Brussels: A Week In The Life Day 1 – Travel and Work

Welcome to the first installment of our

“Week In The Life” video series!


Each day for the next seven, we will be posting a short video clip that contains scenes from our day. We will show you the glamorous and unglamorous parts of our vagabond lifestyle, all set against the backdrop of Brussels, Belgium!

Our first video, entitled “Travel and Work” follows us through the Brussels streets as we find our new housesitting gig, stumble with new languages, and try to get caught up on our work.  Perhaps slightly unglamorous, but a very *real* day in our lives!

Note that our last name ain’t Scorcese, and there is no Spielberg blood in our ancestry…we just wanted to do something different and show you what goes on behind the scenes of our lives.

We hope you enjoy!



Be sure to come back every day this week for more!  We have so much beautiful Brussels scenery to share with you, some definite ups and downs in our week, and a special guest star!


10 Comments... Read them below or add one of your own
  • September 18 2011


    I like the double-sided backpack carrying that Pete had goin’ on.

    It’s really too bad you guys can’t put whatever music you want on there.

    Looking forward to Monday!
    Teri recently posted..Do You Pin?

    • September 19 2011

      I actually thought we found some good music! And that one was my favorite! 🙂

  • September 18 2011

    Haha! I love your commentary. Still working. Losers. lol. I know the feeling! You look like pros giving that kitty his meds.
    Christy @ Ordinary Traveler recently posted..Travel Mishaps – Our Yellowstone Adventure

    • September 19 2011

      Total losers! There is a lot of loser-y action throughout the week. And that video of the kitty…a small snippet of the ten minutes it took us to give her the meds! We got to be pros by the end of the two weeks though 🙂

  • September 18 2011

    Very cool! I like this idea.
    Amanda recently posted..Have a Whale of a Time in British Columbia

    • September 19 2011

      Thanks Amanda! And our first day was kind of boring…I promise we do more things than just work! 🙂

  • September 19 2011

    I love the “Uhm…. yeah. No clue.”

    That’s like our constant state of mind on travel days.
    Technosyncratic recently posted..Unexpected Perils of the Roman Baths

    • September 20 2011

      Haha! Yeah, us too. 🙂

  • Maureen at Vaco-Vitae
    September 19 2011

    I can totally relate to everything in this video (except the kitty meds–haven’t had the pleasure of that task yet!). There’s nothing better–or worse–than arriving in a new place with everything you own strapped to your back–or rather, being pulled behind as in our case. We dislike all that weight on our shoulders, so tend to be luggage-on-wheels pullers as opposed to a backpackers.

    Either way, it serves to get lots of looks on the street!

    This is a great idea–doing the videos–it will resonate with many of your fellow housesitters!

    Enjoy Brussels.

    • September 20 2011

      Thanks Maureen! I am wishing we had some luggage-on-wheels lately. Wouldn’t have served us so well in South America, but here, it would be great!

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