Humorous, Authentic Stories of Travel, Retirement, Wandering, House Sitting…and Love!


When we tell people that we sold our home, our cars and everything we own to travel the world as house sitters, we get many reactions. Sometimes we are treated like we are purple-haired, web-footed screwballs, but, more than often, we see the glimmer of envy in the eyes of those who behold our lifestyle.  

Since it often seems that the world has become chaotic and hate-filled, we are determined to present stories that prove that it’s not like that everywhere.  We are trying to make a difference here through humor.  We will never preach religion or politics, but rather, our goal is to enlighten, entertain and amuse. If we make you giggle or even chuckle out loud, we have been successful. 

We realize that a life of travel through housesitting is not for everyone, but it sure works for us. Here we share with you why we did it, how we did it, things we got right, things we screwed up, and the madcap, wacky adventures that occur daily as we live our dream.

Oh, and we’re married. Photos are by John. Words are by Anel. 

Welcome to our lives…our Barefoot Diary. 

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A Few of Our Latest Stories

"Maybe the best moment of your life will be your next BIG ADVENTURE."

~Siya Zarrabi

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If you’re not able to hit the road just yet, John’s awesome photos are the next best thing to being there. Check out the Barefoot Diary Photo Gallery!

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