A photo memoir of my first year of dog-friendly travel blogging

This is a photo memoir of my first year of dedication to dog-friendly travel. In the past, Mom and Dad took me on plenty of mini road trips through Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. They took an America road trip without me and missed me every single day. As we became increasingly obsessed with traveling together, we realized we wanted to learn and explore dog travel more. We decided to move to Portland, Oregon and our lives changed forever. In the past year, we’ve journeyed across America, explored the Pacific Northwest, and hiked through Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, Canada. My purpose is to show dog owners the beauty of traveling with your best friend while raising awareness of breed discrimination. I hope you enjoy these memories and that they inspire you to take your dog along on your next family road trip.

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Kayaking with Dad on the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida. 
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Kayaking with Dad on the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Florida. 
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Posing at the Tennessee Welcome Sign. 
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Hiking with Mom on the Gatlinburg Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Enjoying downtown St. Louis, Missouri. 
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Enjoying the arch in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. 
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Fearing the corn fields in Nebraska.
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Observing Sioux Falls with Dad in South Dakota. 
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Observing Sioux Falls with Mom in South Dakota. 
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Looking majestic in front of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. 
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Observing Sioux Falls with Mom in South Dakota. 
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Observing Sioux Falls with Mom in South Dakota. 
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Enjoying cozy hotel beds.
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Posing with goofy roadside attractions.
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Posing with goofy roadside attractions.
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Posing with goofy roadside attractions.
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Enjoying the Badlands National Park. 
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Hiking through the snowy Willamette National Forest. 
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Hiking through the snowy Willamette National Forest. 
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Hiking with Pluto through the snowy Willamette National Forest. 
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Enjoying more delightful hotel beds.
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Checking out Mount Hood and the hotel from the Shining in Oregon.
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Tiptoeing through the tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Oregon.
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Tiptoeing through the tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Oregon.
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Hiking to the top of Angel’s Rest in the Columbia River Gorge. 
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Hiking to the top of Angel’s Rest in the Columbia River Gorge. 
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Staying at a haunted hotel in Centralia, Washington.
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Discovering my new favorite hobby at the Sandy River Delta in Troutdale, Oregon. 
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Discovering my new favorite hobby at the Sandy River Delta in Troutdale, Oregon. 
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Hiking Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. 
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Hiking Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. 
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Discovering the beauty of the Oregon coast. 
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Discovering the beauty of the Oregon coast.
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Discovering the beauty of the Oregon coast. 
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Hiking Golden Ears Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. 
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Hiking Golden Ears Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. 
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Hiking Golden Ears Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada. 
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Hiking and exploring the Painted Hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
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Hiking and exploring the Painted Hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
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Hiking and exploring the Painted Hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
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Hiking and exploring the Painted Hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

 

 

How lucky can one dog be? 

 

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A photo memoir of my first year of dog-friendly travel blogging

Stay tuned for my next blog post, where I hike the Painted Hills!

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6 thoughts on “A photo memoir of my first year of dog-friendly travel blogging

  1. I loved traveling with you sweet Scarlett. You took me to adventures that I have never gone to. Thank you for your amazing doggie friendly blog. You and your parents are certainly the happy wanderers. Woof-woof! Love you dearest Scarlett Begonias♡

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  2. What a great adventure! I am amazed at the similarities between Scarlett and my dog, Kenobi. At first, he feared the water and would freak out if I swam out in the water. And if I went under, he’d rush out only as far as the length of his legs. Once he discovered that he could swim, watch out! He doesn’t want to get out of the water, and will play fetch all day long, if you let him. Poor boy is chest-heavy, though, and really has to work to keep his head up.

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