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We are Dave, Jen, and Sora, aka the Long Haul Trekkers from Portland, Oregon, USA. Follow along on our journey as we cycle the world with our dog.
7 Pet-Friendly Hotels Where Dogs Stay Free
2023-01-07 01:46
Fees at pet-friendly hotels can add up quickly, so knowing which hotels allow dogs to stay for free can keep vacation budgets down. Fortunately, there are some great options for those travel… Read More
How Cold Is Too Cold For A Dog To Hike?
2022-12-14 05:56
Have you ever wondered how cold is too cold for your dog? I love winter hiking with my dog. The scenery changes, there are fewer people, and we can participate in different activities, l… Read More
7 Reasons To Muzzle Train Your Dog
2022-03-23 22:17
If your dog isn’t a bite risk, why would you ever need to muzzle train your dog? Because muzzles rock. Truly.  They have a poor connotation associated with aggressive dogs… Read More
7 Easy DIY Enrichment Activities For Dogs
2022-03-01 23:33
When you’re short on time or the weather is uninviting, enrichment activities are a great way to give your dog some mental stimulation when you can’t give them physical activity… Read More
9 Reasons To Avoid The Dog Park
2022-02-15 06:08
Knowing what I know now about dog socialization, the dog park is a place I avoid entirely, unless I’m sticking to the outside to work on training. The purpose of dog parks is to cre… Read More
Gunner Kennel | The Safest Pet Travel Crate
2021-11-29 04:47
Gunner Kennels kindly sent me the G1 Medium to test out. I can truly say that this kennel is life changing. I feel so much safer driving knowing that Sitka is contained and will be protected… Read More
A Dog Friendly Guide To El Paso
2021-05-26 22:03
I partnered with to bring you this dog-friendly guide to El Paso El Paso, Texas sits in the westernmost corner of the state, squeezed in between the border with New Mexico and Mex… Read More
Gear Review: Voyagers K9 Apparel Rain Coat
2021-03-25 01:19
Disclaimer: Voyagers K9 Apparel sent me this Rain Coat to test and review. I have purchased other jackets from the brand previously because I love the quality and design. I test my products… Read More
A Dog Friendly Guide To Yosemite
2021-02-21 19:41
I partnered with to bring you this dog-friendly guide to Yosemite National Park. Yosemite was California’s first national park and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site… Read More
A Dog Friendly Guide To The Grand Canyon
2021-02-04 01:27
I partnered with to bring you this dog-friendly guide the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is the second-most visited national park in the US, and for good reason. The mile-deep gor… Read More
10 Dog Stocking Stuffer Ideas Fo
2020-11-27 20:31
Need some dog stocking stuffer ideas for your adventure pup? I’ve put together a great list of unique items that will enhance your outdoor excursions with your favorite four-legged pal… Read More
A Dog Friendly Guide To Lake Tahoe
2020-11-18 18:35
Lake Tahoe is the most-visited national forest in California and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Sierra Nevada. This dog-friendly guide to Lake Tahoe will reveal the best… Read More
Best Dog Coats And Sweaters For Active Pups
2020-11-05 14:13
These days, a warm winter coat is just part of several items I include for my dog when we head outdoors for a winter adventure. I used to think dog coats and sweaters were only for small dog… Read More
2020-10-28 14:15
Over the years, I have learned much of what I know about dogs from my favorite social media platform, Instagram. When I was struggling with Laila’s training, I was introduced to the wo… Read More
A Dog Friendly Guide To Jackson Hole
2020-10-13 21:50
One of the draws of Jackson Hole, WY is its proximity to National Parks like Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. Of course, if you travel with a dog, like I do, then visiting the parks becomes a b… Read More
9 E-Collar Training Myths: Busted
2020-08-25 20:33
Like many, I once believed that e-collar training was cruel. I thought positive reinforcement was the only right way to train a dog, until I had Laila. As much as I learned and worked with h… Read More
Dog Mom’s Day Etsy Gift Guide
2020-05-02 22:10
Dogs count as children when it comes to Mother’s Day, right? In my book, absolutely. In fact, Dog Mom’s Day is even now a national holiday, celebrated the second Saturday in May… Read More
The Best Biothane Leashes For Dogs On Etsy
2020-02-09 21:41
A friend recently gave me an extra BioThane dog leash she had when I adopted Sitka. I had seen them all over Instagram, but didn’t really get what the big deal was over these leashes… Read More
Dog Car Safety Harness
2019-11-14 20:27
This post was done in partnership with Kurgo, a dog product company who has spent years perfecting the design for their gear, including the safety items mentioned today. I don’t just w… Read More
Benefits Of CBD Oil For Active Dogs
2019-11-01 22:27
The popularity of CBD Oil for dogs has surged in recent years since the passage of the Farm Bill in 2018. The bill legalized CBD derived from hemp containing no more than 0.3% THC.  Wit… Read More
10 Essentials For Hiking With Dogs
2019-10-18 16:26
In 2017, a fire ripped through the Columbia River Gorge, leaving 153 hikers stranded overnight six miles into the Eagle Creek Trail. After this happened, there was a lot of talk about the im… Read More
Our Picks For The Best Dog Camping Beds
2019-09-15 16:35
Lightweight, portable dog beds are an essential travel item for adventure dogs. It seems that just about every outdoor company is coming out with a dog travel bed, some more travel-friendly… Read More
Why You Should Hike Alone With Your Dog
2019-08-30 13:43
After returning to the Pacific Northwest once we finished our bicycle trip, I wanted to take the opportunity to better explore the region where I grew up. One weekend, Dave was in Portland a… Read More
The 10 Commandments Of Hiking With Dogs
2019-08-08 13:20
If you want to start a heated conversation among dog owners, just ask about their encounters with other dogs on the trail. Hiking with dogs comes with a set of responsibilities that some sim… Read More
9 Great Reads For Dog Lovers
2019-07-25 14:15
I’ve been doing some research for a future project I have in mind, which has required me to read as many books as I can find featuring dogs. I had no idea there were so many great read… Read More
Traveling To Europe With A Dog
2019-07-02 16:13
Despite the airlines’ best efforts to dissuade pet travel, more and more dog parents are considering bringing along their pets on their travels to Europe. Given the popularity of the c… Read More
How To Camp With A Dog For The First Time
2019-05-14 15:13
Our preferred method of overnight travel with dogs is camping. Not only is it the most dog-friendly way to explore, but spending the night outdoors creates a wonderful bonding experience bet… Read More
Welcome To The Pack: Introducing Riia
2019-05-06 11:28
The timing wasn’t exactly right, but the situation sure was. Dave and I had been talking about adding a second dog to our pack for a couple months. We knew that we wanted another herde… Read More
Leave No Trace Principles With A Dog
2019-04-19 16:03
Most adventure dog parents I know or associate with are fairly savvy when it comes to the principles of leave no trace. For those who have never heard of them, they are seven sets of guideli… Read More

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