Mainland Mexico: The Coolest Hike in Guadalajara, the Ocean, and More!

Woooooof. It’s been a busy few weeks for Barley the Border Collie and the rest of El Perro Tambien! Puerto Vallarta After taking the ferry from Baja California to the mainland, we headed to Puerto Vallarta for the end of November. We rented an adorable little Airbnb that’s right off the Malecon, which is the giant beachfront boardwalk. The apartment was …

Everything We Did Wrong Traveling Down Baja California with a Dog

We missed a crucial step in the immigration process when we drove into Mexico via San Diego/Tijuana. As you might remember from my blog post about entering Mexico, no one ever stopped us to see our papers. We didn’t stop to ask anyone, assuming that we were doing OK. We found out last week that we were very wrong. You Need …

The Best Day Hike in La Paz, Baja California Sur

After our near-death experiences with cliff roads and food poisoning, it’s been nice to settle into our routine in La Paz. Kayla and I have been going for runs along the ocean every day. She’s been making it a point to catch the sunrise or sunset (or both) every day with me. I don’t give a cat’s tail about the …

Driving from Ensenada to La Paz, Baja California: Food Poisoning and Cliff Roads

We left Ensenada on Friday, expecting a somewhat long afternoon of driving. I curled up in the back seat and went to sleep, per usual. But after dinner, things got a bit crazy. There was a surprise great horned owl, a cliffed-out road, potholes that could swallow a buffalo, nausea, and more. Let me just say that I’m really glad that …

October Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

We’re going to do this month a bit differently. Kayla will open with her normal overview, then Andrew is going to add his finances in below. If all goes well, this will be “new normal.” I’m still working a ton when I’m working, but we managed to take quite a bit of time off this month. I ran my marathon on …

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Bienvenidos a Mexico. Have a Mezcal y Maracuya.

San Diego was a blur. We arrived late on 10/23 after a long day of driving. Our Airbnb was quiet and small with a nice back yard. Kayla and I ran in the mornings, then she and Andrew worked all day. We went to the vet on 10/24. It was… ok. I normally don’t mind the vet, but these techs …

A Wedding in Minnesota, and Now We’re 10 Minutes from Mexico

Right after I last wrote, Andrew and Kayla handed me off to a dogsitter. Her name is Nicki, and she’s a friend of a friend of a friend of Kayla’s… I think? She was so nice. We played fetch in the park every day. I got to carry my cow, Bessie, everywhere and I met lots of new people. The smells …

Los Angeles: 10 Days to Mexico

Time flies! We left Yosemite on 10/10 and drove all day to Los Angeles. Per usual, I just slept in the back while Kayla and Andrew binge-listened to Generation Why. I think I know more about serial killers than the average human. So scary! But hey, it keeps them awake while they’re driving. We haven’t done much since leaving Yosemite, …

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Is Yosemite *Really* Dog Friendly? (Plus: A Dog’s Eye View of the Bay Area)

As we drove towards Yosemite last week, Kayla pulled up her phone. She knew that most National Parks don’t really allow dogs, but she wanted to see if we could do any hikes together. I don’t really like going to the boarding kennel and I REALLY like hiking, so we figured it would be fantastic to bring me along. All …

September Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

Wow! September turned out to be quite an expensive month — they aren’t kidding when they say San Francisco is expensive. Luckily, I also am really getting into a good rhythm with work and have a good amount of work for freelance writing. I’ve been working a lot. This month, aside from my normal work as a freelancer for PlantSnap.com, …