Border Collie vs. the Wildlife of Burnaby, British Columbia

What. A. WEEK! We’re staying in a renovated sunroom in Burnaby, British Columbia. Burnaby is what you call a suburb of Vancouver. The AirBnb is pretty and well-lit, but it’s been excruciatingly hot since coming to Burnaby. Kayla and I have been doing a lot of early morning runs and late night – which takes me to the height of this …

A Dog’s Eye View of Victoria, British Columbia

I like the north, that’s that. While I haven’t had quite as much freedom as when we were in Wisconsin, I’m back to running and hiking and swimming. Holy bacon biscuits, that feels good to say! We took a late ferry over to Canada last Friday. I got pretty stressed out on the boat. There were a lot of people …

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A Collie without Borders: How to Bring a Dog to Canada

I’m a collie without borders! Yesterday, Andrew and Kayla learned that it’s super easy to bring a dog to Canada. We took a ferry from Washington to Victoria, British Colombia. They showed the agent my vaccination records, and that was it. Turns out it’s super easy to bring a dog to Canada. But let’s back up. It’s been a while …

Start Freelancing and Travel the World: How Kayla Quit Her Job to Travel and Write

When Andrew and I decided to leave Denver to drive from Canada to Patagonia, one of the first orders of business was to figure out how I’d make money. I decided to start freelancing and see if I could make it as a writer while we traveled. Here’s how I did it. 1. I started freelancing part-time, right away. I …

June Expense Report for El Perro Tambien

Oh… yikes. We did it again. This month we spent over twice as much as we expected. There were a lot of big expenses this month, thanks to car repairs, Barley’s injury, and paying rent for June, July, and half of August all at once. To be fair, Andrew actually had enough spare cash that he put an extra $1,000 …