Costa Rica to Panama to Serbia to Hungary

It’s cramped inside the car. I keep standing up, turning around, panting, and settling heavily only to realize my legs are falling asleep again. Kayla, Aaron (Andrew’s younger brother), and I are squeezed into the back seat of a taxi. Andrew’s head lolls nauseatingly up front as he attempts to sleep. The road is impossibly bumpy. We left our AirBnb …

A Blustery Month in Tilaran, Costa Rica

We left Tamarindo on January 25, packing up the car and driving down a long dirt road to reach Paquera, Costa Rica. The small town is nestled at the end of a peninusla. I chased butterflies in the yard while Kayla and Andrew washed the car. The next evening, Andrew and Kayla left me and headed out into the dark. …

Water, Fire, Salt, Foam, and Joy – Tamarindo, Costa Rica

After the odyssey of driving through five countries in ten days, it was a relief to arrive in the beachside town of Tamarindo. Bad news – the internet deleted our blog post that recounted the tale of our 10-day drive from Mexico to Costa Rica. But trust me, it was epic. The humans unpacked while I sniffed around the yard …

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 …

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 …

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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, …

A Flurry of Planning, The Ocean, and Wine Country

Doggone it, I have been slacking on the writing. Let’s blame Kayla, shall we? She has been taking me running so darn much that I’m pooped. Plus, she’s working really hard on 100 Days of TEAM with me and scent work. We’re busy! It’s been almost a month since I wrote. We were in Portland at the time. Right after …

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When the heck are we going south?

The smoke of the wildfires is starting to get to me. I feel a bit lethargic and keep sneezing. Worst of all, my eyes are getting caked up with gross black goo. Kayla and I haven’t been running much – she says the air quality is dangerous. Mostly I just sleep and roll around on the carpet. The smoke is …