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Vanlife with Dogs: What to Pack

The other day was the four month anniversary since I landed and so Loki and I have our routines down pat now, rain, sun or snow (literally). If you’re thinking about hitting the road with your dog, long term or short term, you might be wondering what to pack. Don’t stress! It’s not as complicated…

Winter in a Van

As an Australian, I was very concerned about going north through Norway and Sweden. How cold would it get? How would I drive in snow? What survival tips did I need? Would my car start? And so on. We spent two weeks up north, and even now as we have been making our way south…

What It’s Like Travelling With a Dog

One month (and a bit) in… Obviously I’m not a pro (yet) at travelling with a dog, but it has been a bit of a learning curve. I thought while everything is still fresh and shiny and new, I’d write down my experiences. Once I’m an “old hat” at travelling with Loki, things might seem…

Preparing Your Puppy for Future Travel

I’m a member of a Facebook group all about people travelling with their dogs. Sometimes someone asks the question: “What should I do to get my dog ready to travel?” and people provide plenty of useful information, usually telling them to teach sit, stay, etc. However, while I think ‘sit’ is a relatively useful command,…

How To: Take Your Dog Overseas (or Into Australia)

I’ve had some fantastic reactions when I tell people I’m taking Loki on this trip with me. I’ve had to say the same thing so often that I almost have it down as a script. People: So, I hear you’re going overseas. Me: Yeah, yeah, it’s a pretty big adventure. People: Sounds great! But what…

A Decision!

I keep writing posts. I have about 6 drafts in the wings, all of them with more or less the same message. Something along the lines of I am terrified and don’t know if I’m doing the right thing, I don’t know what I’m doing, holy hell there’s only 4 months until I’m meant to be…

A General To-Do List

There are a lot of things to organise before this trip. Packing up one’s life and moving overseas (however temporarily) always involves a lot of planning, a lot of stress, and a lot of things to organise. Even a month-long overseas trip involves booking flights, hotels, organising things to see and do, occasionally getting visas,…

Trains, Planes and Automobiles

Ah, the open road. Travelling where and when we want to, moving from country to country, city to city… But the question is, how should we travel? There are a few options available (as there is with anything on this trip!) and so I think a pros and cons list is in order!   Campervan…

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