Inside Ripley’s Backpack

One of the most important things about traveling with a dog is bringing along everything you might need to take care of the dog while you are away. It turns out to be quite a list. Ripley has her own backpack when we travel. So, what do we bring? The most obvious things to bring…

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Packing with Tubs

One of the first decisions Mark and I made when we first started taking long trips was that bags just weren’t cutting it for us when we packed. We had too many things in too many separate bags. Every time we tried to go into a hotel, we had to haul all of the bags…

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Driving to Alaska?

The first question we hear when we tell people that we are driving┬áto Alaska is, “Why?” It is 3,800 miles from Denton, Texas, to Fairbanks, Alaska. Our entire trip will be over 12,000 miles. Knowing that, it makes it hard for people to hear us say something simple, like, “Driving will be more fun,” or,…

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