Cross-Country Road Trip with a Dog

In Spring 2011, Banjo and his two humans set off on the long drive from Brooklyn, NY to Southern California to start a new life, travelling 4,153 miles (6,684 kms) over a 12-day period. Along the way they discovered all sorts of dog-friendly things to see and do with a dog, which Banjo writes about in this series of blog posts. His co-blogger Lauren finishes off the series with a useful post on top tips for travelling with a dog.

Eleven Tips for a Dog on a Road Trip

May 11, 2011
Image © Kurgo

When you’ve spent two weeks driving  4,153 miles / 6,684 kms with a dog, you learn a practical thing or two along the way! Here are Banjo and my top tips for going on a road trip with a [large] dog: 1. Safety first! Invest in a seat-belt or other restraining device.  This is as […]

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Day 11: I a California dog!

May 11, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo heer. I arriving safely in California. Da last day on da road is very boring for eveybody. Hoomins desiding iz bettah we driving eight hours from Williams, AZ to Escondido, CA. We stopping to do tinkles but we see nuffin else. So insted, I drawing yoo a nice pikchuh of me wen […]

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Day 10: Noo Mexico to Arizona

May 10, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo heer. Today I telling yoo about mah trip from Gallup, Noo Meksiko to Arizona weh we seeing da Painted Desert, da Petrified Forest and da Grand Canyon. Oll froo da road trip, we staying in dog-frenly hotel chainz, but in Gallup we staying in a rooootiful plays called El Rancho Hotel. Dis […]

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Day 9: Noo Mexico

May 4, 2011

Arooooooooooooo! Dis Banjo heer and I has a big excited becos today I tell yoo about da BEST DOG RUN EVAH! Afteh we leaving Socorro, we driving to Santa Fe.  Hoomins telling me dere is a vey speshul plays for me in Santa Fe. Iz da Santa Fe Animal Shelter Dog Park and dey saying […]

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Day 8: Texas to Noo Mexico

May 3, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo heer. Today I tellz yoo about mah jurney up Noo Meksiko. Furs, wen I waking up and going owside to do morning tinkles, Lauren is not let me go in da long grasses.  I not unnerstan but she finking stinktively dat dere is rattol snakes in dere.  Den she meeting a Native […]

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Day 7: Texas is a Big State

May 1, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo heer.  Today I tells yoo about mah jurney to Van Horn, Texas. Ufter we saying goobyes to da Lipman fambly, we driving froo a big plays called Hill Country.  I heer mah hoomins tokking about someone called Barbie Kyoo, but iz Sunday and eeting places iz closed. So we not smelling her. […]

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Days 5-6: Weekend in Austin

April 30, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo heer. Today I tell yoo about mah weekend in Austin, Texas. We staying wun-too-free nites wiv hoomin frends, da Lipmans. Furs, I tell yoo hoomins very happy becoz last time they seeing Mister and Missus Lipman, I iz a puppy. And now Lipmans haz two littol hoomins, chew! So iz a long […]

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Day 4: Louisiana to Texas

April 29, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo heer. Today I tells yoo about mah trip from Shreveport, L’Aroosiana to Austin, Texas. Wen we leaving hotel, the furst fing I see is all the bugz on the car.  Dey is skwishy dedd and smellz vey intresting. Iz dis stink-bugs? I not lick dem. Den we in da car again for […]

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Day 3: Alabama to Louisiana

April 21, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo.  Heer yoo can read mah tail about mah journey to L’Aroosiana. Today a guud day. Heer iz mah favourit pikchuh: I like dis pikchuh becos iz show vey speshul moment wiv mah Lauren. I luvs her. And she luvs me. In da car we haz smiling moments like dis. I like da […]

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Day 2: Virginia to Alabama

April 13, 2011

Aroo! Dis Banjo.  Heer yoo can read mah tail about mah journey to Aroobama. After we sleeping, mah hoomins iz put all da fings in da car.  I iz get vey worried that hoomins forget me. So I doing fings like wriggle between hoomins’ legs and shreek at hoomins to remind dem I like to […]

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