our vacation video: dog days are over

Friends! I am finally ready to show you our video from our amazing trip to the United States that we recently took. 

I hope that you enjoy it. It took me an entire day to create it. It’s approximately nine minutes long, one minute for each day, and is aptly named “Dog Days Are Over.” That title was chosen because we brought our dogs along with us, of course! Also, because the song is just amazing. :-)))

Although we’ve only been back for two weeks, it unfortunately feels like a lifetime ago. I feel so far removed from this trip, which can only mean one thing. It’s time to take another one.




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  1. janice

     /  04/24/2015

    Hi! I enjoyed watching your video. Looks like you had a lot of fun. We are planning to cross the border with our 2 fur-babies and really apprehensive that they might not be allowed entry. What papers do i need to bring for them? Thanks

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    • If they are older than 4 months, they need to have proof of their rabies shot/booster, and their health certificates. It also has to be a certain number of days prior to you crossing the border. Your local vet should know what documentation you need, as mine did.

      Also, you don’t need the rabies to get into the States, but you do to get into Canada.

      Lastly, don’t bring any dog food across the border. Chances are they will confiscate it!

      Hope this helps!


  2. Cute Video. You guys remind me of my daughter and her husband. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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  3. Wow! Looks like you truly had a wonderful trip.. stunning pictures.

    Xo. http://www.sonamnaiducreative.com

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  4. What beautiful photos of what looked like an amazing trip! Great music too :) thanks for sharing. The scenery is so diverse and stunning!

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  5. Jord K

     /  03/25/2015


    Well done on the video. It looked like a trip that produced many memorable moments; keep making more.


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    • Thank you! It was very fun, very different from anything that we’ve been on before. I loved that we were able to take our dogs, and that they could experience everything that we did. I certainly wouldn’t have changed a single thing.



  6. Lovely video and music. I do have a question for you. Did you guys book all of your hotel stays ahead of time? I’ve found finding pet-friendly places to be a challenge and am wondering if this factor made a cross-country trip more difficult for you.

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    • Hi!

      We booked probably 80% of our hotels ahead of our trip. Trip Advisor was our go-to site. We picked what city we would stay in before leaving, typed in “pet-friendly hotels” into Google, and chose the one with the highest user ratings. It went off without a hitch. I find that most cities have at least one pet-friendly hotel (even if the city itself is tiny)!

      We honestly thought that it would be difficult. It wasn’t. We stayed in a 5-Star hotel Salt Lake City. They’re really so diverse and I’m planning on publishing a post soon just on our hotel selection alone!

      Thanks for the comment. Please let me know if you have further questions!


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      • Thanks so much for your response. When I was a kid, we traveled with our dogs (in many of the areas you visited) all of the time. Perhaps it’s just our region (NC) but I’ve found that even the “pet friendly” places often require non-refundable pet deposits, which sometimes hit the $200 mark. Good to know it’s not like that everywhere!


  7. lindaglovinghome

     /  03/24/2015

    Thanks for sharing. Wonderful. This is what life is all about!! Beautiful presentation, experience and memories.

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  8. Great video and music! Down to The River, a great old christian song, my wife and I watch the Gaithers videos and have seen them live a few times, great stuff. The Utah mountains are so gorgeous.

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    • It’s such a beautiful, invoking song. I admit that I first heard it in a film, but it stayed with me since then.

      I’ve thought about Utah and its landscape everyday since our trip. I’ll always love Colorado, but Utah was divine.

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  9. You made some beautiful memories. So pleased for you. Leave the tundra in which you currently live. The world is big darlin. Go. Be free.

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  10. G

     /  03/24/2015

    Great music and amaIng photos! It was like reliving the trip again but through your eyes:) FANTASTIC TRIP. Loved it!!!

    Yes we should definitely head back ASAP! it’s not getting any warmer here and I forgot what the sun looks like.

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    • Awe, I love that you said through my eyes. I forget that even though we went together, we certainly saw things differently.

      Thanks babe. This comment made me think of new many ideas.



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