Tarantula Pippilotta Gasolina Scorpio Mc Junior. A.k.a Tara, was born in a gas station in Lago Agrio, Ecuador, a small town bordering Colombia at the edge of the Amazon forest. She joined the team of Nonurbia when she was only one and a half months old and has been traveling with her humans Sarah and Erdem for a year now. You can follow them @nonurbia on Instagram, Facebook and nonurbia.com on their blog.
We just returned from an AMAZING trip to the beach with mom and dad and Porter is well into a blog post about it, but in the meantime we got yet another great Dogs on the Road interview with Sheelah and Miro from Paws on Tour!
Please offer up a short blurb about who you are? Age? Who else is in your family?
We are the canine Overlanders Sheelah, 13 and Miro, 11 years of age. We have been traveling through the Americas in a Toyota Landcruiser HZJ75 with our humans Michel and Ursi since early May 2012 and have more or less 6 months left until we return home to Switzerland.
Next up in our Dogs on the Road interview series is Frankie of Follow the Hound. Frankie is our first interview with a European hound so enjoy his perspective on traveling the world.
Hi Frankie! Tell us a little about yourself.
Tell us a little bit about where you have traveled with your family. Have you traveled internationally?
Hi, I’m Frankie, I travel the world with my wonderful owners Ross and Dinia in our old VW Syncro. I’m a Posavac Hound who had a tough life before they found me, but its all great now, and Ross says I will hopefully be the first dog to visit all 7 continents!
It started, a few years ago, I grew up in an area where there are hundreds of dogs roaming the streets, looking for food and trying to stay out of trouble. Unfortunately, one day I was sniffing around the forest and I got my paw stuck in an animal trap. I don’t know how long I was there for, but by the depth of the cuts and how skinny I was, Ross thinks it was for nearly a week!
Luckily, just before it was too late, Ross and Dinia found me while they were camping in their old Land Rover and they decided to share food with me and show me some TLC. They stayed with me for 2 days feeding me and playing with me, but when they thought I was getting better, they had to move on. They started to drive away and I got very upset as these were the nicest people I had ever met. As they pulled away, I started running and luckily, after 2 miles, Ross spotted me in his wing mirror and decided that he was going to keep me!
3 years on now and although I like to escape and run around chasing deer (I am a hound after all) I still live and travel with Ross and Dee. They have even decided to name their website after me. Id love if you would take a look at our adventures at: http://www.followthehound.com
By Aspen & Porter ~
Next up in our interview series of Dogs on the Road, we present Ducati, of S&M Boiler Works. Ducati and his parents, Mike & Shannon are doing something truly unique~ traveling the world by MOTORCYCLE! They plan on circumventing the entire world in the next three or four years, which we find pretty damn amazing! Lets get right into the interview.
Luna is our latest interviewee. We were super excited to get this interview as Luna and her mom have traveled all over the world so offered us lots of tips!
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Luna Griffis is a full-time world-traveling pooch with a special love for big adventures (of course, when you’re 14 pounds, everything is kind of a big adventure). In 2012, Luna and her mom (Gigi Griffis) sold their stuff and took off around the world. You can follow their adventures at gigigriffis.com.