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Author - Jen Sotolongo

Hello! I'm Jen. I'm a writer, photographer, dog mom, and outdoor enthusiast. When I'm not writing about awesome ways to get outside with your dog, I'm probably out for a long trail run. I also fancy myself a pretty decent vegan cook, and am always happy to whip up a batch of cookies for friends. I am based in the Pacific Northwest and I never leave home without my dogs.

Benefits of CBD Oil for Active Dogs

The popularity of CBD Oil for dogs has surged in recent years since the passage of the Farm Bill in 2018. The bill legalized CBD derived from hemp containing no more than 0.3% THC.  With production restrictions reduced, manufacturers have been quick to jump on the scene. Aside from[...]

10 Essentials for Hiking with Dogs

10 Essentials for Hiking with Dogs

In 2017, a fire ripped through the Columbia River Gorge, leaving 153 hikers stranded overnight six miles into the Eagle Creek Trail. After this happened, there was a lot of talk about the importance of bringing along the 10 essentials for hiking. You just never know what might happen when[...]

Sora napping in the sun

Shop for Sora. Raising Money for the Brodie Fund

On October 10th, 2018, we said an incredibly painful goodbye to Sora. I knew that day would be the worst of my life, and I also felt so much relief freeing her from that insipid recurring cancer. #fuckcancer As the anniversary of her death approaches, I wanted to do something to honor her[...]

Why You Should Hike Alone with Your Dog

After returning to the Pacific Northwest once we finished our bicycle trip, I wanted to take the opportunity to better explore the region where I grew up. One weekend, Dave was in Portland and I was itching to hike. I didn’t feel like asking around to find a hiking partner the night[...]

Woman reading with her dog

9 Great Reads for Dog Lovers

I’ve been doing some research for a future project I have in mind, which has required me to read as many books as I can find featuring dogs. I had no idea there were so many great reads for dog lovers out there!  It’s amazing what you discover when you just open your eyes.  I plan to[...]

52 Week Adventure Checklist

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