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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-5255-7823-6
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 486 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-5255-7822-9
    • 6.0 x 9.0 inches
    • Standard Color interior
    • 486 pages
  • Keywords
    • Travelogue North America,
    • Travel memoirs,
    • Husband and wife,
    • Recreation vehicle,
    • Motor home,
    • Road trip,
    • Travelling with a Labrador retriever

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Dispatches from the Doghouse
RVing through North America
by Dina Kalns

How much would you be willing to spend on a doghouse? Is $350,000.00 too much? Not for this adventurous couple. Why? Because when you plan to spend 3 years travelling full-time throughout North America with a dog, everyone has to be comfortable. Especially the dog. An RV was the only practical solution. Equal parts diary, memoir, travel guide and social commentary, Dispatches from the Doghouse is full of engaging descriptions, amusing anecdotes, wry observations and practical insights, as two RV neophytes decide to “leave it all behind” and embark on an unforgettable journey – from the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec to San Diego California, from Homer Alaska to Key West Florida, and pretty much every place in between. Driving, hiking, biking, kayaking, snorkeling and flying. Flora, fauna, geology and history. National, provincial, state and county parks. Cities, villages, hamlets and one-horse towns. Solitude and fellowship. Excitement and relaxation. Fulfillment and frustration. Happiness and sorrow. Dispatches from the Doghouse documents the ride of a lifetime. If you have ever wondered about “hitting the open road,” with or without a dog, this book is for you.

Dina Kalns has always been an avid outdoor traveler, preferring active, challenging holidays to the more sedentary ones. Moving into a motor coach was a definite departure from her comfort zone but provided the opportunity to document in considerable depth, a lifestyle that many dream about, but few rarely experience. Born and raised near Toronto, albeit with strong Latvian roots, Dispatches from the Doghouse is her first book. She lives in Port Credit with her husband John and their chocolate Labrador Retriever Porter – aka the brown menace.


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