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You've prepared yourself for bus life and are ready to hit the open road but have you helped your dog prepare as well?

~Guest Blogger: Aurora James

We all know home is where the heart is, and for some, that home changes with each passing mile. For those that live on the road full-time, the beauty is in the fact that your home is where you lay your head each night, not your destination. Whether you travel by car, bus, or RV, there will be some days where you might set up camp to enjoy the fresh air and stretch your legs a bit. Your pooch will surely enjoy it, but there are some safety precautions that you need to be aware of to ensure your dog is happy and safe both on and off the road. Check out this infographic for helpful tips to keep your dog safe, then sit back and enjoy the ride.

 

  

 

Additional Resources:

Health:

How do I keep my dog safe while camping?

What if my dog sustains an injury on our trip?

How do I check for ticks on my pet?

Heatstroke and my pup: what do I need to know?

Preparation:

How do I locate dog-friendly campsites?

What are the potential camping-related dangers for my dog?

Gear:

What packing checklist should I follow?

What should I put in my dog’s first aid kit?

Is a collar or harness best for my dog during our camping trip?

 

The best part about traveling the open road with your dog is that he is always ready for an adventure, whether it is at the crack of dawn or when the stars are shining bright. Keep your companion safe with these helpful tips so that the two of you can enjoy many more adventures to come.

School Bus Conversion

Valerie Bus

National Parks pin and patch freelance artist converts a short school bus into a boho chic skoolie.

You may remember Heidi Miller from the Life In The Bus Lane documentary and her short appearance of when she was in the beginning stages of her short bus conversion. Now with the bus conversion nearly complete Heidi has already shown her bus at the Tiny House Living Festival stop in Portland summer 2017.

Professional photographer Heather Jackson was shooting Heidi's engagement photos and decided to take some of her skoolie as well. Enjoy the photos and be on the lookout for this school bus conversion to possibly show up on AirBnB just outside Eugene, OR.

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Valerie Bus

Relaxed

Heidi Miller enjoys tea inside her hippy chic short school bus conversion.

School Bus Conversion

Kyle Volkman

Roof raise and all, this 1986 school bus conversion only ended up costing $10-$15k

Kyle Volkman demonstrates that you only need a few skills to get started on a school bus conversion. Everything else will come later as you make mistakes and learn from them. Check out all of Kyle's unique ways of utilizing space in his bus conversion.

This vegetable powered school bus conversion is home for Kyle and his business. Professionally converting school buses, vans and even an ambulance, Kyle travels to the clients location with all the tools he needs to complete a conversion on the road.

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Kyle Volkman

Details

Kyle Volkman spent many hours on the fine details and finish work inside his school bus conversion.

School Bus Conversion

Wild And Free Lawsons

Wild and Free: Nine Family Members. One School Bus. Unlimited Possibilities.

"We would definitely recommend this lifestyle to any family because of the freedom. Living a more simple life allows for the things that really do matter to take preference. Cultivating the things that matter most."

This family of nine lives full time on the road while shooting wedding photography and homeschooling the kids. Trading the mortgage for gas money this large family has become rich in experiences.

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Family

The Lawson's beg to differ when it comes to the myth that you can't raise a family in a school bus conversion.

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