I'm thrilled to announce that in a sponsored partnership with Open Farm, Boca and I will be traveling to Phoenix, AZ in June for the 2016 BlogPaws Conference! There are so many reasons I'm excited about this. Firstly, I can't think of a pet food brand I'm more proud to promote; Open Farm is committed not only to the health and well-being of dogs and cats with transparent sourcing and high-quality ingredients, but as the first Certified Humane kibble, they are concerned with the treatment of farm animals. As a lifelong animal advocate and mostly-vegetarian, these factors are closely in line with my own values. The Ginger Sisters love the food and I regularly include it in their rotation diet. Boca wants me to be sure I remember to pack some!
This trip will allow me to gain skills and insight that will improve my writing and blogging, as well as the opportunity to meet some of the amazing pet bloggers I've come to know as friends, like Jessica from You Did What with Your Wiener, Kimberly from Keep the Tail Wagging, Amanda from Dog Mom Days, Maggie from Oh My Dog, and too many more to list. I'll have my perfect Potcake by my side to help with those introvert moments, and spend three full days surrounded by people whose lives also revolve around dogs. I know my bond with Boca will only be strengthened by this big summer adventure!
Boca and I will be attached at the leash-clip for a whole week straight! It will be my first long trip in my new-ish car, and my first extended road trip with one of The Ginger Sisters. Ruby's reactivity doesn't allow her to attend an event like this, so she'll be holding down the fort with my dad in Denver. We'll be taking two days to get to and from Phoenix, and I'm especially looking forward to overnight stays in my hometown of Cortez, Colorado in the Four Corners area, and Santa Fe, New Mexico where I lived with my aunt for a summer. Leading up to the trip I'll be posting travel tips, packing pointers, and reviews of dog friendly locales both in Denver and on the road as I get Boca prepared for the crowds and activities at BlogPaws. I'll also be sharing some fun facts about our generous sponsor, Open Farm. I hope you'll join us on the Road to BlogPaws!
This post is sponsored by Open Farm as part of our Road to Blog Paws series. You can visit Open Farm on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.