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Gigi Griffis is a writer and humorist with a penchant for snuggly puppies, new places, and Italian cooking. In May 2012, she sold her stuff and took to the road with a growing business and a pint-sized pooch. She’s been traveling, writing, and falling in love with her life ever since.
Full Name (Including Embarrassing Second Names): Gigi Ruth Griffis
Location: Traveling the world with Luna in tow
What I Do for a Living: Write
What I Do for Fun: Travel, hike, and seek out the best international cuisines.
The Furry Members of My Household Are: A beautiful, therapy-trained Yorkie-Schnauzer mix named Luna. She’s the best travel buddy a girl could ask for.
My Favorite Things to Write About Are: Travel and inspiration. If something I write inspires you to take a trip, live your dreams, or travel with your dog – I am doing something right!
My Pet Peeves Are: People who complain about or campaign against dogs on airplanes.
My Guilty Pleasures Are: Young-adult fantasy novels, eating several gelatos on a hot summer day.
How I Deal with Cat/Dog Hair: Luna is a mix of two non-shedding breeds, so it’s never an issue.
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: Exactly what I am today: a self-employed writer who travels the world with her best (and fuzziest) friend.
Feb 21, 2014 — I've been on the road with Luna for more than a year and a half, and I find myself happier, stronger, and more grounded than I’ve ever been.
Oct 14, 2013 — We talk to a well-traveled, 100-pound Rottweiler mix named Otis and his owner, James Cozens, about flying around he world with big dogs.
Jun 3, 2013 — Immigration officials treated me like a criminal, holding me for hours. My anxiety? Off the scale.
May 14, 2013 — Research, patience, flexibility, and preparation will take you and your dog far when seeing the world.
May 6, 2013 — For nearly a year, my dog and I have traveled the world. Here's how we make the transitions easier.
Mar 19, 2013 — My dog and I have visited eight countries in nine months. And guess what? Traveling with a dog is not THAT hard.
Mar 11, 2013 — I'm a commitment-phobe in most areas, but not in the one that counts: loving my dog. Is that weird?
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