Sunshine & Sancho

We're better
together

Life is more fun in good company, which is why Sancho and I love to explore as a team. We’re on a mission to help you AND your furry family members get out of your comfort zone to experience new places and try new things – together.

Here comes the sun(shine)

Checking things off my ever-growing bucket list since 1991.

Born and raised in the Philippines, I had always dreamed of traveling the world. So, when the opportunity presented itself, I traveled to the US as an exchange student. My year in Florida taught me a lot about life in the US, living independently, and the expansive hospitality industry.

I returned to the Philippines with my sights set on adventure, and jumped at the chance to join my mother on trips to places like Australia, Japan, and Dubai. After graduating with my Bachelor’s in hotel and restaurant management, I knew my future held more travel to new places, so I returned to the US for my next adventure. This time, Virginia welcomed me with open arms and introduced me to so many incredible people – including my future husband!

But when I was suddenly furloughed from my job in the hotel industry, I realized that I had to make a choice, and decided it was time to put my hospitality expertise to use and pursue my true passion…

MY BIGGEST ADVENTURE YET

WithSunshineSol
was born

For many of us, 2020 was a year of big change. Personally, I realized that I was done putting my dreams on hold, and decided to chase them down instead. I adopted Sancho in June of 2020 and finally went live with my business one month later. 

It took a few months, but once I finally got the hang of being a full-time creator, I knew I made the right choice. After realizing just how difficult it was to find dog-friendly adventures in my area, I made it my mission to seek out and share as many as I possibly could. 

Sancho has been a huge inspiration behind what I do, and continues to bring joy to my community through his adventures. Now, we continue to explore Virginia (and beyond) looking for new experiences, vacation rentals, tips, and gear to share with you!

And now...

Our community continues to grow

Every single day I’m tagged in new places to explore or new experiences to enjoy. Not only is my love for hiking and camping growing, but so is this community and the long list of opportunities for adventure. 

In an effort to help you experience nature and pursue adventure, Sancho and I are sharing pet-friendly travel inspiration, destination reviews, info on the latest gear and tech, and so much more.

You can explore our blog or join our growing community on social media to keep up with us along the way!

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Meet Sancho

My partner in crime and four-legged BFF

While he might not ever know how loved he is, Sancho will never say no to more attention, which is why he’s the BEST adventure buddy. He’s always down to explore new places, meet new people, and try new things.

Sancho is the inspiration behind my journey as an influencer and creator, and I couldn’t do what I do if Sancho wasn’t around to explore alongside me, boost my mood, and give me even more of a reason to adventure.

Adventure awaits

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