my travel bug is being dipped.......... in Trackables Posted December 24, 2008 I'm another guilty one - we knew we were going to Arizona for a 12 day road trip and picked up 3 TBs in Canada to bring with us. Some of them sat with us for almost a month (with the owner's permission) prior to the trip. The TBs came with us for most of the trip and we certainly dipped them for most of the road trip. But we did take lots of photos and had a bit of a story for many of the logs. We figured since we were seeing out of the way places (how many TBs get to sleep where Howard Hughes slept?) that it was OK. I had also contacted the owners prior to doing so and they had e-mailed that it was OK but I believe the only question we asked was whether it was OK to take them to AZ and not whether to take them on an extended trip in AZ. I will sometimes hold onto a TB for more than a few weeks if the weather or my schedule is not cooperating. But I'll also send an e-mail to the owner. I'm fussy on where I drop the bugs. I like to leave them in a cache of good repute for TBs and sometimes that takes a bit longer to find. I will dip the bugs until they've found a good home. I like to treat travel bugs well and try to take photos where possible. But as others have said, I would never knowingly violate an owner's wishes. I hope your tb is simply on a journey and is having a blast with many photos.