Once the ferry left the dock and we began to travel out to sea, our vacation trip officially began. Soon the sun began to set and Jesse and I both started to relax. We had a bench to ourselves, and my dog clambered up beside me.
I took him in my arms, kissed him atop his head, stroked his long silky ears, got an affectionate dog lick in response, and held him close as we watched the play of dusky light sparkle upon the water. Heaven!
Why It's Great to Travel with a DogBringing a dog with you on vacation can enrich a trip in so many ways.
- You'll talk to dog-loving strangers who otherwise would have passed right by you.
- You'll travel to dog-friendly parks and other places that wouldn't ordinarily be on your itinerary.
- Most significantly, you'll have your best friend at your side.
10 Great Dog-Friendly Vacation IdeasFun with Dogs on Vacation
Love dogs as much as each other? Then plan to spend your next vacation with one of these 10 dog-friendly activities.
Travel Sites for Dog LoversB&Bs that Welcome Pets
Small lodgings that permit guests with animals.
Extensive resource of dog-friendly beaches, cities, parks, ski resorts, hotels, and more.
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Gold Pawsport
Amenity-rich, frequent-pet-stay program for pampered dogs at Los Angeles hotel.
Lodging locator plus other good resources, including a kennel finder.
Worldwide travel guide for cats and dogs and the people who travel with them.
Travel agent for pets arranges transport and relocation trips.
Comfortable, durable carriers for small pets.
Travel Hounds USA
Assists with trip planning, with focus on agility and other energetic vacation activities to enjoy with a dog.