Oklahoma was never on my “to visit” list. Like, ever. In fact, it was more likely on my “will probably never visit there” list. But things change, and I went from saying “I would never live in Oklahoma” to “I would absolutely love to live here” after visiting the beautiful state for my first time. My trip did not go as planned, however. I got really freaking sick the morning after I arrived into town. I did my best to salvage what I could of our first time there, and I got some fun pictures of the very little time we spent outside the hotel room.
Smooth flights, rude American Airlines employees and a luggage issue later (surprise, surprise) we made it to Texas! Ultimately I’m glad we didn’t have any delayed or cancelled flights – aside from our first flight being initially cancelled and rescheduled. Wynston was the most incredible travel companion, of course, but there are some things I would have changed about our overall experience. The best part of our journey was keeping a tally of all the people who mentioned how great/cute/well-behaved Wynston is. And yes, I literally kept a tally.
Now let’s start with the less-than-pleasant employees…
Making headlines recently has been the big debate on emotional support animals. Airlines have been cracking down on “real” emotional support animals, as in the past people have used that label to avoid paying a pet fee on flights. One woman recently went as far as trying to pass a peacock off as an ESA. These are the types of people ruining it for others.
I much prefer vacationing with my dogs than without. Having my dogs’ company adds a whole different dynamic to traveling. Much like parents do with human children, I point out sites, take pictures of my dogs next to landmarks, and showcase our journey for the social media world to see. I’ve taken Wynston on an airplane and on several road trips, so I wanted to share some of my tips for vacationing with your dog. I hope you find some of this information helpful as you head out on your adventures!
Last week, Wynston flew on an airplane and stayed in a hotel for the first time ever. I was nervous and excited for the experience, especially since I was SO looking forward to the trip. We flew across the country to attend the BlogPaws conference in Nashville, TN. Luckily I had my friend with me so I knew what to expect in the airport. Now I want to share my experiences with anyone who is looking to travel on an airplane or stay in a hotel with dogs!