Getting ready for an hour road trip is much different than preparing for a long road trip with your dog. When I say “long” road trip, I mean 6+ hours. In this post I share the ways I ready myself and Wynston for such adventures, and many of these tips can be used for any road trip, despite length. I go through a process to make sure that Wynston and I are prepared for extensive road trips, especially when I know we’ll be in the car for almost 12 hours. I hope this post is helpful for you. Safe and happy travels!
I’ve lived in Arizona for 20 years, but as I’ve become more well-traveled in the last couple of years I’ve realized that I’ve seen so little of our beautiful state. Sure, I’ve been to all of the major areas of Arizona and I’ve experienced tourist sites like the Grand Canyon and Tombstone, but there is so much I have yet to explore. Recently my stepdad took a trip to Lake Havasu, AZ and that was my inspiration for our upcoming trip. Wynston and I are heading there on February 20th, and 4Knines is our sponsor! To celebrate, we’re giving away a 4Knines car seat cover of the winner’s choice.
Not only have I become passionate about traveling with Wynston, but I’ve taken a particular interest in how to travel on a budget. Part of traveling with your dog on a budget includes bringing your own snacks. When you pack your own food, you save money and generally eat healthier. So grab a cooler and pack these snacks to share with your dog on a road trip!
I consider myself to be a seasoned traveler, as I’ve been enjoying the road and skies since before I can remember. Now that I’m older I have my own way of doing things, and I’ve created successful routines for traveling via car and airplane with my dog. I’m an expert at traveling alone with Wynston, and in the next couple of years I’d like to be living on the road full time. In the meantime, let’s discuss road tripping alone with your pup. Here are helpful tips for surviving a solo road trip with your dog.
As an organized dog mom and someone who doesn’t like to forget crap at home, checklists keep my mind straight for life’s tasks, big and small. Road trips are one of those events where lists come in handy, especially because nobody likes to travel far away from home and realize they forgot their phone charger or dog’s favorite blanket. Be sure to check out our tips for vacationing with your dog, then create your packing list and check it twice! If you’re heading out on an adventure, make note of these dog mom road trip must-haves!