Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest travel holidays of the year. This is no surprise, but a statistic that is changing is how many people travel with their pets. The percentage has drastically increased in the last decade. With that being said, up next in our 12 Days of Holiday Planning for Pet Parents blog series is holiday pet travel tips. Whether you’re bringing your dog to visit family or you have to leave them at a dog boarding facility, I have some useful tips and advice for you!
Several years back I created a bucket list for Wynston. At that time I obviously couldn’t foresee the future, but now we’ve completed all but ONE item on that list. I figured it’s time for a fresh bucket list, especially considering Wynston has at least a decade of life left!
Our travel day started so smoothly. Little did I know that eight hours later I’d be in the middle of an abandoned rental car building with Wynston, bawling my eyes out…
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!
As I’m sitting down to write this recap of our road trip, I don’t even really know where to begin. It was such a whirlwind of chaos, and I’m having a hard time putting it into words in my head, let alone into a blog post. If you don’t already know, Wynston broke his foot the day after we arrived in El Paso, Texas. You can read that entire story here. Although the ordeal cut our “to-do” list short, I still had a wonderful, relaxing time away. While out of town I quickly realized that there was silver lining to Wynston breaking his foot away from home, and it almost made our trip better! Imagine that 🙂