Nine days into the new year, I felt a sudden urge. That “I just wanna get out of here” urge. Within 30 minutes of that initial feeling, Wynston and I were well on our way. I filled up my gas tank, grabbed a cheeseburger to share with my boy, and headed west on the I-10. All I knew is that we were going to head toward California. Because why not?! In life, right now, I’m just going where the wind takes me. And on January 9, 2019, it took us to Indio, CA and The Salton Sea!
As I’ve gotten older and started traveling with Wynston more frequently, my love for exploring new places has grown immensely. There is something so incredibly freeing about hitting the road with my son and enjoying the journey. Some people wonder how I travel like I do because they know I’m a very tight budget. Like, very tight. But the fact is, I’ve learned how to travel on a budget. Traveling doesn’t have to mean staying at a 5-star resort for seven nights while getting butler service everyday. I mean, that would be lovely, but that’s not what I do. Now I want to share my secrets and tips on how to travel with your dog on a budget.
I don’t travel without Wynston. Actually, I did once, and that was when I took my mom on a cruise as a surprise. But given the true choice, I will not travel without my boy. In fact, one of the reasons I like traveling so much is because Wynston is my travel buddy. Taking him on new adventures and creating memories together is what makes traveling fun for me. If you’re looking to visit a new place with your dog, you’ll obviously want to pick a location that welcomes dogs. Here are some tips on how to choose a dog-friendly vacation destination.
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…
This year was terrible. Like, I would gladly forget about 2017 if I could. It started rough and it only got worse. Time to get real here – I ended up in therapy and questioning my whole purpose in life. I suppose we all have times like that, but the good news is I’m working to better myself and my outlook on life. The BEST news?! I’ve always had my one constant – Wynston. He is literally the reason I survived, and many mornings he’s been the reason to get out of bed. Wynston has ultimately been the best therapist, medicine and anxiety relief. Allow me to share with you how Wynston helped me survive 2017. Perhaps you can relate.