Recently I received a generic Google email, which I tend to ignore and trash. But one caught my eye with the subject line Amanda, here’s your 2018 Timeline. Hm. “Okay,” I thought, “My interest is piqued.” So I opened it up and the first thing I saw was a little map of all the places I traveled in 2018. My initial thinking was, “Oh, that’s kind of cool!” I scrolled down a bit and the next photo I saw said that I traveled 14,515 total miles in 2018. Wynston traveled everywhere with me in 2018, which means that he also traveled over 14,000 miles. Let’s dig a little deeper.
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 can’t believe out of all the traveling I’ve done with Wynston, especially in the last year, that I haven’t written a post specifically on tips for staying at a hotel with your dog. At one point I was completely new to dog-friendly hotel stays, but now I’m most certainly an expert. So let’s dive right in. These tips are sure to make your first hotel stay with your dog (or upcoming stays) more fun and less stressful!
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.
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!