I am delighted that more and more travel destinations welcome our furry family members. Seriously, who wants another sequel to ‘Home Alone’ starring Squatch Dog?!
Don’t travel solo! Take a friend!
To help you start planning your next vacation, we’ve compiled a list of six very cool places you can travel to with your beloved Pal with Paws. Make sure to pack your Squatch Girl Sha paws ana tee shirt to set the tone for chillaxing on your #Vacay!
Question – if you pack a weekender tote with stuff for your pooch, is it called a Doggy Bag? 😊
Go Fetch! some wonderful memories in these places:
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nothing like breathing in the fresh Rocky Mountain air, experiencing the pine-covered slopes and frolicking in the pristine waters of Colorado Springs to enjoy some quality time with your fur baby. Several attractions like the Manitou Cliff Dwelling, Cripple Creek Museum, and the Garden of the Gods, permit pets inside as long as they are leashed. While in Colorado, you can also visit Boulder and go hiking on any of the popular trails.
One of the most popular family vacation destinations in the USA, Gatlinburg has the stunning Smoky Mountains for a backdrop. Many vacation rentals are pet-friendly and affordable, and you can enjoy the great American outdoors with your pooch. The Gatlinburg Sky Lift takes you to the mountaintop, from where you and your pal can choose from the hundreds of trails winding through streams and woods.
Key West, Florida
This funky beach town is very pet-friendly. Louie’s Backyard and many other bars keep doors open for Fido and Fifi and there are beaches that allow dogs to be off their leashes too. If you’re adventurous, rent a kayak and go on a paddling excursion with your pet pal. Local outfitters will make sure that you both stay safe. There is even a sandbar close by which is dog-friendly! Pets are also welcome at Mallory Square – the local hangout for musicians, vendors, and artists.
In pet-friendly Europe, Paris is perhaps the friendliest. You can take your pooch (BTW - in French, the word for dog is “chien”) inside bistros, shops, art galleries, public attractions, and even public transport like the Metro. Dogs on a leash are a fairly common sight everywhere in Paris: when you’re enjoying a café au lait with croissants, or enjoying an art exhibition, riding on the train, or strolling through Champs-Élysées. May we suggest that you bring along our Voila, from our My Personal Trainer collection – a perfect statement tee for France and she goes perfect with a glass of wine!
Salt Spring Island, B.C.
If you’re looking for mild weather in Canada, this is your destination. Small, warm and with less rain than nearby places, this beautiful island has tons of rental homes and BnBs that allow dogs. There are many activities you can share with your canine companion – trekking, hiking, lounging on the beach, and even shopping. The Salt Spring Island Saturday Market also offers a ‘Doggy Day-care’. A perfect way to show #ilovemydog
The Japanese really love dogs! In Tokyo, you have pet cafes that are designed especially for dogs, complete with menus that include doggie treats, faux garden décor, and play areas. You will never run out of essential doggie stuff when traveling in Tokyo, as there are pet shops and veterinary clinics strewn all across the city. Indulge while in the original home of sushi, play in amusement parks, visit Buddhist temples and then run off some vacation calories at many off-leash dog parks!
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