|Rocco feels the wind beneath his furs on|
Mercury's Canine Cruise in Chicago
I love traveling with dogs.
At 20 months, Rocco has already traveled with me by plane and by car to Chicago, Las Vegas, Virginia area, Charleston and Savannah, just to name a few.
Cosmo and I traveled extensively, and he even got to visit Italy, twice!
Why travel with your dog?
The folks at Pet 360 bring you lots of great reasons why. And then they asked us to come up with one more!
The thing is, we love traveling with dogs so much, we couldn't come up with just one reason. So here are five more great reasons why travel with dogs is best!
1. Sight Seeing is better with dogs
|Taking in the sights in Chicago|
Dogs get you up and get you going! You can pack lots more into the day when you start early. And besides, dogs always have fun while exploring, and that fun is bound to rub off on you. We've found plenty of dog friendly excursions that are simply better with a dog in tow. From the Mercury Canine Cruise in Chicago to a stroll through historic, pet friendly Beaufort, S.C., travel with dogs is the best!
|Rocco checks out the cannon in dog friendly Beaufort, SC|
2. Beaches are better with dogs
|Enjoying a sunset walk on Lake Michigan|
What dog doesn't love to romp on the beach? If you're landlocked, like we are here in Atlanta, take your dog on a beach vacation and you'll both have more fun!
|Running at Huntington Beach State Park in South Carolina|
3. You can stay in a luxury hotel with dogs
|Rocco and I enjoyed the hotel and restaurants in Charleston|
Just because you are traveling with a dog, doesn't mean you have to give up a fancy place to stay.
Check in advance, but many luxury hotels -- like the Charleston Place in Charleston, S.C. -- allow dogs.
4. International travel is better with dogs
|Cosmo enjoyed a ride on a gondola in Venice|
In Italy, you can take your dog with you almost everywhere, including many restaurants. A variety of transportation is also dog friendly. Cosmo had the chance to ride on in a gondola in Venice, on a funicular railway in Capri and on a train from Rome to Milan.
|Snow shoeing in the Italian Dolomite mountains is definitely better with dogs|
5. Traveling with friends is better with dogs
|Can you find Rocco and his pal Zoe in their travel bags?|
|Rocco loves to meet up with his pals Gracie and Johann while hiking in north Georgia|
Traveling with friends, sometimes means hoping in the car and driving 90-minutes to meet up with pals for some hiking time. We've had lots of fun exploring the north Georgia mountains with dogs and dog friends.
|We meet up with Dolly (left) and Sugar (center) pretty often on our trips to Chicago, but in Las Vegas at BlogPaws|
last month, we all got to meet up with Emma and Bailie too!
And sometimes it means getting on an airplane and traveling as far as Las Vegas to meet up with blogging pals at BlogPaws!
Do you have another reason why travel with dogs is best?