A Dog’s Guide to Having a Fun and Relaxing Summer Vacation
by Laura Cross
Published on July 24, 2014
Everyone we know is out of town right now — and we hope you are, too. We’d like to think you’re reading this under a beach umbrella with a tropical drink in hand and your pup curled up beside you. Or maybe you and Bella are relaxing at your campsite after an adventurous day of hiking in the mountains. Wherever you are with your canine, make sure you follow her advice so that your vacation is as fun and carefree as possible. Because if you’re stressed out, you’re doing it wrong!
1. Pack light.
Obviously bring all the canine (and human) essentials. But let’s be honest — who wants to haul heavy suitcases around all day?
2. Buckle up.
We want you and your animal to get to your destination safely. Why take any risks?
3. Be helpful.
Offer to pitch the tent or make dinner. Play to your strengths.
4. Don’t forget to take naps.
The longer, the better.
5. Make new friends.
You never know whom you’ll meet on vacation.
6. Try something new.
Now’s the perfect time to take up kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, boating, rock climbing, yoga, etc. Or just to take it easy. We’re not judging.
7. Take in the view.
You don’t want to miss moments like these.