Travelling with a dog isn’t that simple. You may be an experienced traveller, but once you start travelling with a dog, there’s extra questions every step of the way. What accommodation is dog friendly? Are they allowed on public transport or the plane? What dog-friendly sight-seeing and restaurant options do I have?
Since I’ve started travelling with my dog, Schnitzel, an invaluable source of information has been blogs and websites about travelling with a dog. Not only that, these websites were also the source of inspiration that made me realise that travelling with a dog is possible.
As I’m sure you’d love to find out more places to read about travelling with a dog (as well as this website, Travelnuity), I’ve put together this list of my favourite dog-friendly travel blogs. While there will never be as many dog travel blogs as there are general travel blogs (virtually an infinite number!) hopefully you can find the answers to your questions on these, plus be inspired to travel with your dog.
When You’re Flying Around the World:
Not quite a blog, this comprehensive site is frequently my first port of call to determine the rules for a dog to travel to any country. They also have a handy guide to the rules for transporting pets on different airlines.
It’s always best to double check the official government or airline rules though as well, in case any changes have occurred, or there’s extra finicky details you need to take care of.
When You Need Some Adventurous Inspiration:
Long Haul Trekkers
Long Haul Trekkers was one of the blogs that convinced me that travelling with a dog is possible, if you’re determined. Hey, they travelled by bikes with a dog through South America!
For plenty of next-level dog-friendly travel inspiration, check out their story on how they got to see Machu Picchu while travelling with a dog and no car.
When You’re Travelling in the UK:
The Pets Pyjamas
I was annoyed that I didn’t find out about The Pets Pyjamas until just after leaving the UK! Although initially also an online store with dog accessories, this site now specialises in dog-friendly accommodation bookings, mainly in the UK.
There’s a huge range of dog-friendly accommodation to choose from, and their concierge will take care of all the details for you. Best of all, there’s no extra dog fees, no matter what size your dog.
They’ve also got a blog, with great UK-centric articles, such as the best dog-friendly beaches in the UK.
When You’re Travelling in the USA:
Go Pet Friendly
If you’re travelling to or within the USA with a dog any time soon, don’t miss visiting Go Pet Friendly and their Take Paws blog. There’s a huge searchable database of pet-friendly locations.
Back in 2017, the team and their dogs behind the website took a mega road-trip around the USA, visiting all 48 lower US states, and compiling the list of the most dog-friendly attraction in each state.
When You’re Up for some Hiking:
You Did What With Your Weiner
Okay, I’m a bit biased when it comes to this site, as I’ve also got a Weiner Dog (or Dachshund). But hiking is one of the most fun things to do with your dog when you’re travelling, no matter how small they are.
YDWWYD (for short) has lots of tips for hiking with your dog, such as this guide to what you should pack when hiking with a dog. There’s also tips on camping and travelling, with a Northwestern US focus.
When You Want to Know The Best Gear:
Dog Jaunt is run by Mary-Alice from Seattle, who has a Cavalier. While there haven’t been any recent posts, the blog still contains a wealth of information, in particular on dog gear, both on and off the road.
Check out her very comprehensive guide on all the possible gear you should pack when travelling with a dog.
When You Like to Travel in Style:
Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund
Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund is one of the most famous dogs around, and he has a big love of travelling. As well as travelling throughout Canada and the US, he’s also visited Caribbean Islands and Europe.
My favourite of his travel articles is from when he visited Cinque Terre, which of course I later made sure to visit with my dog, Schnitzel, when we also visited Italy.
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About the Author
Shandos Cleaver is the founder of Travelnuity: Dog-Friendly Travel. She has travelled extensively with her Miniature Dachshund, Schnitzel, including to 33 countries across Europe, every state and territory of Australia except Tasmania, and 10 of the United States. She’s passionate about providing inspiration and information to others wanting to travel with their dogs, whether close to home or internationally.
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