I love following different dogs on Instagram, who travel around the world. It’s great to find recommendations of where to visit with your dog, plus in general be inspired! It’s also amazing to see some of the destinations that people get to with their dog, from the wilds of Africa to the mountains of Nepal. These are some of my favourites that I regularly click the like heart on…
#1 Merci & Me
Whoever would have thought it possible to hike the Annapurna Circuit in the mountains of Nepal with your dog? Merci and his Mom did just that in 2018, proving that there’s no mountain too big for this chocolate Border Collie! They’re now back home in the USA, but still doing plenty of hiking including the Pacific Coast Trail.
#2 Mark & Mya’s Adventures
For the last 18 months, Mark and his White Shepherd, Mya, have been travelling around Canada and the USA. In particular they’ve enjoyed plenty of snow-fuelled adventures in the mountains, Mya joining Mark while skiing. They’ve just returned home to Australia, but I’m sure they have plenty more adventures planned!
#3 Boogie the Pug
A globe-trotting rescue pug, Boogie used to call New York home but now lives in Rio de Janeiro, along with his brothers Marcelo the Chi and Kitty the cat. Boogie has also visited Mexico and Guatemala, along with plenty of destinations in Northeastern USA. He’s one hip pug with a great sense of humour!
#4 Sara Ortín & Ginger
Sara is a full-time nomad who adopted Ginger (or Gingy Mou) in Zambia in 2017. Since then they’ve also visited Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Norway and Sara’s home country of Spain, where they reunite with Sara’s Spanish rescue dogs, Ula and Joy. At the moment Sara’s back in Africa running The Dziko Project, a dog welfare project bringing free vaccinations and sterilisation to the dogs of Northern Zambia.
#5 Long Haul Trekkers
Jen and Dave have been on some amazing adventures with their dogs. Firstly, with their Australian Shephard, Sora, they cycled from Oslo to Athens, then the length of South America. Portland, Oregon natives (they’re the experts on everything dog-friendly in Portland!), they’re now based in Spain along with their latest adoptees Laila and Riia, still up for adventure!
#6 Casper the Wee White Dug
If you want to know anything about dog-friendly destinations in Scotland, Casper is your dog! This wee white Westie regulars travel around Scotland with his Mum, Sam. Along the way they share lots of tips and photos, sometimes with Casper wearing his Scottish tweeds, of course.
#7 Leia the Backpacking Frenchie
Last European summer I followed the adventures of Leia and her Mum, Maria, while they showed that it’s possible to backpack around Europe with a dog on a budget. I’m looking forward to seeing what they get up to again this year!
#8 Maria & Shark
When Maria returned home from a stint working in Mauritius in 2015, she naturally brought home her adopted dog, Shark. Since then they’ve travelled together to multiple continents, visiting Morocco, France, Greece, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, the USA and Cyprus. Maria is originally from Morocco, but these days they’re based in Greece.
#9 Atlas the Nomad Pup
Atlas is just a wee pup, recently adopted by his Mom, Molly, on the island of Crete. Molly plans to travel solo across Europe with the suitably named Atlas. Follow their adventures, along with plenty of cute photos!
#10 Kota’s Ruff Life
Originally from New York, Kota the rescue Doberman is now based in Netherlands. Proving that it’s possible to country-hop around Europe with a larger dog, they’ve so far visited destinations including the ski-slopes of Austria, taking the ferry to Scotland and hanging out in Berlin.
#11 Marcus & Frieda
Marcus and Frieda first came to my attention when they were travelling in an off-road truck around Morocco. Since then they’ve been back home in Germany, and I was devastated to see that they lost their truck to a cargo ship fire (and sinking) when it was on it’s way to Uruguay. Fingers crossed that the insurance comes through and they’re back on their way to South America!
#12 Duke & Duchess of Parmaham
Duke & Duchess are a pair of Golden Retrievers from Hong Kong. They recently went on a long trip around Europe, visiting 12 countries from the UK to Italy, plus have visited Japan. They’re currently back home in Hong Kong, but still sharing plenty of photos of their European adventures.
#13 Herman in the Hood
I’ve got to admit that Herman has about the funkiest fashion sense of any dog I’ve seen. Based in Toronto, Canada, he’s also visited plenty of cities all across North America, from New York to Portland, all with a big dose of style.
#14 Babu the Travel Dog
Babu only recently got his own Instagram account, separate to his travel-blogger Mom, Paroma. Living in San Francisco, Babu regularly visits dog-friendly destinations around California, from the many wine regions to Mendocino to Carmel by the Sea, plus is an expert on dog-friendly San Francisco.
Amy and Rod, the couple behind GoPetFriendly, are the experts on travelling with a dog to anywhere in the USA, particularly after completing their ultimate pet-friendly road trip to 48 states and Washington, DC, in 2017. Travelling around the USA in a motorhome with their dogs Ty and Buster, they also show it’s still possible to travel with older dogs.
#16 Podroze z Pazurem (Travel with a Claw)
I’ve been following the adventures of Isa and Peter along with their dog Snupi for awhile now. Over 600 days they set off from their home in Poland (use the See Translation link to read their Polish captions, if they’re not both in Polish and English). Their first big adventure was travelling through Morocco, but then they took a sailing boat across the Atlantic and have now been travelling around South America, with no intention of returning yet!
#17 Pacha the Mountain Dog
The Philippines isn’t a country that usually comes up on lists of dog-friendly destinations, but that’s been no barrier to Pacha and the many adventures she’s had, in particular climbing mountains. Her parents now run a business guiding other dogs and their owners in Northern Luzon.
#18 Montecristo Travels
Montecristo the Chihuahua hails from Canada but has travelled to Europe multiple times, sharing his adventures along the way. He’s now the big brother to La Marquise de Pompadour, and both pups recently visited Costa Rica.
#19 Maya The Mini Husky
Maya has been on a crazy 216 flights, thanks to the frequent work trips of her parents. Luckily she’s a rather small mini Husky, plus she’s also an ESA. I loved seeing the photos of her trip to Hawaii (a US destination that takes a little extra planning).
#20 Max & Louise
Whenever I see photos of Max and Louise on their Instagram account, they always seem to be swimming somewhere tropical and gorgeous. These two Parson Russell Terriers previously lived in Paris, but have visited countries including Spain, Portugal, Greece, the USA and Venezuela.
#21 Hami in Miami
Hamilton Barkley doesn’t just share his escapes in his home town of Miami. This Scottish Terrier has visited destinations all around the USA, from Chicago to Oregon, plus has headed overseas to Spain and Chile, where he hosted a Scottish Terrier Meetup.
#22 Frida the Border Husky
Back in 2017, Frida the Border Husky moved with her parents from Argentina to Luxembourg, along with Mecha the cat. Since then they’ve visited multiple countries around Europe, including Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, sharing tips along the way (mainly in Spanish).
#23 Gub Sovath
Gub the Shibu Inu has lived in no shortage of diverse countries, including Thailand, Cambodia, Georgia, Russia, France, the USA and now, Vietnam. It’s fun to see what life is like for a dog in so many different destinations, especially Vietnam which doesn’t have the most dog-friendly reputation.
#24 Spaniel Life
Severus & Lily the Spaniels have a charmed life, if their beautiful pastel-hued Instagram account is anything to go by. The majority of their travels are in the UK, from England to Scotland to Wales, but they have also ventured across the channel on occasion.
#25 Rocky the Traveller
The charming Rocky the Bull Terrier moved from Florida to England 2 years ago with his owner, Danny (who also has his own Instagram account). Since then they’ve travelled all around the UK, plus to over 20 other countries across Europe, with plans to take the Trans-Siberian to China!
#26 All We Can Travel
The Spanish dog Pivo has visited many bucket list destinations: from Petra in Jordan to the blue village of Chefchaouen in Morocco. With 12 countries and 5 USA states under his belt, he’s got plenty more exotic destinations coming up, including trips to Peru and Israel.
Finally, don’t forget to follow Schnitzel and I along on Instagram. We haven’t been sharing that many photos lately (been writing more than travelling!), but we plan to share more soon.
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