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Top Perks of Traveling (and How to Maximize a Trip with Pets)

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Many people aspire to travel one day, but they often make excuses for why they can’t go. The truth is that putting off your vacation plans indefinitely isn’t good for your mental or physical health.

Consider these vacation perks from Loving Canine Transformations and be prepared to maximize your next trip with your furry friends along!

Why Take Those Vacation Days?

Depending on your office dynamics, taking vacation days may be frowned upon. But in all honesty, if your workplace discourages employees from cashing in on their paid time off, you probably need a vacation more than you thought.

Consider these benefits of vacationing:

  • ●  Taking a break from work can help you refresh and come back more energized — and productive — than ever.

  • ●  Travel and exposure to new things can transform your personality, says Lonely Planet.

  • ●  Going somewhere new can encourage you to be more active — count your steps and see the difference versus vegging at home.

How to Maximize Your Trip (with a Furry Friend Along) Ready to book a rejuvenating trip with your pet? Consider these tips for making the most of it.

Put the Work on Someone Else’s Plate Delegating tasks is a surefire way to reduce stress, and the same applies to your vacation planning. Outsource the prep to someone else so you can enjoy daydreaming about lounging on the beach or hiking picturesque national parks. If you can, arrange for a buddy trip so you can share driving duties with a friend or family member. Or pick a direct flight to make the journey easier on you and your dog.

Smell the Roses (Maybe Literally) Part of the joy of traveling with your pet is seeing the world from their perspective. Your pup will likely be excited by travel, whether it’s a car, plane, or otherwise. At the same time, bringing your pet along will mean a slower trip by necessity — and that’s a good thing. Slowing down to ‘smell the roses’ is always beneficial for relaxation, even if your dog is watering them at the same moment. Since your pup will need to take bathroom breaks and stretch his legs, you’ll have to seek out green spaces to spend time in, no matter your destination. But fresh air is good for both of you, so no sitting in a musty hotel room during your travels.

Seek Out Special Deals Traveling with your pet can add up fast. From their special airplane ticket to gear for travel, your little pup might nickel and dime you before you reach your destination. Think about picking budget-friendly accommodations that are also pet friendly. Can’t find the perfect spot to visit? How about a staycation? Pasadena may be the perfect location, given its countless attractions. In fact, Pasadena is so attractive to vacationers that you won’t be hard-pressed to find a great vacation rental that includes professional cleaning services, easy check-in, and a fully equipped kitchen so you can cook your own meals. Once your accommodations are set, find free adventures with other pet owners or head out solo to spots both you and your pet will enjoy. Check ahead for local rules or guidelines before you depart and find pet-approved recreation spots. If you need to board your pet for the day, check in with local boarding facilities.

Now that the pandemic is winding down, it’s time to get in a vacation. Plan out an itinerary, order your pet’s new travel gear, and be ready when it’s safe to take flight (or hit the road).

Need to teach your pup positive behaviors? Loving Canine Transformations can train your dog using force-free methods. Call 661-750-4764 today!