Activities For Dogs While Traveling

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Introduction

Gustave Flaubert once said, “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” To that, Mark Twain continued with: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” And who can argue that these statements are anything but the absolute truth? Traveling the world is one of the most rewarding experiences you can grant yourself. And while you’re out there globetrotting and having the time of your life, you might not miss your home, you might not miss your job, you might not even miss your cup of coffee from your favorite coffee place, but what you surely will miss is your best friend, your beloved dog. So, why not take them with you?

Pawcelona

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Any Day
Cheap
Easy
2 - 3 hours
Items needed
Leash
water
Activity description

Barcelona is one of the most amazing cities in Europe. Being one of the largest cities in Spain, Barcelona boasts many attractions and fantastic venues, fabulous beaches and dog-friendly places for your pup and you. One of such sites is the famous Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria. La Boqueria is, of course, one of the most famous markets in Spain, and undoubtedly the most well-known in Barcelona. To make things even better, it is entirely dog-friendly! You and your pup can stroll through the market, tasting exotic fruit and vegetables, and of course, Spain’s famous jamon. Just make sure to bring a leash and that your doggo can behave in crowded spaces. 

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Find it!
First off, being the newbie in the city, you’ll need to find the La Boqueria market. Don’t worry; it’s pretty easy to locate it since Barcelona is one of those cities that makes it simple to find venues. La Boqueria is close to Liceo, the famous opera house in Barcelona. If you are taking the metro, get off the Liceu stop, and if you are a bus person, lines 59, 14, and 91 are the way to go. Or you could just walk there and burn some calories.
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Taste!
Once you reach La Boqueria, make sure you put your doggo on the leash. The place can get a bit crowded at times, so it is best to keep your dog close for security reasons. After that, it is time to soak up all the beauty of the market! Have a little taste of the colorful fruit, of Spain’s famous jamon, and of course, give a small taste to your puppy!
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Adventure Van

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Any Day
Expensive
Normal
12 - 72 hrs
Items needed
water
food
bowls
treats
leash
toys
tent
Activity description

There is nothing more exciting than going on a classic road trip adventure! Some of the most amazing trips happen when you do not depend on someone else’s schedule and the modes of transportation that force you to separate from your doggo *cough* flights *cough*. Therefore, renting or purchasing a camper van or an RV can be the perfect solution for you and your puppy. It is a bit of an investment, but it pays off big time when you think about comfort and the closeness you and your doggo will share on the road.

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Safety first
First of all, make sure you are safe. And not just you, the safety of your doggo is also very very important! You don’t want anything to happen when you hit a bump on the road or when there is a significant curve that you have to drive on. Many of the camper vans do have a seat that can transform into a bed, and there would be seat belts that can double as safety harnesses. Also, a kennel will probably fit in the floor space.
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Pack smart
Next, it is important to pack and pack smart. You will need food for yourself and your dog, water, leash, safety harnesses for those bumpy roads, water bowls, dog treats, and some toys to keep your dog occupied on long rides. Also, depending on the location, you are journeying to, bring jackets or raincoats, paw protection, outdoor mattresses, and, of course, shampoos and towels. To keep everything nice and tidy, bring some plastic containers where you can store your gear and necessities to maximize the use of space you’re in.
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National Park Expedition

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Sunny Day
Moderate
Hard
4 - 5 hrs
Items needed
Water
sun protection
food
treats
Activity description

How about waking up your inner daredevil and going on a full on expedition mission to one of the national parks around the world? You’re in luck since there are numerous places you can explore, whether you are in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, or South or North America. However, there is one national park that takes the crown, not only because of its beauty but because it is not as popular as some of the others, meaning there would be fewer tourists and more tranquility for the both of you – the Acadia National Park in Maine, by Bar Harbor.

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Prepare
Before you venture into the great outdoors, make sure you are going prepared. Pack lightly but pack all the essentials you need. You will need water, a collapsible water bowl for your doggo, a leash, some food, some treats, and most importantly – sun protection both for you and your dog.
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Adventure time!
Now that you’re all prepared, it is time to step outside and explore the beauties of the beautiful Acadia National Park. The picturesque New England outdoors are perfect for your doggo and you, with over 50 square miles of lakes, mountains, gorgeous hiking trails, and breathtaking views. You can go fishing, hiking, or cycle your way around the national park, all in the company of your beloved dog.
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Dog Beach

Stranded in Cyprus? Worry not, this beautiful island is home to a fantastic dog beach in Ayia Napa where your pup and you can swim in the sea, play catch on the beach, and tan responsibly. Just – make sure to bring sun protection!

Explore Amsterdam

If you find yourself in The Netherlands, take a long stroll through the narrow streets and beautiful bridges of Amsterdam. This vibrant city has a lot to offer to both you and your dog, from delicious street food to beautiful canals.

Conclusion

Traveling is fantastic, and as you can see, there are a lot of things you can do with your doggo on the road. Whether you are a city break type of person or someone who likes to explore the great outdoors, doing so will be much more fun, exciting, and rewarding if you share the experience with your furry best friend. The two of you will have the time of your lives checking out unusual places this big world of ours has to offer!