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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!