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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Five Pees of Travel - Pee 1 - Planning

We are soooooo ready for the B.A.R. to be here!!!

 Mama was ready to just hop in the car and GO, but we are making sure before we go anywhere, Mama is ready and doesn't forget anything (like our cookies!).

Arty and I wanted to make sure Mama had some basic guidelines to follow for our road trip.
After we thought of the 5 Pees, we decided to share them with you,  so you could help your humans get ready too!!

 Today, we are starting with the first Pee, Planning! Since we are driving from the west coast, we knew we better start planning SOON. We sat Mama down last weekend and started our planning! 

 The first thing we did was Plan Our Route!
 You want to make sure your humans get plenty of rest stops and potty breaks, so we usually plan no more than 6 - 8 hours of driving time a day!  

The easiest way we found to do this was by looking at a map (we went to Mapquest) and asking for directions to a town we thought was between 6 and 8 hours away (Mapquest will let you know the exact drive time). This also can help you estimate how long your total trip will be! Since we are traveling from Northy North California, and staying at the B.A.R. for the weekend, this will be a 14 1/2 day road trip for us, PAWSOMESAUCE!!

 After traveling 6 - 8 hours each day we knew we would need a nice comfy place to rest our furry heads for the evening. We needed to find a hotel and made sure they allowed both furry heads and human heads! Our pawrents are big LaQuinta fans; all but one LQ they visited allowed us to stay with them, plus they were so very understanding when Mama brought us all up here to Northy North California from Texas!  We also like that it doesn't cost lots and lots of green papers to stay there (so we can stop at pet stores along the way for special treats!!)  PLUS, they have a great reward program that will earn us free nights for future road trips!

If you don't like LaQuinta, or if there isn't an LQ where you are stopping for the night, we hear Red Roof Inns are also very pet and human friendly!! Nowadays, there are many pet friendly hotels around for you to choose. No matter which hotel you pick, we always advise calling ahead to make sure they don't have a weight limit or a limit on the number of doggies that can stay in one room with you! At all of the LQ's we are staying, pups stay for free, but always check wherever you stay to see if there is a pet charge or deposit required!

 We all know how many times humans have to go potty, plus I do love to stretch my pawsies a lot during long car rides, so it is always important to make sure there are rest stops along your route!
We searched and found a couple of websites where you can make sure they have lots of rest areas along the route you are taking. They are noted below with other helpful travel links!

 We also know how cranky our peeps get if they don't eat! 
Nowadays there are bunches of different options for humans, so they should be able to fend for themselves (I especially prefer drive thrus which serve french fries or puppachinos for sharing!)
But here is a tip for us pups. Last year, while I was with Mama on our road trip, I was a bit hesitant eating just my kibble. I found a tablespoon or so of delicious wet food helped the kibble go down much easier! I also find that having big bottles of water from the store (or filled up at home) were great for sipping at rest stops!!

We hope this will help you a bit with your planning!
 If you have a question we didn't answer, please ask in the comments and we will be sure to get back to you!! 
We will see you on February 16th for our next Pee of Travel, 
Preparing for your trip!

 Helpful Planning Links to have for Planning your Trip!
Planning Your Route
Rest Areas

General Tips and Planning

Our Favorite Pet Friendly Hotels

Find other Pet Friendly Hotels

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Hey Everybody!  Did you notice we added a countdown timer to the sidebar?  Yup, the days are getting closer and closer to when we all meet IN THE FURS!  

Our new header (thanks to Dory for designing it with her mom) shows a representation of the blogs (bloggers) who are planning to come to the BAR.  Lots of folks have already made their reservations (mostly Red Roof Inn).  Me and Stanley will be staying right in the park in our little wheelie house!  And of course Sydney from Chewy will be there!

You're gonna want to watch this blog for some information coming up on tips for traveling with your dog  (3rd Tuesday of the month).

At the BAR we want to give away some awards so we are wondering what types of categories you think will be good.  For instance:  Funniest blog, best photography, etc.  Then anyone winning (we will have a vote) will receive recognition at the BAR (must be present to receive a physical award).

So, what are some good categories?