WorldExecutivesDigest.com | Is there anything worse than leaving for a family vacation and looking down to see your beloved pet staring at you, wondering why he or she can’t come along?
Probably, but this definitely ranks high on the list.
The good news is that traveling with the furriest member of your family doesn’t have to be difficult. All you need is an itinerary, doggie clean-up bags, and a vehicle. And with RV loan rates where they are now, we’d recommend contacting your preferred credit union to find out what kind of deal you can get.
Here are a few trip ideas your whole family can enjoy, even your dog.
Zion National Park, Utah
Zion National Park is one of Utah’s most scenic areas. It’s also dog-friendly.
Dogs and other pets are allowed in most campgrounds and can even tag-a-long for a family hike on the 3.3-mile riverside Pa’rus Trail.
It’s the only trail dogs are allowed on, but dogs can be left in campsites as long as they’re properly restrained (and with plenty of water!), making it Zion a perfect day stop on your next trip.
San Juan Islands, Washington
If you’re headed west, you ought to consider adding the Pacific Northwest to your itinerary. You’ll find moderate temperatures all year-round, lush forest drives and plenty of pet-approved activities.
San Juan Island is a quick ferry ride away from the Washington Shore and is great for a day trip or overnight stay. You can walk through the picturesque downtown area, tour wine country and go whale watching — all with your four-legged friends in tow.
Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Whether you’re looking to relax, hike, jet ski, or bike, Lake Coeur d’Alene in Idaho is a perfect place to do it.
The 26-mile lake boasts more than 135 miles of shoreline that you, your family and your pup can explore.
Keep track of your pooch, however. Caribou, wolves, bears and lynx all call the lake home.
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
If you’re looking to experience a little bit of history on your next trip, Virginia’s Colonial Williamsburg offers a fun-filled, Wishbone-approved trip for the whole family.
Start by visiting the beach, then heading down to the historic downtown walk, where you’ll find plenty of other dogs and water bowls. End the day with an outdoor summer concert that’s sure to get you — and your dog — dancing.
Bar Harbor, Maine
The East Coast is a beautiful summer road trip destination, and it’s chock-full of dog-friendly excursions.
Sea- and land-loving pups will definitely love Bar Harbor, Maine, which is surrounded by Acadia National Park. Leashed dogs are allowed on most shuttles and boats, so you don’t have to worry about leaving him or behind for a scenic hike.
So pack up the RV, your comfiest walking shoes, and the Milk Bones. You, your family, and your pets can see a number of beautiful places this year.