Plan Your Next Camping Trip with Fido
February 08, 2011
My husband and I love to go camping. We usually start planning on where we are going to go in January and February. This is because some campgrounds are so popular that they get filled up for the summer before winter even ends. When we have decided where we want to camp, I start looking for books at the library on the area. A favorite series is Off the Beaten Path. We also like books like America’s Most Scenic Drives: on the Nation’s Highways and Byways, and Scenic Driving Back Country Byways.
We travel with our little dog, and if there is room, our big dog. Some books that can help with this are No Pet Left Behind: the Sherpa Guide to Traveling with Your Best Friend, Vacationing With Your Pet: Eileen’s Directory of Pet-Friendly Lodging in the United States and Canada, and Dogfriendly.com’s Campground and RV Park Guide. It is handy to know what motels we can stay in on the way to where we are going.
It is also a good idea to know the pet rules of places where we are going to stay. For instance, State Parks usually let you take your pet on the trails, National Parks do not. Many campgrounds require you to pick up after your pet. Campgrounds in grizzly bear and black bear country do not allow any type of food or water to be outside of your car or hard-shelled camper.
So, be sure to check out our travel (and pet) books before your next trip.
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