How To Find Pet Friendly Hotels (& More!) For When You’re Traveling On The Road

People are bringing their pets with them virtually everywhere nowadays. I mean, it’s just not unusual anymore to see a smaller pet on a plane in a carry-on bag. And more and more hotels are willing to accept pets, too.

Back when I was moving from New York to Florida in late 2000, the internet was not what it is today and I had a heck of a time researching hotel chains, finding places where my dog, Pippi, a 10-year-old toy/mini poodle, could stay with me. I discovered that virtually all Red Roof Inns were pet-friendly, so that’s the brand where we stayed the night the movers took our stuff and at our overnight “sorta halfway point” in Somewhere, South Carolina.

Nowadays you don’t have to go from hotel website to hotel website – it’s all listed on one convenient spot…

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10 Things You Do On Vacation That You Probably Don’t Do At Any Other Time

When you’re on vacation, it’s that special time when life is just…different. Some of the rules don’t apply. Well, for some people they still might ;-). But for the most part, there seem to be things you do on vacation that, well, even if you don’t do them all the time, you certainly don’t do them nearly as often. Like these…

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Are Americans Less Hospitable, Or Is It Just Us?

We’ve just finished spending the night over a relative’s house during a road trip and it occurred to me that in the seventeen years we’ve owned our house, we’ve only had one person who wasn’t family spend the night. Counting family members, that number goes up to three.

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We don’t mean to be inhospitable, but we think of our home as our private domain. Our sanctuary. In order to let someone into that space, we have to be really comfortable with you entering our area. Even when we had the couple we found on Trusted Housesitters stay at our house, we only let them stay in the guest bedroom and we went through emails and Skype interviews before we even considered to allow anybody to do that.

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