Pet inspired travel
Looking at planning your next holiday? So, maybe you can’t take your pet with you, but that doesn’t mean you have to be completely away from animals on your vacation. Why not book a pet-inspired holiday.
Here are a few ideas:
Volunteer at a shelter
If you have already booked a trip, you may want to research your destination to see if there are animal shelters in the area. Many shelters, vets and animal sanctuaries are looking for volunteers to help with various duties. Why not spend some time volunteering while you’re there. It’s a great way to stay connected to animals on your trip, and really make a difference at the same time. Some countries, such as Bali for example, have programs to help stray cats and dogs. Various organisations are often looking for people to help walk dogs, engage with cats, donate supplies and fundraise.
Visiting natural habitats
As a pet owner, there’s a good chance you like all animals. Why not visit animals in their natural habitat. There are some fantastic tours and programs for travellers. You can see firsthand where different species live. Make sure you do your research and find a reputable tour company that takes particular notice and care not to disrupt natural habitats. You could go on safari, trek through rainforests, deserts or bushland. There options are endless.
Pet sit travel
If you would like a holiday but don’t like the idea of being without your pet, you could look after someone else’s. There are many international pet-sitting sites. On top of visiting a new place, you could have free accommodation and the company of a pet. Sounds pretty good doesn’t it? Just be sure to be clear on the expectations with the owner, and clear on the arrangement before committing. There are many ways to stay connected to animals, even when on holidays. If you can’t handle being away from your pet, there are many ways to travel with them too.