Those long days of winter are at last coming to an end. Days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer and your thoughts are turning to summer holidays. Like much else in this busy, complicated world the family holiday needs a lot of careful planning.
The easy bit is deciding where to go and for how long. Are you going to foreign climes for a couple of weeks or perhaps opting for the odd weekend away. Whatever you finally settle on it could be an idea to start making lists. There is so much to remember; what clothes you need, sunblock, toiletries, any medications you need. If you’re travelling with little ones they need their own packing list and don’t, whatever you do, forget their favourite toy! Check that your passport is up to date, your travel tickets are booked. If you are taking your own car make sure it is serviced and MOT’d and the tyres are ok and you get any required parking permits and – PHEW! When you’ve organised all that, don’t forget about the other important family member.
Don’t Forget The Dog
If you are holidaying without your pet you will need to make arrangements for their care whilst you are away. There are a number of options available depending on the duration of your holiday. For a short break you could take advantage of our pet-sitting service, where we come to you to take care of your pet, for however long you need us. Your pet will be much happier in his own home, with his regular routine and, for you; you can relax knowing that he is being looked after and that he is not lonely. We even take care of puppies so a new addition to your household needn’t mean you have to forego your break. We also offer a small pet boarding service for complete peace of mind.
Why not take your dog with you? If you can’t bear the thought of being without him there are lots of places which offer dog-friendly accommodation, such as forest holidays with its log cabins and acres of woodland to explore. Or perhaps stay in a beachfront chalet or caravan. Many companies offer hotel rooms or cottages in a wide range of locations. Wherever you decide to go, don’t forget to take everything your pet needs for the duration; his food, dishes, favourite toy and blanket and, if traveling to Europe, make sure his pet passport and vaccinations are up to date.