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Hi, my name is Catherine, and I have always loved to travel. Rather than exploring ruins, museums and old things, however, I have always wanted to see new things. I love contemporary architecture, sparkling new hotels and things that look as if they are from the future. If you feel the same way, this blog will help you find cutting-edge, stylish, modern, 21st century and beyond hotels. In this blog, I plan to write about my travels as well as about how to find new hotels, what to look for in the way of modern accommodations and more. Please read, explore and enjoy your upcoming contemporary holiday.

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Easy Rider: 4 Nifty Tips for Taking Your Dog on a Road Trip

by Rebecca Parker

Many pets love to travel. But before you whisk your dog away with you, there are a few things to consider. Planning your trip ahead of time will ensure that both you and your pet have a happy and safe trip. Here are some tips to get you started.

Preparation

Before taking your dog on a trip with you, you'll want to make sure their listening skills are up to scratch. Paws may be loyal and friendly, but he'll also need to be quite obedient if your trip away is to be a pleasant one. Nobody wants to hear a frustrated animal barking at the wrong time, or running off when not on the leash.

If your dog can be a bit cheeky at times, it may be worth your while taking them to a few obedience classes before travelling. Just a handful of sessions can make a bit difference and save you from a lot of stress.

While preparing for your trip, you'll also want to pack a first aid kit for your pet, just like you would for yourself. It should including a blanket, animal-grade antiseptic and bite solution.

The drive

The first step to taking your dog on the road is to ensure that it isn't their first long road trip. If your dog hasn't been in the car for more than a lift to the neighbourhood store, then you'll have to test their tolerance to car travel. Some animals suffer from nausea just like people do. Once you've driven your dog around a bit and you know they can handle a few hours in the car, you're ready to take them with you on your adventure.

While in the car, make sure you have several windows open at any given time. This actually allows the air to circulate much better than having one window wide open. Just a crack is enough to allow the air to flow through and keep your pet breathing happily.

Another good idea is to keep your dog in a carriage or a bed, rather than allowing them to move freely within the vehicle. Allowing your dog to rest with their favourite blanket or pillow during the ride will keep them (and you) more relaxed throughout the trip.

Accommodation

It may come as a bit of a surprise, but some places, even camp sites and caravan parks, do not allow pets. Before travelling, make sure you've booked all pet-friendly accommodation. Be prepared and research all the sites you're going to visit. At home, it's easy to take for granted which places you can and can't take your dog to, but while on holiday you don't want to make any assumptions. Check the websites for options like Burswood Lodge or give them a call to double-check their preferences. If no websites are available, local councils should be able to help you out.

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