My wife and I are going to be taking a road trip in the end of September, and we are planning on bringing our 2 dogs. I have purchased a few books and have been browsing the forums here, which have been very helpful. I was hoping to get some input from some of the experts on this site.
I have attatched an itinerary that friends of ours did last year. They did it in 4 weeks, and our trip will be done in 6 weeks. We are using the itinerary as a reference and will probably modify it quite a bit. One addition is to go more into the pacific northwest. We would like to drive through northern California and continue through Oregon into Washingon and possibly cross the border and spend a day in Vancouver.
Our plan is to rent a mini van and stay in motels some nights and other nights spend the night in the back of the mini van. Will I be able to find safe places along the way to park the minivan? I was thinking that campgrounds would be a good option.
Our 2 dogs are 30lbs, very well behaved and can be left in motel rooms without a problem. However I would like to hear if anyone has had any personal experience with traveling cross country with their dog.
I know this is going to be an awful lot of driving and I would love to hear any opinions or suggestions that you may have. We are in the early stages of planning this trip. Hopefully the itinerary that I attatched is legible.