Turns out, man’s best friend can also be man’s best travelling companion.
Enter Lola, our little bundle of tail-wagging, who loves going in the car! Primarily because she doesn’t like being left at home and also because she likes that wind in the ears feeling.
So, naturally, she ends up being the co-pilot on most of my longer drives. Hell, she doesn’t even have to say ‘shotgun’ anymore, everyone just gives her the front passenger seat for fear of being sat on.
Okay, so she may not be the best map reader, or a good DJ, but ask her to drool all over the seats and she’s your best man!
Of course, having a dog with you at all times has its disadvantages. It severely puts a damper on the number of places you can stay at, the places you can eat at and also how long you can stay on the road, but plan a little ahead and you’ll be in for a great time.
Surprisingly, there’s not much extra luggage you need to carry either, just a blanket and a couple of bowls for food and water and you’re pretty much set. Having a larger car would be preferable, but we manage to do it just fine with an Indica and three other passengers on-board, so before you start looking for the nearest dog hotel, consider taking it along with you for an enjoyable experience, just make sure your dog likes riding in the car first though, otherwise it could be hell for both you and your canine companion.