Traveling with pets.

Approx. $71-$74 amazon.com

You love them so much that you can’t leave them at home. I, too have had my heart strings pulled so hard that my cat travelled with me across Canada to visit my family. (Once by car and once by plane) Here are a few tips for when your furry loved ones travel with you.

1. Make sure the carrier is the correct width and height for your pet’s comfort and safety. Your pet should be able to stand up in it comfortably. Bring your pet’s measurements to the store and they will help you find the right one.
2. Book your pet’s flight in advance as they get sold out fast due to limited space.
3. Have the proper paper work and updated shots from vet if travelling across the border.
4. Put their favourite toy and blanket in the carrier so they smell a bit of home. I also added a honeysuckle toy (wooden part of plant) for my cat that I got at the veterinarian’s.
5. If you have a really nervous pet your vet can recommend a light sedative in pill form to give your pet before the flight.
6. If travelling by car long distance be ready for a designated litter box area. Even if you get the smallest litter box you can find your cat will love you for it.
7. Always bring lots of water, appropriate amount of food and maybe a few treats for distraction.
8. Have a small pet? Then don’t forget the little doggie sweaters and coats. We all need to be ready for the weather when traveling.
9. If your pet is a home body and loves his routine then don’t feel guilty for leaving them behind while you travel. They do eventually forgive you for leaving them.
10. Most importantly whenever you do travel with your best friend on four legs have fun exploring new and old places together.

 

black pet carrier with two handles, a strap and a mesh screen on sides
Airline Approved

Approx. $31 – $35 amazon.com

Approx. $33.00 Petsmart

Approx. $125.00 amazon.ca

 


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San Diego Zoo

ZOO TRAVEL

Being lovers of all animals, we like to see the local zoos wherever we travel. Our furry and feathery friends never disappoint and we like to see if they look happy and are well taken care of. We included the San Diego Zoo on our travels last summer and I must say, in my opinion it’s the best zoo I’ve seen in North America! The animals had lots of land and it was so beautifully reconstructed to look like their natural habitat. There was lots of walking, a fun Skyfari (air tram), a nice glass of local beer and lots of popcorn refills. For a family trip or for any animal enthusiast, this is the perfect zoo. by Adelka Molcan

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Sea lions on the beach at San Jolla Cove in San Diego

La Jolla Cove, San Diego

For all animal lovers out there, this is the perfect place to go and surround yourself with seals and sea lions. My sister and I travelled out there with the kids and we all loved it. Right at sunset was perfect for photos and the up close and adorable encounters with the wild life was price less. Enjoy La Jolla Cove’s waters for snorkelling and scuba diving as well.

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Swimming With The Pigs

If you’re staying in Nassau or The Exumas, you can easily book a day trip to see the swimming pigs. Your adventure includes a boat tour through The Exuma Cays.

Get ready to fall in love with The Exumas for its pristine waters, flawless coastlines, and endless natural beauty.

pig swimming on beach towards camera making its snout look big
Want to swim with me? Oink! Oink!

Here’s a typical day trip through The Exuma Cays:

  • Feed Bahamian rock iguanas
  • Visit Blowhole Beach
  • Stop for lunch on Staniel Cay
  • See / swim with the pigs
  • Pet a stingray, hold a starfish
  • Snorkel in the Out Islands

About the Pigs

How did the pigs get to Pig Beach? It is not know for sure. Big Major Cay is uninhabited and the pigs are not native to the island. Some say they were left by a group of sailors, who planned to come back and cook them. Or that the pigs swam over from a shipwreck nearby.

Wherever they came from, there are now about 20 pigs and piglets on Pig Beach. With daily visits from Bahamians and tourists, the pigs are living the easy life on Big Major Cay.


 

Information source: https://www.bahamas.com/swimmingpigs