Best Beaches in the Dodecanese Greece

Last updated on May 29th, 2022 at 02:22 pm

The beautiful beaches of Dodecanese islands in Southeast Aegean in Greece are here. This island cluster has 12 big and hundreds of smaller islets at the east of the Cyclades and very close to the Asia Minor coast.

Among them is Rhodes, Karpathos, Kos, Patmos, Astypalea, Leros, Kasos

1- Saint Paul’s Bay Rhodes

Saint Paul's Bay in Rhodes
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Pebble bays in Rhodes, Dodecanese

Two small bays are forming the beach of Saint Paul in Rhodes. A beautiful beach next to Lindos visited by locals and tourists.

The right part of the beach is organized with sunbeds, food, and music, while the left part is offered for moments of relaxation.

It is a sandy beach with little pebbles, and rocks where you can climb and dive in the clear waters.

You will have to leave the car before you reach the beach, and then you must walk to reach it.

The beach is easily accessible by foot from nearby Lindos.

Tip: Scenes from the movie “The Guns of Navarone” were shot at the nearby Laki location, if you wish ask some boatmen to take you there.

2- Tsambika beach Rhodes

Tsambika beach in Rhodes
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Sandy beach in Rhodes, Dodecanese

Tsampika is one of the most popular beaches in Rhodes located 26 km southeast of the city of Rhodes, and 5 km from Archangelos.

It is a natural beach, that is located under the rock that hosts the famous monastery of Panagia Tsambika of Psili to which it owes its name.

This large beach has golden sand and shallow waters located in a magnificent landscape. All this makes it suitable for families with young children but also for young people of all ages and requirements.

Tsampika is quite well organized with umbrellas and sunbeds for rent, a shower, a beach bar to enjoy your coffee or drink as well as to eat something casual, and taverns to dine when you want. There are also several possibilities for water sports as well as inflatable toys for children!

You can reach it by car or bus, or by the boats that make day cruises from the city of Rhodes.

3- Kyra Panagia beach in Karpathos

4- Apella beach Karpathos

Apella beach in Karpathos
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Pebble and sand remote beach in Karpathos, Dodecanese

Apella is the beach that stands out of all beaches in Karpathos.

It’s a beach with clean white sand, some pebbles, and crystal clear waters in a magnificent environment full of pine trees.

The beach is about 16 km away from Pigadia. While the nearest settlement is Myrtonas at a distance of about two kilometers. It is partially organized with some sunbeds at the center.

Apella is also accessible by small boats from Pigadia.

The crystal clear waters are ideal to enjoy swimming. Rocks and pines blend harmoniously creating one of the most beautiful settings in Karpathos.

5- Achata beach in Karpathos

6- Thermes beach in Kos

7- Kefalos Beach in Kos

8- Myrties beach in Kalymnos

How nice are the Beaches in Cyclades Greece?

Last updated on July 26th, 2022 at 11:18 am

The Cyclades islands

At the southern Aegean and north of Crete is the big group of Cyclades islands.

Here you can find islands such as Andros, Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Amorgos, Anafi, Serifos, Sikinos, Sifnos, Syros, Tinos, Folegandros, and more.

On these islands there are some of the most famous beaches worldwide and are extremely popular among tourists and Greeks.

Tip: The oldest European civilizations developed in Cyclades and Crete from 3300 to 1100 BCE, i.e. 5000 years ago!

1- Super Paradise beach Mykonos

Super Paradise beach in Mykonos
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Sandy cosmopolitan party beach in Myconos, Cyclades islands. A beach almost exclusively for young people.

Super Paradise is the most characteristic beach and the meeting point of Mykonos. Probably the most cosmopolitan beach in Greece.

It is the meeting place of the VIPs and a beach where the crazy parties take place. Elements that made the island the most important attraction for young people.

It’s always crowded here, with extreme clubbing and eccentricity in all its glory. If you suddenly see a popular artist next to you, do not be surprised.

If you want to live a unique experience with fun without limits, you will find it in its clubs.

Super Paradise is located about 7 km away from Chora and is accessible by private vehicle or by boat from the sea.

2- Elia beach Mykonos

Elia beach in mykonos
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The most beautiful sandy beach in Myconos, Cyclades islands

One of the largest and most beautiful beaches of Mykonos in the southwest of the island, with turquoise transparent crystal clear waters and distant views of the neighboring island of Naxos.

Elia is a picturesque beach and one of the most cosmopolitan, with endless golden sand, and a beautiful natural environment around it, beauties that if you are in Mykonos you shouldn’t miss.

It is fully organized with sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, beach bars for cocktails and snacks, lifeguards, toilets for the disabled, shower, mini market restaurants, free parking, and all facilities for water sports such as water skiing, parasailing, windsurfing, windsurfing, etc.

In addition, is a “Gay-friendly” beach. There are also specially designed areas for nudists on the right side.

Distance from the town of Mykonos is 12 km and you can visit it either with your own vehicle or with a bus that takes 30 minutes and costs 2 €. From Platys Gialos and Ornos, you can visit the beach by boat.

3- Plaka beach Naxos

Plaka beach in Naxos
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The larger sandy beach in Naxos, Cyclades islands

Plaka beach is the largest beach in Naxos with a length of almost 4 km.

It is located in the center of the west coast of the island in an open bay and at a distance of about 10 kilometers from Chora, the capital of Naxos.

From here you can see Glaronissia and Paros. It was a hippie destination in the 1970s.

It is a vast golden sandy beach with shallow turquoise waters and is a favorite destination for all ages and ideal for families with children. In some parts, nudism is allowed.

There are cafes, beach bars, and taverns to enjoy Greek and international cuisine after your swim.

Tip: The enchanting scenery of the beach and the wonderful sunset overlooking Paros will surely be unforgettable !!!

4- Agios Prokopios in Naxos

5- Tsigrado beach in Milos

6- Mylopotas beach in Ios

7- Kolymbithres beach in Paros

8- Red beach Santorini

Red beach in Santorini
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Red volcanic Sandy beach in Santorini, Cyclades islands

Santorini is not famous for its beaches rather for its scenery.

Despite this though, Red beach in Santorini is one of the top beaches in Greece and among the most famous beaches in the world.

It is located on the southwest coast of the island, at a distance of 12 km from Thira and 23 km from Oia.

Its name is due to the red color of the rocks in the area, and this rare scenery is complemented by the black volcanic pebbles that make up the beach.

The beach is not fully organized, although there are umbrellas and sunbeds in which you rarely can find a place. For this reason, we suggest you get to the beach early.

You should also keep in mind that the space even for a beach towel only, may be insufficient due to the crowds.

It is a good idea to have a water mask with you as the underwater rocks are also impressive! Also, be prepared for high temperatures on Red Beach because it is protected from north winds, so there is no cool breeze.

Tip: Your visit to Red beach can be combined with a tour to the nearby archeological site of Akrotiri, where the famous prehistoric settlement was discovered buried under the volcanic ash.

Akrotiri settlement is Greece’s Pompeii, the only difference is that Akrotiri was 4000 years older than Pompeii!

9- Mouros beach in Amorgos

10- Kolona beach in Kythnos

Best Beaches in the Ionian Islands Greece

Last updated on July 26th, 2022 at 11:17 am

The beaches in the Ionian islands are among the best in Greece. Laying on the west coast of Greece on some of the most beautiful Greek islands.

Seven large and hundreds of smaller islands form the Ionian islands or Eptanissa cluster, with Corfu, Paxos, Lefkada, Ithaka, Kefalonia, Zakynthos(Zante), and Kythera to be the larger.

These are the greenest islands of Greece. If you love green emerald and calm waters this is the place for you to visit. Here you can find some of the longest beaches in Greece as Halikounas in Corfu, and the very famous and most photographed beach in Greece, Navagio in Zante.

1- Navagio(Shipwreck) Beach in Zakynthos

Navagio beach in Zakynthos
Navagio beach in Zakynthos – Photo by Elien Knockaert on Unsplash

A remote beach with fine pebbles in Zante, Ionian islands

This is it.

You’ve surely seen that place before, in tourist brochures or cards. Because it is one of the most famous and most photographed beaches in Greece.

And of course one of the few candidates claiming the title of the most beautiful beach in Greece.

Just imagine though! This beach didn’t exist before 1983. That’s proof that this country is constantly shaping by nature!

But how this magic place shaped?

In northwestern Zakynthos, there was once a secluded and deserted cape without a beach called Agios Georgios.

After continuous landslides that began in 1922, a rudimentary beach created that still remained completely unknown.

In 1983, a ship carrying smuggled cigarettes, named PANAGIOTIS, due to engine failure and bad weather stranded on the shore. The crew of 3 Greeks and one Italian managed to escape with another boat and the ship left to rot on the beach, which continued to grow due to the ongoing landslides.

This was how today Zakynthos has the most photographed but also one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, Navagio beach which means wreck. The old name of the site has been forgotten.

The beach even today can be reached only by sea and is visited by hundreds of small and large yachts every summer.

2- Myrtos Beach Kefalonia

Beaches in Greece - Myrtos beach in Kefalonia
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Sandy remote beach in Kefalonia, Ionian islands

According to most this is the top beach in Kefallonia. And not unfairly! It gathers many elements that make it unique.

Myrtos located in a green landscape in Northwest Kefalonia at a distance of 30 km from Argostoli, the capital of the island.

The beach consists of fine pebbles and is surrounded by majestic cliffs while at the northern end there is a small cave.

The waters vary from blue to turquoise and the view from the road above is breathtaking. So it is aimed at nature lovers.

Also, the beach is famous for the amazing sunset.

This astonishing beach has fairly won many times the title of the best beach in Greece.

3- Porto Katsiki Lefkada

Porto Katsiki in Lefkada
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Beautiful remote beach in Lefkada, Ionian islands

Another strong candidate for the best beach in Greece.

Katsiki in Greek means Goat. Hence the name of the beach comes from the goats that could reach the inaccessible beach long ago.

It is located in the southern part of the island among a hollow rock, southwest of the city of Lefkada.

The beach is famous for its natural beauty, impressive landscape, and emerald sea.

Today you can easily access it from the street and therefore during the summer season, it is packed with thousands of visitors from all over the world.

It is an organized beach with sunbeds, bars just above the cliff, and parking spaces.

4- Gerakas beach Zakynthos

Gerakas beach in Zakynthos
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Organized and protected beach in Zante, Ionian islands

Gerakas is one of the most beautiful beaches in Zante and is located at the southeastern tip of the island, not far from the town of Zakynthos.

It is a very large sandy beach and ends at a small cape made entirely of clay rocks.

Today the cape is closed to the public because the clay rocks are dangerous for landslides.

Gerakas is the breeding ground for the Caretta Caretta turtle, here the turtle eggs hatch, and the newborns make their way to the sea.

For this reason, it is a protected beach without large tourist facilities. You are prohibited to enter half an hour before sunset until half an hour after sunrise.

5- Agios Gordios(Gordis) beach Corfu

St Gordis beach in Corfu
St Gordis beach in Corfu

Sandy large organized beach in Corfu, Ionian islands

Agios Gordios or Gordis is located at the exact center of the west coast of Corfu, opposite Benitses, you only need to travel 14 miles from Corfu town in order to reach it.

Used to be where the villagers grew their crops, but now it is a bustling resort with a good choice of hotels, villas, and apartments. Souvenir shops are found in the single street that leads to the beach.

The Agios Gordios beach is a long wide sandy stretch, one of the best beaches in Corfu, well-organized offering water sports and plenty of entertainment in the bars and tavernas along its length.

At its southern end, the beach finishes where a sharp high rock stands upright on the sea, it is called Ortholithi which means standing rock (Greek=orthos vrachos) …See more

6- Halikounas beach Corfu

Corfu - Chalikounas beach
Corfu – Chalikounas beach

Sandy remote huge beach in Corfu, Ionian islands

Chalikounas beach may not be the most beautiful, but it is definitely the largest beach in Corfu.

The beach is enormous, endless, with variations in the landscape, close to a forest, a lagoon behind the sand dunes, and above all, it is pristine – no hotels or uncontrolled tourist development.

This part of the island looks like the Sahara desert in Corfu.

It is located in southwest Corfu near the village of Agios Mattheos of which is a part and at a distance of about 17 miles from Corfu town and 16 miles from the airport.

Chalikounas has brown fine golden sand and permanent waves, perfect for sailing and water sports.

This beach caters to adventure enthusiasts, if you love sailing, surfing and the winds and waves aren’t bother you then this place is for you … See more

7- Rovinia beach Corfu

Rovinia beach
Rovinia beach

Pebble remote beach in Corfu, Ionian islands

Rovinia beach is located in the area of Liapades in western Corfu just south of the rocky shores of Paleokastritsa.

Small, remote, beautiful, and unspoiled. Therefore during the low season months, you can have it all for yourself.

It is perhaps the most beautiful of the hidden beaches in western Corfu, after all, it is considered by many tourists as the top beach in Corfu.

Rovinia is accessible from the sea as well as from the land through a small path with steps, about 600 meters long. Unlike the other isolated beaches of the area which are accessible only by the sea.

It is deserted, therefore not very crowded, with fine pebbles, little sand, and a turquoise crystal clear sea in a landscape of exceptional natural beauty. It could be a nudist beach too…See more

8- Voutoumi beach Antipaxos

Voutoumi beach from google earth
Voutoumi beach from google earth

Mixed remote beach in Antipaxos, Ionian islands

Another top-rated beach in Greece.

The beach of Voutoumi is made of silk white gold sand and has the cleanest and brightest blue-green waters in the whole Ionian sea.

Voutoumi is located in Antipaxos, a tiny island south of Corfu.

The waters are so clear that the bottom can be seen as it was looked through a glass. It is visited during the summer by yachts from everywhere.

You can visit it by boat from Corfu and Paxos, and from the nearby mainland villages of Parga and Sivota…See more

8 Best and Safest Places Around the World to Travel in 2021

Last updated on May 29th, 2022 at 10:21 pm

Safety is one of the top priorities no matter where you are visiting.

A Pacific island beach
A Pacific island beach

As a traveler, you must search on the internet about the place where you are going to travel. It will help you to understand the locals in your area and also you can take some precautionary measures.

With the COVID pandemic, the world seems awfully scary to travel but still, you can travel to certain countries without any issue. You have to go through the COVID test and bring the test reports that are valid for almost 72 hours.

If we talk about the crime rate or other issues, no country is completely free. But, there are a few places where you can travel without any fear. According to the 2020 survey, the average level of peace in the world will improve in 2019. Many countries are still spared from the COVID-19 pandemic and this is the right time to visit those countries.

Here is the list of the top 8 best and safest places to travel around the world. Make sure to book your flights and hotel room according to your stay duration.

1- Greece

A Scenery from Santorini
A Scenery from Santorini

If you are on a Europe trip, there is no better place than Greece to visit in 2021. It is ranked as the 9th safest country based on a BHTP research report.

Along with that, it is also boosted by the friendliest locals in the Mediterranean and is one of the first places to reopen for tourists.

You are unlikely to experience any type of crime and violence. Just be aware of petty crime on the streets and follow basic precautions.

Moreover, be aware of the online scams while booking your Greece trip and choose the right travel agency.

The top attractions of Greece are Acropolis, Acropolis Museum, Santorini, Mykonos, Delphi, Corfu, Metéora Monasteries, etc.

2- UAE

Dubai
Dubai

With an almost zero crime rate, UAE is the best place to travel to if you are in the Middle East.

You don’t have to worry about your belongings as there are no pocket pickers.

While traveling to any Emirate of UAE, you have to take a COVID test with you.

We recommend you to visit this beautiful and modern country during the winters and summers which are quite harsh.

You can enjoy the new year and Christmas or visit the top tourist attractions.

Make sure to book your flight and contact any professional Rent-A-Car Dubai to book your personal car so that you can move at your own pace.

The top tourist attractions are Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Safari, Sharjah Museum, Al Ain, Sheikh Zayed mosque, and much more.

3- Iceland

Landscape in Iceland
Landscape in Iceland

Iceland is also ranked as the world’s safest country to travel to in 2021.

It is a small but beautiful and tranquil country if you are seeking places that are close to nature.

If you are visiting it in winter, make sure to catch the northern lights dancing across the sky.

While in the summer season you can enjoy the unique beauty of the midnight sun.

While traveling in Iceland cities, you don’t have to worry about anything. You can travel here as it is your own country.

The top tourist attractions are Hallgrimskirkja, Thingvellir National Park, Seljalandsfoss, Strokkur, Vatnajökull National Park, Gullfoss, Geysir.

4- Portugal

A Square in Portugal
A Square in Portugal

Portugal is one of the safest countries to travel to and now it is ranked as the 3rd safest country for tourists.

It is the country you want to visit every time as it has a little something for every visitor.

You will be happy to stroll the cobbled streets of Porto and Lisbon.

This country is most recommended if you are more into history and culture.

The top tourist attractions are the park and national palace of Pena, Belem tower, Castelo de S.Jorge, etc.

5- Germany

Bridge in Germany
Bridge in Germany

Germany is one of the best countries that handle the COVID19 pandemic.

According to the BHTP survey, the respondents give it the highest marks to control the pandemic.

No matter what you like the most, Germany has everything for its visitors.

The top tourist attractions are Neuschwanstein Castle, Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag Building, Berlin Wall Memorial, Marienplatz, Romantic Road, etc.

6- Canada

River in Canada
River in Canada

Canada is another country with a low crime rate and the least COVID positive cases.

The locals of Canada are so friendly and they are known to apologize for nothing. You are going to love this beautiful country.

You can visit Toronto as it is a complete celebration of multiculturalism and amazing food.

The top tourist attractions are Banff National Park, CN Tower, Stanley Park, Moraine Lake, Jasper National Park Of Canada, The Butchart Gardens, etc.

7- Vietnam

Vietnam
Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the greatest countries for first-time visitors to Asia.

There are plenty of things Vietnam offers to its tourists like secluded islands to vast mountain ranges within one relatively compact country.

This beautiful country is not only famous for its impressive infrastructure but also for its mouth-watering food.

You can find the best places to stay here. The top tourist attractions are Cu Chi Tunnel, Hoàn Kiếm Lake, Cát Bà Island, The world cultural heritage, Tam Cốc-Bích Động, The Marble Mountains, etc.

8- Kenya

Kenya
Kenya

Kenya is also one of the smallest but most beautiful countries. If you are looking for an extraordinary Safari trip experience, there is nothing better than Kenya.

This country is also well-reputed for its outdoorsy types with nature interest.

The tropical coastline of Kenya is also filled with heavenly beaches and that makes it the ideal destination for your vacation.

The top attractions of Kenya are Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli National Park, Mount Kenya, Tsavo East National Park, Diani Beach, Giraffe Centre, and much more.

Conclusion

Here we will wrap up our list of the best countries to travel to in 2021.

You can choose any of them and dig deeper on the internet to find more information about your selected place.

Make sure to follow the rules and take safety precautions. Moreover, you should also book your flight, hotel, and rental car in advance for a convenient trip.

Opt-in for Cheap Car Rental Dubai Services if you are going to stay for a month or more. Happy traveling!

5 Essential Items To Pack When Travelling To Corfu

Last updated on May 29th, 2022 at 08:51 pm

Rear view of man with hat and suitcase-bag walking to the beach
A man with a hat and suitcase bag walking to the beach – Poster vector created by macrovector

Greece is one of the most recognized tourist destinations in Europe. Commonly known for the Olympics and Greek mythology, Greece is a fine cosmopolitan destination comprising several coastal beaches and picturesque islands, namely Corfu.

Neighboured by the Mediterranean Sea, Corfu’s island is the perfect pick for your summer vacation holidays. The primary reason for travel enthusiasts choosing Corfu is because of its accessibility. You can easily reach the destination, may it be by availing a plane or even a ferry, if you are lucky. Apart from the slight stretches of beaches, this place is also very famous for its history and architecture and offers authentic Greek cuisine.

Emotions are bound to get high after checking out all the gorgeous images of Corfu on the internet. But before setting off, you will need to pack your luggage for the vacation. So, here are the five essential items that you cannot miss while going to Corfu.

1. Ideal Luggage Choice

Carry luggage should always be comfortable and versatile. They are supposed to be a tag-along companion and not unwanted burdens. This is even more fitting when you are planning to relax on holiday. Either duffle bags wheeled bags, or carry-on bags are good to go. Each has its features and benefits.

Duffle bags are mostly light in weight and easy to pack. However, carry-on bags are best suited for those who don’t wish to take many things on vacations.
Bonus tip: Luggage bags with built-in charger ports are beneficial.

2. Clothing and Makeup

You must have clothes for every occasion while traveling. There might be times when you are lost in the beauty of Corfu Town during sightseeing or just lazing around the beach and the setting sun. Your luggage must have the following items.

  • Bathing suit
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Hat
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm

Bonus tip: Don’t pack anything that could return unused from the trip. Pack smart.

Business and family vacation travel luggage with handbag
Business and family vacation travel luggage with a handbag – Poster vector created by macrovector

3. Medics And Toiletries

It is very wise to carry medicines while traveling on the road. You might be a minimalist, but your luggage must feature emergency support to remain healthy in unfamiliar conditions.

Some medications can cure plenty of travel health scares. But, one must know how to consume them. Apart from the prescribed medications, you must carry things like hand sanitizers and Braun Series 9 as well.
For toiletries, you must pack the following:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Feminine hygiene products
Top view bath products arrangement
Top view bath products arrangement – Poster vector created by macrovector

4. Travel Docs

A well-planned holiday is a risk-free holiday. This planning mainly contains packing all the necessary things for the vacation. When you plan to visit some foreign country for holidaying, you must carry your identification with you. Similarly, your travel documents must be at your immediate disposal as well. It is best to take a pouch or a money belt to keep your IDs, passport, bank cards, and boarding passes.

Bonus tip: Always keep a few photocopies of all your documents. It will be better if you make a file for them. Additionally, create a digital soft copy of those documents to save them in your cloud. Furthermore, carry a dozen of your passport-size photographs when you are traveling.

5. Electronic Gadgets

In the millennial age, it is prevalent for travelers to carry electronic gadgets along with them. It is perfectly all right to share your travel stories with your friends while you are on your trip. And to meet this desire, you must pack the following items in your luggage.

  • Laptop
  • iPad
  • Chargers
  • Camera
  • Headphones

Bonus tip: If you consume a lot of digital content while traveling or carry electronic devices, you will need to recharge them all the time. Instead of packing a bunch of wired chargers, get one portable Wi-Fi router power bank. This gadget will allow you to enjoy your Netflix sessions without worrying about the battery status.

Gadgets amidst school supplies
Gadgets amidst school supplies – Poster vector created by macrovector

6. Outside Shout

While traveling promises a lot of fun and joy, it brings anxiety and stress as well. Packing is one of the worst traveling aspects. The above-discussed items are a total thumbs up if you want to have a comfortable vacation. However, here are a few miscellaneous items that can add value to your plans.

  • Power Strip
  • Dry Towel
  • Packable Backpack
  • Plastic Bags
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Universal Plug Adapter
  • A plastic bag could come in very handy during a crisis.

Final Thoughts

Travelling exposes you to a new culture, boundaries, and people. It will help you shatter the monotony in your life and contribute to improving your health, especially your mental health, by pushing you to go out of your comfort zone.

Traveling is much easier than you think. A trip to Corfu could help you to disconnect from your daily life. So, pack your bags, including all the essentials mentioned above, and you are all set. But, make sure you are careful while carrying all the essentials with you.

Traveling With Pets This Holiday? 7 Things To Pack

Last updated on May 29th, 2022 at 10:18 pm

Traveling with my dog
Traveling with my dog – Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

Your pets are members of your family. Maybe you take them everywhere with you no matter what, or you might be having trouble finding a kennel or someone to take care of them while you’re out of town this year. Whatever situation applies to you, if you’re traveling with pets this holiday, here are seven things you should pack.

Grooming Supplies

Grouming
Grouming – Image by ariesa66 from Pixabay

Whether your furry family members are big shedders or not, packing their grooming tools can make traveling with pets much more enjoyable this holiday season. Bringing along a brush is a great idea, especially if grooming is something your pet enjoys. Grooming your pet while you travel can help them learn that car rides aren’t something to fear. Packing your pet’s grooming supplies ensures you will be able to keep their coat healthy and clean while you travel too.

Food and Treats

A dog with a bone
A dog with a bone – Image by Stefan Glazer from Pixabay

Traveling can be stressful for your pet. It’s an abrupt change to your pet’s routine, and many animals hate riding in the car.

Flying is even less enjoyable for them.

Keeping as many things constant as possible can help your pet cope with traveling, and that includes their food.

Packing enough of the food they are used to eating to last the entire trip can help them feel at ease and decrease the likelihood that they will stop eating and make themselves sick.

As with grooming, packing a few of their favorite treats won’t hurt either. It may even help you build positive associations with travel for them.

Seat Cover

On the topic of grooming and fur, pets tend to shed when they’re stressed. It’s probably not pleasant for them, but it’s even worse for you when you arrive at your destination and discover your back seat coated thoroughly in dog fur.

To save yourself the trouble and expense of vacuuming your car, consider purchasing a seat cover. Look for one that’s machine washable and waterproof. The seat cover can protect your vehicle from both fur and any accidents that might happen.

Pet Carrier

Finally, bringing Best Dog Carriers for Travel can make life much less complicated.

Some dogs are comforted by having their crate to sleep in, which can lessen travel-induced stress.

Pet carriers also keep your pet contained, making it easier for you to focus on driving. No one wants to be going down a motorway while attempting to get their cat out from under their feet.

You also don’t want to have to worry about your pet making a break for it the moment you open the car door.

A pet carrier can make traveling safer for you and your pet.

Bathroom Products

Unlike humans, our pets can’t look up where the next gas station or rest stop is when they have to pee. Dogs are stuck relying on us to notice when they have to go or use a pee pad, which isn’t necessarily something you want to have in your car for several hours. Remember to pack pet waste pick-up bags or enough pee pads for dogs to change them out regularly.

Traveling with cats is even more challenging. Most cats will attempt to escape if you let them out of the car to use the bathroom.

Consider investing in a travel litter box if you’re traveling with a cat this holiday season. Ideally, the travel box will be covered to prevent litter from getting everywhere. A covered box also gives your cat some privacy. In case you feel that cats don’t like covered litter boxes, a study from researchers at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine shows that they don’t have a preference one way or another.

Water Bowl

Hydration is essential for your pet’s health, especially when they’re stressed. Your pet needs continual access to fresh, clean water. Providing enough water while traveling with a pet can be difficult.

Luckily, water bowls meant for traveling exist. Some are collapsable for easy storage, and many have clips or non-slip bottoms, so there’s less risk of them spilling during a car ride. Make sure to change the water regularly, and keep both food and water as far away from bathroom areas as possible.

Identification and Papers

Dog love
Dog love – Image by Mat Coulton from Pixabay

It’s best to have your pet’s identification tag on their collar and maybe even a microchip, but it’s doubly important when you’re traveling.

Your pet might also need a passport. Depending on where you’re traveling, it may be wise to pack papers proving your pet is up-to-date on all of its vaccinations.

Do your research before you leave. Vaccinations keep your pet healthy and help protect other animals they might come in contact with.

With the right supplies, traveling with your pet doesn’t have to be stressful. The products listed above can help you and your pet have a safe, happy, and smooth trip this holiday season.

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