Pets are Perfect Companions For Camping
Unlike vacation holiday air travelers, recreational vehicle owners are not limited to two pieces of luggage. They can conveniently take along just about anything they want on their trips — including their pets.
Farm Forum reported that according to numbers from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), more than half of RV owners — about 4.8 million — travel with at least one pet companion and, in fact, many take to the highway with two or more pet partners.
Full-time RVers Amy and Rob Burkert are doing just that. For almost four years the Burkerts have crisscrossed North America, covering more than 50,000 miles in their 2010 24-foot Winnebago View Class C motorhome. The two 40-somethng CPAs sold their Philadelphia house in 2009 to travel the country with Ty, their 9-year-old Shar-pei, and Buster, a 6-year-old German Shepherd.
Technology has allowed them to explore America’s backroads while continuing their consulting business and running the award-winning pet travel website Go Pet Friendly (GoPetFriendly.com). The site is an encyclopedia of travel advice and pet-friendly destination guides.
“It makes planning a trip with furry loved ones easy,” said Amy Burkert, “and vacationing with your entire `pack’ exciting and fun.”
The holiday season is no exception. “This is a fantastic time of the year,” said Burkert, “and with a bit of planning, taking your pets along for the family gatherings makes the experience even more enjoyable.”
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