“Travel is expensive!” “How can you afford it?” “Where do you sleep?” Any long term traveler can tell you that these are questions they answer pretty much on a daily basis. Whether you’re in line at the market buying some fresh fruit or at a freeway rest area walking your dog, once someone finds out you travel full-time the list of questions begins! I decided to put together this Rambling Guide to Affordable Long Term Travel Accommodations in order to put some of those questions to bed (see what I did there??) and to help any traveler (full time or part time) save some money on their next trip.
In the heart of New York Cities Midtown is a hotel that takes the term “Pet Pampering” to a whole new level. The Benjamin Hotel was Zoe’s first stay in the city and I have to admit, she seemed to be very happy about it. The hotel is definitely a pet- friendly paradise as far as Zoe was concerned.
From the moment we pulled onto the entrance for the Trapp Familly Lodge, I knew that Lauren and I were in for a truly special getaway. Even though we were surrounded by the rolling hills and luscious landscapes of Vermont for the entire drive up from New Hampshire, there was something more than the surrounding beauty that gave us that feeling. The property had a certain quality that we couldn’t quite put our fingers on, a “je ne sais quoi” if you will. Then we passed a sign on the way in that said it all: Welcome to the Trapp Family Lodge, a little bit of Austria a whole lot of Vermont. In a nutshell that was it. From the second we stepped foot on property we were transported into a whole other world where pampering and relaxation were the top priority. We sought out the Trapp Family Lodge because we were looking for a great romantic, pet friendly getaway and we found it in Vermont.
Traveling with our dog Zoe is one of the best things about slow travel. She goes everywhere with us and loves visiting new places and people just as much as we do. Unfortunately, Zoe is now over 13 years old and traveling for her is not as easy as it used to be. This however, does not mean that she can’t travel with us. There are some simple steps to take to make sure that she is still happy and comfortable and enjoying her time exploring the world with us.
Rapid City in South Dakota is one of our favorite places to visit. We have been there a few times and always have a ton of fun. We always take our weimaraner Zoe with us when we visit because it’s also a very pet-friendly town and Zoe travels with us wherever we go. Luckily, we have found several places that allow us to vacation with our dog and the Best Western Ramkota Hotel made for amazing pet friendly fun in Rapid City.