“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” 

Anatole France

I’ve always been an animal lover and my dog, Ben, is definitely my best buddy. I plagued the life out of my parents for TEN WHOLE YEARS until they finally gave in and I was allowed to get my little ball of fluff.

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Awwwww

He’s loyal, well behaved (most of the time), funny, stubborn and he absolutely loves cuddles. He’s my favourite little guy to hang out with so I absolutely love taking him with me on my travel adventures within the UK.

I would never take him on a plane though. I’m certain he would absolutely hate it so his travels so far have all been by car, which he loves.

Little Ben has been with me to 5 star luxury lodges, boutique hotels and adorable farmhouse cottages all over Scotland and in England. It’s safe to say he’s one well travelled little dog.

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Ben loves the beach

He loves exploring new places and I love having him with me. I like that the fact he needs walked forces me to explore the immediate surroundings of the places we go together more than I might if he wasn’t with me.

He’s also the perfect travel companion in that he never argues with me about where I want to go and what I want to see. He’s always there if I need a cuddle at the end of a rubbish travel day and he’s the best hot water bottle in winter.

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More beachy Ben

I never have to worry about leaving him behind when he gets to travel with me and he always loves exploring new places. He’s happy to curl up in a new spot just about anywhere as long as I’m beside him and if he’s got a ball, stick or a toy he’s the happiest little dog in the world.

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Making himself at home in a luxury hotel…

Do you travel with your dog or do you prefer to leave your pooch at home? Have you ever taken your dog on a plane? Let me know in the comments below!

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Chilling in a beer garden…