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We’ve named the Sexiest Male Travelers Alive for 2014, and have likewise recently crowned the Sexiest Female Travelers Alive, however after publishing these lists, travelers started submitting photos of…their pets!
The prospect of bringing your pet aboard a commercial flight may sound like a nightmare, however the idea of leaving your most vulnerable family member at home is often unthinkable, and it is estimated that 2 million pets take to the skies each year – and that’s just in the US & Canada alone!
It is becoming more and more common for pets to travel in the passenger cabin on international and domestic flights, and even more join their masters on epic overland road-trips, providing companionship on the often long and lonely road.
So, without further ado, we give you the sexiest traveling pets of 2014, this post brought to you by DogVacay – the best way to find a loving dog sitter for those who aren’t quite ready to bring their pets along for the ride.
Varga: From Norway, Varga is a 14 year old Siberian Husky dog. She hates flying, though has been all over Norway and Sweden by car. She loves to drive!
A light packer, all she takes with her when she travels is her harness and bed. She loves to visit the Norwegian capital Oslo (2-3 days driving from her home base Tromso). In Oslo she enjoys meeting posh and sophisticated dogs in Vigelandsparken, and going to trendy cafes where everybody gives her a cuddle and some treats.
Apart from being social in the big city of Oslo, her favourite thing to do is to take ski trips in the mountains. She loves to run free in the deep fluffy powder snow, although she is not too happy when she has to pull owner Maria up the mountain side (even though she really is a sled dog…).
Follow Varga at http://nerdnomads.com/
Max: Max is no ordinary house cat. After living with a pack of eleven dogs since he was a kitten, he is fearless.
Living in the jungle of Costa Rica, Max is no stranger to adventure travel. Max spends most of his time exploring around cacao trees and ginger snap plants, searching for toucans and tropical birds to watch. Max is always looking for the adventure.
Kiba: Kiba is a cute dark dachshund who loves traveling with Sarah from Mindful Travel by Sara whenever he can!
He has traveled throughout Spain, the Adriatic Coast of Italy, Sardinia and Paris. He loves visiting new places and playing with other international dogs.
Follow Kiba at http://instagram.com/
Cindy and Bear
Cindy and Bear: Cindy and Bear are a mother and son duo who are always ready for an adventure! They’ve road-tripped across Canada and soon intend to take on the world!
Cindy’s humble beginnings as a stray and pregnant barn cat have helped her adapt to any situation on the open road. Bear was the brute of the litter and has inherited his mother’s sense of adventure, finding mischief around every corner.
They are looking forward to life on the road and all the new sights and smells they will experience in 2015.
Follow Cindy and Bear at http://www.chasingadventure.ca/
Sherman: Sherman is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and official greeter of Shooting Point Oyster Company located in Bayford, Virginia.
Aside from being an avid boating enthusiast, Sherman spends his days greeting kayakers and watermen, swimming the inlets of the Chesapeake Bay and hunting crabs. He knows he’s living the good life on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.
Follow Sherman at http://casualtravelist.com/
Jake: Jake is an expert packer, and believes in the power of packing light. His favorite travel essential is the packing cube, and won’t allow his owner Sue to access the bag if she uses anything else.
He loves getting to know people from different cultures. He believes that some of the best ways to start a conversation is over a meal, and enjoys taking part in virtual global dinner parties where everyone brings a dish and the stories that go with it.
He enjoys tasting cuisine from around the globe, and is always hungry for more food travel.
Follow Jake at https://www.foodtravelist.com/
Lucy: Introducing Lucy from Poland! Lucy runs a blog about travelling with your dog all around Europe.
She was adopted from a shelter in 2013 and since then has been an inseparable travel companion to her owners Aleksandra and Michal.
She wins friends easily and has a large network of pals all over Europe – all she has to do is flash her sexiest dog smile.
Follow Lucy at http://urlopnaetacie.pl/
Patito: Patito (Spanish: little duck) has lived all over the world, and is on a mission to break the world record for most countries visited by a duck.
He is the best pet owner Anna had ever had, and enjoys taking walks in each new city to hang out with local ducks at the lake.
He travels mainly by car, and is incredibly well behaved. Despite having a travel box he prefers to sit on Anna’s lap in the front seat and eat bread.
Follow Patito at http://annaeverywhere.com/
Zoe: Zoe is a 10 year old Weimaraner, which many people don’t know is a German hunting breed.
She has travelled all throughout North America, from Florida to Alaska and everywhere in between. She has slept in more cities than most people have visited in their entire lifetime.
She likes foods and naps, though dislikes thunder and lightning. She absolutely abhors people who refuse to pet her. Some humans might call her a bit of a Prima Donna, but she is a pure bred and is entitled to look down her snout at whomever she pleases. That being said, she is also a humble dog. She is not above licking her own hindquarters.
Follow Zoe at http://www.theconstantrambler.com/
Ted the Bear: Introducing the devilishly handsome, yet rugged and incredibly manly, Teddy The Bear.
He is sporting this years après-ski couture and channelling a blue steal model pose. Although content to watch the world go by from his perch on the bay window of his human’s country retreat, Ted loves nothing more than a trip to Europe where he can indulge his love of French cheese and fine Italian wines.
Follow Ted at http://wanderlusters.com/
Henry and Charlie
Henry and Charlie: Henry and Charlie are the furry children of Katherine and Romeo Belarmino, the traveling pair behind the blog Travel the World. Henry is a Yorkshire Terrier, age 12, and Charlie is a Maltese, age 11. While they don’t always get to travel with their parents, they do tag along whenever a destination permits.
Henry and Charlie live in California and have traveled extensively through California, Oregon, and Arizona. The furthest destination they have visited in the United States is New York, which was also their first airplane trip.
Henry and Charlie even traveled internationally when they visited Vancouver and Victoria Island. Henry and Charlie are proud to have been featured by Travel + Leisure in their Adorable Pet Travel Photos
Follow Henry and Charlie at http://www.katherinebelarmino.com/
Jax: Jax has been traveling since he was a pup as a result of having a mom who refuses to stay in one place. He has been to around fifteen states in the US, has traveled to a handful of countries, and in two weeks, is about to embark on a move to his third country, Germany.
His favorite things include: hiking in the forest, brand new bones, snow, cucumbers, and road trips.
His least favorite things include being put in cargo during a long flight, when his mom makes him wear his Pittsburgh Steelers jersey, rain, his reflector vest, and escalators.
Follow Jax at http://www.meganstarr.com/
Louie: Louie is a mountain-dog! He doesn’t like beaches too much unless they are filled with birds he can chase around, but he does enjoy an occasional float in his canoe.
He spends his free time exploring hiking trails and climbing the biggest rocks and logs he can find. At just a little under one-year old he hasn’t made it out of the country yet, but he has big plans to see Canada and Alaska next summer!”
Follow Louie at http://www.tuneupandtravel.com/
Sophi: Sophi is a beautiful Beagle who has been traveling and hiking with owner Elaine for more than 14 years now.
Her favorite destination is the Colorado Rockies, and she is pictured above at the summit of her favorite hikes in Aspen.
Follow Sophi at http://carpetravel.com/
Iggy and Dudley
Iggy and Dudley: Iggy and Dudley are the perfect pets for a traveler; Iggy is a French bulldog, and Dudley is an English bulldog.
Both of these guys love going on road trips, and especially love hitting up the mountains in Canada’s Banff National Park. While Dudley tends to stick to the trails, Iggy has been known to go for swim in the lake, or even chase deer down a snow-covered mountain!
Their favorite international holiday is Christmas.
Follow Iggy and Dudley at http://www.globeguide.ca/
Snuffy: Poor Snuffy has been left to live it up with his aunty in Australia, but the Bender’s get regular updates on him and strive to visit once a year.
His favourite thing to do is eat sand that is flicked up by your feet while walking on the beach. He has travelled extensively though Western Australia, before Bender kids Mia and Caius stole his spot in the car.
Follow Snuffy at http://travelwithbender.com/
Stuart and Samantha
Stuart and Samantha: Ginger Samantha and Tabby Stuart are best friends, though have very different travelling styles.
Samantha is a true nomad and big game hunter who loves nothing better than prowling her house and moving from room to room to sleep.
Stuart is more a resort-type guy who loves to kick back and settle into his favourite chair for the day. What they both agree on is the dinner buffet – lamb morsels in gravy beat dry food any day!
Their tip: if you think that your cat will be nervous with traveling, you can look for best cat carrier for nervous cats.
Follow Stuart and Samantha at http://frugalfirstclasstravel.com/
Buddy: Buddy is an enthusiastic little traveler who has been on countless plane rides and road trips.
Buddy enjoys exploring new locations and charming the locals (ok, flirting with the ladies). Always up for an adventure, Buddy is known to jump into luggage in not-so-subtle stowaway attempts.
Follow Buddy at http://thetravelsisters.com/
Piper: Piper is a German Short Haired Pointer, Husky and Australian Shepherd mix who has the heart and soul of a real outdoor adventurer.
She loves hiking mountains, chasing bunnies, frolicking in the snow, exploring waterfalls and playing hide and seek in flower fields. Though she’s not the strongest swimmer, she prefers to be anywhere that has lots of dirt or comfy grass to walk around and lay in for the occasional belly rub. The perfect travel companion for the outdoor lover!
Follow Piper at http://mytanfeet.com/
Romeo Darling: Romeo Darling lives up to his romantic name and is conveniently carry-on sized.
While his preference is Chihuahuas, he’s got a habit of even making the human ladies “ooo” and “aww” without lifting a paw. And though he’s ten years old, this traveling pooch is still hot enough to make snouts turn as he prances the streets of his current home base in Costa Rica.
Follow Romeo at http://www.travelmother.com/
Axle: Axle is chocolate miniature dachshund, and he was born to ride.
This handsome little feller has been roadtripping with Howard and Jerry from Backroad Planet for as long as he can remember. In fact, Howard found him in the cab of a pickup truck at a gas station down the road.
It makes no difference whether he is zipped inside Jerry’s jacket on a Harley ride or hanging his head out the window of Howard’s Mountaineer, Axle’s favorite words are always, “You wanna go?”
Follow Axle at http://backroadplanet.com/
Kobe: Kobe is a Hairless Chinese Crested who is always in the nude, and absolutely loves moving. Any moving; running, walking, chasing lights on the ground, car rides, ATV rides, you name it, he loves to move.
His owners Lina and David can’t make it out of the house without him beating them to the car. They are currently trying to figure out how they can fit him in their backpacks for the next few years of travel.
Follow Kobe at www.divergenttravelers.com
Oliver: Oliver is one very romantic dog who loves long walks on the beach and cuddling in front of the fireplace. His travel interests include rolling in rotten kelp, hiding in the tent, and rental property redecoration.
He loves riding in the car, snuggling in hotel rooms, and sampling culinary delicacies, preferably decomposing ones. As a Human Society adoptee, he never hesitates to demonstrate his family loyalty, as evidence by his willingness to defend his owners from such predators as goats and squirrels.
Dash: Dash was a rat terrier pup with a love for traveling on bike tours. Before he was tragically taken in a recent car accident, his next big trip was to be a bike tour from Alaska to Argentina with owner Nancy.
He loved riding in his basket strapped to his owners rear rack, and could jump into the basket upon command.
Taz: Taz is a baby Beagle who contributes to the award winning travel blog Curb Free with Cory Lee.
He not only loves traveling, but he will also write blog posts for Cory if he begs. And even better, he looks sexy doing it.
Follow Taz at http://www.curbfreewithcorylee.com/
Penny: Penny is the most adorable and curious chocolate lab you’ll ever meet.
She loves to travel and visit new places more than most humans do. From digging at snowshoe crabs on the beaches of Florida to splashing through the creeks of the Kentucky forests, this little fur ball has never lost her curious puppy attitude and excitement. She’s the living proof that we’re only as young as we feel!
Follow Penny at www.fromshorestoskylines.com
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