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Woof Woof Stays in a 5-Bed Airbnb in Miami

Woof Woof was recently in Miami for the Kidscreen children’s television conference. I decided to save money and experience a little bit of local Miami culture by getting an Airbnb. The hotel room at the conference would have cost over $300 per night.

For just over $100 per night on sale (individual Airbnbs offer seasonal sales), I found an Airbnb that had 5 beds in 1500 sq. feet converted warehouse for Woof Woof to explore. I figured if he wasn’t allowed at the conference, I would give him an entertaining space.

He chose the bed closest to the floor for naps. He loved the shaggy pillow on the  curvy couch that sat twelve people. For playtime, he was a fan of the sloped beanbag bed in the living room. Perfect play hill! When I threw his toy to him, he’d run around my head and squeak the toy before running back to the wood floors. 

The letter blocks didn’t seem to interest him. The half mannequins didn’t amuse him either. Some were the bottom half and others were the top half. He loved sitting next to me on the couch in front of the kitchen table.

He never played on the platform bunk bed. It didn’t seem like the safest place for a 15-pound mini schnauzer. I think he has great jumping skills, but I don’t want to test them from 8 to 10 feet above ground.

The neighborhood was filled with coffee shops with huge patios. Not one coffeeshop in the Wynnwood area rejected Woof Woof. He could pretty much go wherever he pleased.

Oddly, when you’re in the midst of a hectic conference, a studio with a leopard print fridge provides a bit of a campy yet peaceful break. Plus, it has a giant doggie playpen. I guarantee the cleaners who are used to hosting whole rock bands were pleased to see just one woman and a dog walking out.

We’d definitely recommend it for any pet or human. 🙂

Happy travels!

 

Memorial Day Weekly Dog Travel Deals

Every week I look for travel deals that are cheap and great for dogs. For instance, I always pick airlines and hotel chains that I have personal flown or stayed at with Woof Woof.

Spirit Airlines versus Frontier Airlines on Pet Fees

Both Spirit and Frontier Airlines offer ridiculously cheap flights when on sale that can make up for pet fees. Spirit Airlines’ charges $110 per flight, while Frontier charges $75. $75 is the lowest fee charged by an airline in the United States that I’ve heard of. However, Spirit allows dogs up to 40 pounds that fit in their stated carrier dimensions. Woof Woof is only 15 pounds, but he’s tall. Thus, he even enjoys the roomier under-seat area.

Spirit Airlines Sales

Book by 11:59 PM EDT on May 23rd to get fares as low as $26 one way with membership in their $9 Fare club and $56 without. The sale is good for select dates in May, June and September. The $9 fare club helps you save money quickly and costs $59 to join. But that doesn’t you’ll ever get a $9 fare. But on a deal like the above, you’d make back the savings in one trip. They also offer the Discount Den for $59 for families. One kid under 15 flies free with each Discount Den member purchase. Spirit is a discount airline with a tremendous regional presence on the East coast. However, it does have destination on the West coast, in the middle of the country and as far away as South America.

Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines’ has a sale running through 1159pm tonight. Depending on the destination your flight could be in as little as in 3 days or towards the end of summer. Always, remember to mention that there is a dog traveling with you immediately, so you confirm space. EVen if you miss the sale, they always offer the Discount Den for $59 annually. Not only does it give you exclusive offers to sales, but you get the easiest companion offer to qualify for. One kid under 15 flies free with each Discount Den member purchase. I’m on their mailing list, and they send me a new sale offer every week.

Air Portugal 

Woof woof and I are both fans of Air Portugal. The flight attendant introduced to the captain. We paid a small fee to be upgraded to roomier seats on the way there, but they gave us the bulkhead where his carrier wasn’t confined to the under-seat area. Sales are flexible and on going. Through this link, you can plug in the city you are traveling from in Europe, North America, and South America to find the best deal for you. Pet fees aren’t cheap at $185 for an intercontinental flight. But that’s cheaper than larger carriers charge such Delta. And you’ll more than make up for the pet fee with cheaper fares and free food and wine on board. We only paid $377 per human for New York to Rome roundtrip.

Hotwire Year Round Memorial Day Sale

I love the Hotwire mystery hotel Hot Rate deals. You can get four star hotels for 2 star prices. Basically, hotels are discounting a portion of their inventory and only revealing that they did it when you book. These deals are always cheap, but they are even cheaper when there is a sale going on. Use code GETAWAY10 to get 10 percent off already low Hot Rate deals anywhere in the world. Just sure you set parameters that you only want pet friendly hotels. I also only pick hotels with high customer ratings and limit the search to neighborhoods that are close to near we need to be in each city.

Happy travels! Come back every week for a selection of canine welcoming travel options for cheap.

 

 

 

 

 

Get The Details on Hotwire’s Latest Hotel Sale

The year Woof Woof and I spent traveling couldn’t have been done without the help of Hotwire Hot Rate hotel deals. Hot Rate hotels are hotels where you get a discount for not knowing the name before you’re booking. But you are given important details such as star rating, whether the hotel is pet friendly and customer ratings.

We often got rooms at Sheratons for the price of Motel 6 rooms. What could be better than that? From May 22nd to May 24th, get an extra 10 percent off Hot Rate Deals anywhere in the world with the code GETAWAY10. So the 4-star Helsinki Finland hotel that we paid $65 a night before the $35 pet fee, would have been under $60 before the pet fee was charged at the hotel.

Happy travels. 🙂

Check Out My Latest Post on Nerd Wallet on Pet Vacations

When you decide to go to a new locale, you want to know cool stuff your dog can do with you. My favorite activity in the whole piece was a theme park called Dinosaur World. There’s nothing more exciting for your canine friend than bone exhibits. Check it out.