We got to bring these pups home with us for the holidays, and a few of you reached out with questions about traveling with pets. Honest truth: it's not bad, but two vs. one is a game changer. A few words of advice...

  • Research Airlines– We love Alaska Airline, so when traveling with the pups, we are exclusive to Alaska. The pet fee is reasonable, and the service is exceptional– in fact, once you're seated, a flight attendant will bring you a note with your pet's name confirming they're safely on board too. It's all in the details. 
  • Map Your Route– While flights to Alaska are long, when traveling with the pups, we always try to keep our total travel time to a minimum. When possible stick to direct flights.
  • Plan Ahead– You'll need a health certificate, so make sure to schedule a vet visit a day or two ahead of travel. Depending on your vet, this certificates should be valid for 10-30days. Depending on your pet and travel destination, your vet may recommend additional vaccines/medication. 
  • Burn Energy– Before heading to the airport, (when possible) play catch or go for a run. 
  • Supply Comfort– We do our best to make the pups kennels comfortable. If all goes well, hopefully they sleep the whole flight, but regardless we make sure they each have a sleeping pad and favorite toy for comfort. 
  • Finally, brace yourself for the heartache... – While our pups have traveled a lot, I've never met a dog who actually liked flying. Long story short, they get super excited when they see our suitcases and realize they're coming with us. The excitement continues when we reach the airport and they have a hundred new faces to greet! If they've gotten to burn some energy prior to arriving at the airport, check-in runs pretty smoothly. In general, all is good and well, until the kennel door opens and they realize they'll be separated from us. This is the hardest part and always tears me up a little, but in our experience, they're so excited to arrive at our destination, that it makes the whole journey worthwhile! 

One last word of advice, don't make your pets fly for just a few days. We never bring our pups along for weekend getaways, thats when we hire a sitter. We only consider bringing them along, when travel arrangements extend beyond 7-10 days. In our experience, this gives them enough to to adapt to new surroundings and take a break before making the journey back. Bottom line, know your pet, consult your vet, and if possible start them early. Both of our dogs started flying when they were puppies, and they usually get 2-4 flights with us a year. 

Hope this helps all you fur momma's out there, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Also, don't forget to follow along in Instagram stories- Camp Grandma & Grandpa is their favorite!



'Tis the season for sequins and cozy knits alike. I purchased this skirt a few years ago, so I did my bets to link similar pieces below. I don't get to wear this look often, but I love the statement it makes in all white– would also look great with an oversized sweater, like this one

Bottom line, make it simple, but significant, and have fun this holiday season!



Everything about this look makes me think of a sleepover. From the piped pajama shirt down to the bow tied joggers, and quilted heels– there's something feminine, flirty, and cozy about the way this outfit comes together!

I've linked to the most similar items below, and have no fear, you can definitely rock the pajama blouse!


Just booked a weekend in California & I can't wait to get back! I think we always knew we'd end up back in Chicago, so our time in California was always viewed as time of adventure & we made the most of it (more on what this means this week).

While we were tied to work Monday to Friday, weekends were for exploring, & these beaches marked our favorite getaway! Just a couple hours from Silicon Valley, nestled along some of California's iconic coastlines, it was the perfect escape & the pups loved beach life. 

It was a somewhat wild time, we were care-free, our only goal was to see as much as we could in the the time that we had– always somewhere new to explore, hike, relax, or dine. 

We haven't decided exactly where we'll head once we land, but we have tickets, transportation, and Google Maps, the rest we'll figure out as we go ;)

Cardigan c/o Vineyard Vines