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Autumn Holiday with Kid & Dog

Hello. I'm looking for any good ideas where I can go on holidays in the fall with my 8year old daughter and my 3 year old Bichon. Last year we drove down to Sardinia, found a wonderful house on the beach and had the time of our lives. As I do not believe in getting lucky twice I would like to try somewhere else this year. Any suggestions?
the dog, loves to run free and loves the ocean (and the beach)
My daugter is also a beach lover but not good in cold water (nor am I).
I've never flown with the dog but would take it well into consideration if you can recommend it and an airline.
Thanks and can't wait to see what kind of responses I get.
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Re: Autumn Holiday with Kid & Dog

Can your bichon fly in the cabin, or must he fly cargo? (Cabin is usually restricted to under 8kg, including travel crate)

I've flown my dogs around the world many times - but I would not consider flying them cargo for a vacation - only for a long-ish term move. Flying is too stressful for the dog to do it for a short visit, IMO.

That said, you can drive all over Europe.

Can't make any specific recommendations, as I don't have children, and my old guy can no longer leave Switzerland - so I'll leave that up to others.

Hope you find somewhere nice.
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Re: Autumn Holiday with Kid & Dog

How about driving down to Croatia ?
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Re: Autumn Holiday with Kid & Dog

If you liked Sardinia, why not Corsica this year? It's gorgeous.
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Re: Autumn Holiday with Kid & Dog

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How about driving down to Croatia ?

Details? i.e. recommendations etc
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Re: Autumn Holiday with Kid & Dog

Thanks for the suggestions but I would love loads of details:
How did you transport the dog, where did you stay. Was everything dog friendly etc etc
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Re: Autumn Holiday with Kid & Dog

How about canoeing in the Ardeche in France. Or similar, boat/barge trips on the canals in France. In the southern part of France so it will not be too cold in autumn.
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Re: Autumn Holiday with Kid & Dog

Go back to Sardinia. It's perfect.

Alternatively, there are many vineyards in the Piedmont region which provide board and lodgings in exchange for help with the harvest. I know a chap near Alba who has a vineyard and many Swiss families pop down for a weekend, week or even month to lend a hand, work the land, learn about wine / harvesting and get fresh air and exercise. The kids love it and the memories are slightly richer than buckets and spades.
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Re: Autumn Holiday with Kid & Dog

South of France: Camargue, Provence, Cevennes.. If that sounds interresting to you, -> PM, I could give you quite some good tips for that region.
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