hello everyone! So I haven't been around for a long time, many apologies for that but life has been pretty hectic the last year or so. As some of you may remember I gave birth to my little girl last February so the last 11 months have been very busy! She's now coming up to almost a year old and I can't believe I haven't been on the forum for that long! So many new faces and information to try and catch up on. I come back with a question if you all don't mind. I want to try travelling abroad sometime this summer for a holiday. My husband and I have done package holidays in the past, most before we had Penny. The last one was our honeymoon two years ago and my parents looked after her whilst we were away. Now, however, we don't have that option as my sister is living at home with my niece and my parents have two dogs of their own so it would just be far too much chaos for them to take on looking after Penny for a week too. Also she triggers my mums asthma quite badly so I feel like it's not really fair to even ask because of that. I've been looking at something along the lines of doing a eurocamp type of holiday to France. Probably northern France since it reduces driving time with a dog and now an almost toddler in the car. I've been looking at the pet passport scheme and that looks fine - Penny will just need the rabies vax as everything else is all up to date so I have no worries about that. My main concern and question is about the travelling. The car travel I'm ok with as she will just go to sleep and we will plan for a stop every couple of hours anyway because of our little girl. I'm worried about the ferry crossing mostly as I found some information on the eurocamp website that said for short crossing dogs have to stay in the car and for longer ones they have to go into a kennel on the ferry. I don't know why but I sort of assumed they could just be on the actual ferry with you. I really don't like the idea of leaving her in either situation. Does anyone have experience of travelling like this with their dogs? It made me think that perhaps we should look at taking the Euro tunnel instead because at least then it's just driving and we will all still be together. I've travelled to France many times with my family as a child but never with a dog and we have always taken a ferry because we towed a caravan. We always did the longer crossings - average about 6 hours. I'm looking for advice and experiences really before I make a decision whether or not this is the sort of holiday we can do. (Last year we booked a chalet in Cornwall with the dog so didn't have any issues!) Thanks everyone!