Tips for Taking Road Trips with Pets

Road Trips with PetsTaking road trips with pets can be stressful, especially if you’re planning on staying in hotels and stopping for meals regularly. With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to offer up some pet-friendly road trip tips.

First, prepare for the road trip in advance. If you’re bringing a dog or cat along with you, make sure you have a safe carrier that you can buckle in with a seatbelt. Experts suggest getting your dog used to the carrier and riding in the car in the weeks leading up by taking them on car rides around town.

Bring toys for dogs to chew on during the ride, and plan to stop every few hours so they can go to the bathroom and get a little exercise. Try not to leave your pet alone in the car in anything but mild weather, crack the window so they can get air, and don’t stay away for too long.

Finally, find hotels or other accommodations that allow pets. Websites like GoPetFriendly.com have helpful road trip planners so you don’t have to search too hard!

Nissan Micromobility Vehicles Debut at New York Auto Show

At the 2016 New York Auto International Show in late March, Nissan debuted its new micromobility concepts, a group of four small cars called Nissan New Mobility Concepts, which it used in a series of events at the show.

Nissan micromobility vehiclesThe Nissan micromobility vehicles are part of Nissan’s theme for the year: emphasizing the importance of micro vehicles to the future of transportation, especially in urban environments. The NNMCs are all-electric vehicles ranging from the size of small motorcycles to two-seater cars and are very small and lightweight, easily maintaining a charge while being driven around cities. They have a max speed of 25 mph, perfect for inner-city driving.

The NNMCs aren’t necessarily meant to be owned; in 2014, Nissan teamed up with the West Coast-based company Scoot, which provides electric vehicles for temporary use at $2 per half hour, and Nissan donated some NNMCs for this. Nissan says the NNMCs are useful for “last mile” transportation, as in getting someone to their destination after using public transport to go a certain distance.