For vacations, travel, etc? I just realized that the longest I've been away from Jackson was 6 nights one time. I had to fly out to CO to help my uncle after he had surgery. It felt like FAR too long. I am very lucky that I have my dad, I always leave him at his house -- he has a fenced in yard, two other dogs, plus my step-mom helps a lot. I just feel the most comfortable with him over there plus it's like his second home. I would never board him, so if I didn't have my dad, I guess I'd have to settle for my mom who isn't a dog person but at the very least he'd get the basics like taken out a few times a day and fed, lol. I would probably be more willing to travel more often and farther distances if I didn't have him. To be honest I think *I* have separation anxiety -- haha.