We were going to do something in the Caribbean or Central America, but we've decided to go a different route. Now we're looking at East Coast Beach, either VA or NC. If we do those, my MIL & husband suggested bringing Hudson with. I'm hesitant to do it just because I don't want him crated in a strange place while we're out doing....things & I'm concerned that we'll have lots of things we'll want to do that aren't dog friendly and he'll spend most of the time locked up. If we don't take him, we will either take him to my parent's for the week or have someone come out to the house and watch him, the cat, etc. Have you vacationed with your dogs? How did it work out? Would you do it again? Any tips/suggestions?