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Image of a wet ruddy-colored knee-high dog at the beachy edge of a lake with mist over it and pine trees on the far shore.

Nakoa in Tolmin, Slovenia (Joaness & Mike R)

Meet Nakoa, star of our pet travel photo of the month for November 2023, on his journey to Tolmin, Slovenia.

This photo was taken while Nakoa enjoyed his family’s trip to Tolmin, Slovenia. Tolmin is part of the Soča River Valley, which is known for its milky blue waters and deep scenic gorges.

While there, Nakoa and his family took a nice cold dip in the clear mountain water.

“We love that he is a part of our lives.”

Nakoa’s name means brave in Hawaiian. His family feels so lucky to have this trooper to follow along all of their PCS journeys from Maryland to Hawaii and now Germany!

He has been nicknamed the “gentle giant” and he is a major lap dog. He loves snuggling and playing with everyone that comes across his path.

Have you also traveled with your pet while in Europe? Submit your picture with “pet photo Europe” as the subject to contentteam@stripes.com. Include a brief description of your pet and where you traveled, and you may get featured in our next Pet Travel Photo of the Month, on our social media outlets or in one of our print publications. 

Image of a wet ruddy-colored knee-high dog at the beachy edge of a lake with mist over it and pine trees on the far shore.

Nakoa in Tolmin, Slovenia (Joaness & Mike R)

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Kat is a travel and lifestyle writer based in Kaiserslautern, Germany with a special interest in anything outdoorsy or ancient. She has a bachelor’s degree in geography from Penn State University and has been a travel writer for about 10 years. Currently, she is in the depths of dissertation research for an archaeology degree at the University of the Highlands and Islands. 

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