I finally fell in love with Vancouver, B.C. in 2011, when Chloe and I came to town on our own for a travel bloggers’ conference. A born introvert, I skipped the beginning of the conference for a ferry ride to Granville Island and a long walk with Chloe along the seawall around False Creek. Three years later, we’re back in town, and our hotel is right across the street from the conference center — and the beginning of the seawall.
Here’s … Read more
I’ve been reluctant to add video to Dog Jaunt, because I just don’t like video clips. When we visited Rosie’s Dog Beach, however, I changed my tune. There are times, I now realize, when video does such a good job of showing what a place is like that it would be silly not to use it. So here you have Dog Jaunt’s first-ever video — please let me know what you think!
Thank you to my excellent, wonderful husband for the … Read more
Photo of McVay Rock park by OCVA
Here’s a link that should have been in yesterday’s Chloe’s Clicks: The Oregon Parks & Recreation Department’s post (“Let your dog sniff where lilies thrived“) about the new off-leash dog area at McVay Rock State Recreation Site, a park on the Oregon coast halfway between Brookings and the California border. I’m glad, now, that I forgot it, because it’s worth a post of its own. The OPRD makes it blessedly easy for … Read more
Lots of links to tell you about this week! Let’s start with Travel with Whippets, coming from an RV somewhere in the U.S., which posted a very positive review of the very dog-friendly Four Paws Kingdom Campground in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, NC. Good news: “You don’t even have to own an RV to camp here; they also rent little dog-friendly cottages or parked RVs, complete with fenced, gated front porches … Read more
This week’s Chloe’s Clicks starts with a link that knocked me out. It would never have crossed my mind to ask the Vatican Museum if Chloe could join us in a visit, but intrepid traveler Helen Fazio did just that — and was given permission to see the museum and Sistine Chapel with her Shih Tzu Raja. As Helen says, never be afraid to ask!
A world away from the Vatican, Christina Erb wrote a post for Outside.online about an exciting … Read more
Minneapolis has five off-leash dog parks, but you can only use them if your dog has a special permit. Permits last for a year and cost $35 for the first dog and $25 for each additional dog; if you live outside Minneapolis (say, for example, in St. Paul), permits cost $60 for the first dog and $30 for each additional dog. Tourists can either run the risk of incurring a fine or seek alternatives.
One alternative is St. Paul’s off-leash dog … Read more
There’s something for everyone in this week’s Chloe’s Clicks! Let’s start with dog-friendly dining. ZooToo posted a cheerful report about an increase in the number of communities that allow restaurants to welcome dogs to outdoor patios (including Newport, RI and Panama Beach City, FL). Across the country, downtown Santa Cruz business owners are considering a repeal of the current dog ban, in an effort to reap the same benefits that downtown Carmel and Los Gatos merchants are enjoying. The vote … Read more
Chloe and friend at the Bernal Heights dog park
I had heard good things about the Bernal Heights dog park, but nothing could have prepared me for its outrageous, gorgeous views of the City by the Bay (this iPhone picture does not do it justice — from where I was standing when I took it, you can see the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge, then turn around and see the rest of the city).
Bernal Hill is a … Read more
Dog Jaunt recently gave away three great Outward Hound pet carriers in giveaways that asked entrants to tell me about their favorite dog-friendly place. I loved the winners’ recommendations, but I also loved the suggestions that other entrants posted. It would be a shame to let them go to waste, so here are the ones that grabbed me, in no order at all:
“Cesar Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina [Berkeley, CA] has got to be the best dog park ever. … Read more
We spent a few days in Irvine with friends who are U.C. Irvine faculty members, and were spoiled rotten by the UCI faculty neighborhood dog park three blocks from their house. It was blissful — huge, grassy, equipped with ChuckIt throwers and a water fountain (also a picnic table) — but it was also just for UCI folks who have the magic UCI key.
Boy, did we miss it yesterday. We went to dog parks in Long Beach and Costa Mesa, … Read more