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Seine river boat tours: Paris bateaux-mouches with a dog

Photo by BatoBus

Just over a month ago, I wrote a post about the things we plan to do with Chloe in Paris when we take her there this fall, and I mentioned that a classic first trip to Paris includes a trip on a “bateau-mouche,” one of the river boats that let you view the city from the Seine. I breezily included a river boat ride in the list of things you could easily do with a dog, but  … Read more

Rent a French canal boat, and bring your dog along for the ride

Photo by fran.west

So you saw my review of Narrow Dog to Carcassonne, you’ve read the book, and now you want to spend a week or two (or longer!) cruising along the canals of France, or perhaps elsewhere in Europe. You can, absolutely, and you can bring your dog with you. I contacted five of the better-known companies that rent canal boats in France/Europe, and all of them allow you to travel with your dog on board. There may be  … Read more

Photo Friday: A dog jaunt on Stockholm’s historic tram

This week’s photo was taken almost three years ago from Stockholm’s Strandvägen, an elegant waterfront street stretching from Nybroplan to the English Church and the embassy quarter. What a gorgeous boat! No wonder the dog on deck is keeping a watchful eye on the photographer.

Walk along Strandvägen, or take the historic tram (No. 7 Djurgården line) to Djurgården, the island home of a wonderful collection of museums, parks and historic buildings. Pet dogs are allowed on Stockholm’s buses, trains and  … Read more

New Dog Jaunt guide: Chart of international airlines’ policies for in-cabin pets

I’m pleased to announce that Dog Jaunt’s “Guides” section now includes a chart setting out the highlights of the major international airlines’ policies for in-cabin pets. I’ve also added it to Dog Jaunt’s sister site, called Pet Carrier Reviews (which has been accumulating more crate and carrier reviews to look at!).

Things that caught my attention: Several of the airlines allow in-cabin pets to travel in slightly larger carriers than U.S. airlines generally do: Air Canada, Air France, Asiana, KLM and  … Read more

Orient-Express: No dogs allowed

I saw Murder on the Orient Express at an impressionable age, I guess — ever since, the Orient-Express train from London to Venice has seemed the acme of luxury to me. Someday I’ll go, but it won’t be with Chloe. The Orient-Express‘s extremely courteous Luxury Travel Manager tells me that dogs are not allowed on any of the Orient-Express trains (there are four in Europe and one each in Peru and Southeast Asia), or on either of their cruises (France  … Read more

Traveling by London public transit with a dog

Photo by Salim Virji

Getting to London with a small dog isn’t easy (though the PETS scheme has certainly made it easier), but once you’re there, you’ll be able to take your dog on all forms of public transit. The types of transit included under Transport for London‘s umbrella include the Underground (“tube”), buses, the Docklands Light Railway (“DLR”), river boats, the tram, and the London Overground rail system.

Dogs, either on leashes or in a carrier, are allowed on the  … Read more

Traveling by Paris public transit with a small dog

Photo by Rous

The Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) runs Paris’s Métro, buses and the commuter-rail RER (Réseau Express Régional) lines. It also runs Paris’s tramway (connecting the 13th, 14th, and 15th arrondissements and the southeast suburbs) and the Montmartre funicular. The RATP’s policy regarding traveling with a pet is as follows (translated below):

“Les animaux ne sont autorisés sur les réseaux de transport en commun que dans les cas suivants:

Les animaux de petite taille, convenablement enfermés dans des sacs  … Read more