Chloe and I had some experience with La Quinta and Drury hotels when we began our cross-country road trip (here’s my post about the La Quinta near O’Hare, and here’s one about the Drury Hotel near the Nashville airport), but we had a lot more when we ended, and it was all good.
The big road trip of February/March 2015, in pink Post-It notes
As you know from previous posts, we recently drove from Tampa to Seattle along the southern and western edges of the … Read more
Left to my own devices, I would have skipped Tucson’s Saguaro National Park. “Saguaros,” I would have said to myself, “I’ve seen ’em” — and I have, on the drive from Phoenix to Sedona, and lovely they are. Also, I would have added, with Chloe along a national park will be largely off limits. How wrong I would have been! And how lucky I am, in so many ways, that illustrator Chandler O’Leary was guiding the Good Ship Dodge-Chrysler Minivan across the … Read more
This week’s collection of dog travel links is a nicely-balanced blend of adventure and caution. On the adventure side, check out youdidwhatwithyourwiener‘s what-the-hell-why-not post about buying a dog trailer and taking it and the dogs for an inaugural bike ride from Mukilteo (just north of Seattle) to Langley (on the east side of Whidbey Island). The trip sounds like a total hoot — Langley was delightfully dog-friendly, and the dog trailer was a brilliant idea, and you have to read … Read more
Lordy mercy. The oldest piece in this collection is from April 6, so this post is really a round-up of the best dog travel links from the past month. I have some excellent reasons for the delay, and even some excuses, but I’ll skip all of that and go straight to the good stuff.
Here is that oldest link, which turns out to be a good, thorough review by the bloggers behind According to Gus of the Solvit HoundAbout dog stroller. … Read more
The caption on Flickr for this photo is “the grand canyon: unimpressed dog,” which is perfect. It was taken just over a year ago. The official website for the Grand Canyon National Park has a page devoted to visiting dogs: Pet dogs are hardly allowed at all on the North Rim, and on the South Rim, dogs are allowed only above the rim and must be leashed. There is a kennel on the South Rim, to give pet owners the … Read more
This week’s first link makes me happy — it’s a standing ovation from Small and Chic in Cville for the very dog-friendly Hotel Palomar (a Kimpton hotel) in Atlanta, GA. Author Jeannine reveled in the doggie swag and pampering (as did Baxter the dog) and her pictures are fun.
Across the country, a Chandler, AZ restaurant is fighting to stay dog-friendly. Iguana Mack’s has allowed leashed dogs to keep their owners company on its patio for the past eight years — … Read more
This week’s first link asks “Which of Montana’s cities is most dog-friendly?” and describes dog-friendly places and businesses in Missoula, Bozeman, Helena, Great Falls, Flathead Valley, and Billings. And the answer is? Missoula appears to be the leader, but there are excellent options for dogs and their people in all of these cities.
A new (to me) blog called How Sam Sees It has just started a feature called “Pet Friendly Arizona!” Check out Sam the Golden Retriever’s suggestions for fun … 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
I don’t know Eileen Barish, but I want her life: the dates of her books listed on Amazon indicate that she spent a number of years writing dog travel books (the Doin’ series), then changed direction and started a series of guidebooks about lodging in various European countries’ monasteries (punctuated, a couple of years ago, with a book about “luxury resort and destination spas” in the U.S.). How fun!
This post talks about her Doin’ series (the titles are in the … Read more