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
This is another fine contribution by my friend Chandler, who recently spent an extended weekend in Victoria, B.C. (here are her sketches from the Butchart Gardens — which are, by the way, leashed-pet-friendly, all except for the fireworks show). She found this sign “just across the Blue Bridge,” and it’s…well, it’s very British:
What a superbly neutral word “deposits” is.
The sign itself doesn’t include an image, but there’s one just above it, of a strangely misshapen dog, straining horribly — … Read more
Usually, the subtitle for a Chloe’s Clicks is “this week’s best dog travel links,” but let’s be honest — that “week” gets awfully long sometimes. Sometimes it turns into something that looks a lot like a month, in fact. So I looked Chloe in the eye (which she hates, you know, because she’s a polite dog) and asked, why not turn the Clicks into the backbone of something even better? Why not make them part of a regular newsletter instead? … Read more
This week it’s nearly entirely about places to go with your dog, with two exceptions: The first is a useful post from Wildfowl Magazine about traveling with hunting dogs. Given how hard they work, and how wet they get, hunting dogs have special needs that I know nothing about. I appreciate the practical details, and the view into a different world of dog travel.
The second is a welcome announcement from Edie Jarolim, of Will My Dog Hate Me?, that she … Read more
I relaxed a little too much this weekend, and failed to write my Chloe’s Clicks post yesterday. Never mind — here it is, and it’s a good one.
We begin with a terrific series of posts that Edie Jarolim, blogging at Will My Dog Hate Me?, wrote about her recent flight from Tucson to San Diego (and back, of course) with her dog Frankie. Edie is a wonderful writer, and she handles her issues (anxiety over Frankie) and Frankie’s issues (diabetes, … Read more
Actually, I’ve got two scoop law signs for you from our recent trip to Vancouver, B.C. The first is from a city park in downtown Vancouver, and although it gets around the problem of depicting dog poop too realistically, I think it goes too far in the other direction:
Also, please note how the dog's owner is making no move whatever to pick up the poop. Or the ball. Or whatever that object is. (And yes, I agree — just … Read more
As I mentioned last week, Chloe and I stayed at L’Hermitage Hotel on our recent trip to Vancouver, B.C. We could have stayed at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, located just across the street from the conference we were attending — how easy it would have been, and the views! Dear heaven, the views! Another blogger attending the same conference tweeted her delight at gazing over Coal Harbour from her vast and luxurious tub, and I’ll freely admit that I coveted.
However, … Read more
I arrived in Vancouver too late to go to the Saturday sessions of the travel bloggers’ conference I’d driven north for, so I dropped off our gear and Chloe and I headed out on foot. We were staying in the center of town, at the dog-friendly L’Hermitage Hotel, so we could have found interesting walks in almost any direction, but I chose to walk south on Richards to the George Wainborn Park (leashed dogs okay), then turned right and walked … Read more