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Lummi Island’s Willows Inn: World-class dining, dog-friendly lodging options

I’d known for years that the Willows Inn, on a small island about two hours north of Seattle, is a destination for folks who love eating well, and then I learned that it allows pet dogs to join guests in two of its rooms. Sign me up, I thought — this’ll be an epic dog jaunt. Long story short: It is, but with a couple of caveats. Please note that we paid for our stay at the Willows Inn — I  … Read more

Tomales Bay, CA dog-friendly hotel and restaurant: Nick’s Cove

I was contacted by the folks at Nick’s Cove, asking if Chloe and I would like to visit and let Dog Jaunt readers know what we thought of the experience. I instantly said yes, but I felt a bit of a fraud, since Nick’s Cove has long been on my list of places to check out. Then again, it might have taken me awhile to get there: We have generous friends who live nearby, and chances are we would have continued to  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s best dog travel links

“This week” is a bit of a fiction, I know, given that the oldest link in here is dated January 25, but a more accurate headline wouldn’t be nearly so catchy. The link is certainly attention-grabbing: Australia turns out to be darned pet-unfriendly in many ways, but the Sunshine Coast Daily reports that the Sunshine Coast Council (representing a large urban area north of Brisbane) recently decided to let local café owners choose whether to allow dogs to join diners in  … Read more

Reader’s report: Flying on Frontier with Nico, SoCal dog beaches, and the San Diego airport pet relief area

You’ve met Nico the Rat Terrier before, back in October 2011, when I posted a picture of her at the Snoqualmie Falls, just east of Seattle. Reader Lenox continues to travel with her, and her latest report is about a trip from Denver to San Diego on Frontier Airlines. I’m particularly grateful to Lenox because we never fly on Frontier, and because she included a photo of the pet relief area at the San Diego airport — when I wrote  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s best dog travel links

The current Dog Jaunt giveaway (for a SturdiProducts Incognito tote) is still going strong, but it’s time to send some links your way. We start with a bouquet of articles about the business benefits of being pet-friendly: CBS Baltimore reports that downtown businesses in Frederick, MD have seen positive results from welcoming shoppers with dogs to their stores and restaurant patios (the title mentions “risks,” too, but no actual harm is cited); ditto for downtown L.A. (without any mention of  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s best dog travel links

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

Photo Friday: Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park

A couple of weeks ago, my dear friend Rosy visited Seattle and once again, I took her on a jaunt (last time she was here, I forced her to review a couple of Seattle food trucks for another post). This time, we went to the new-ish sculpture park on Seattle’s waterfront. I’d heard that it was lovely and dog-friendly, and now I can tell you from personal experience that it’s lovely! And dog-friendly! (We met, over the course of an  … Read more

Photo Friday: Emma at the beach in Maine

Reader Jane sent me this photo of her dog Emma at the ocean’s edge in Maine, about a month ago: “Emma made a beeline for the ocean waves when she realized the yard we were in headed down to the beach.” I love the dog’s-eye view, and I love how fearless Emma is:

Also, I should add that I thoroughly approve of the leash — small dogs and strong ocean waves/currents are not a good combination

I’d love to see how  … Read more

Dog jaunts: Dogs are welcome at many of Massachusetts’ Trustees of Reservations properties

From the ocean to the woods — last week, visiting my friend Deb, Chloe played on a beach at Woods Hole, MA, and took two long, beautiful walks in the woods. In this post, I want to tell you about the walks, and point you to a great resource for finding other places to visit with your dog.

The Trustees of Reservations manages over 100 properties across Massachusetts, and we visited two of them: Whitney and Thayer Woods (locally known as  … Read more

Photo Friday: Chloe and Cal at Woods Hole

Chloe and I have been driving around New England since last Friday (I’ll be telling you more about this trip in upcoming posts), and yesterday my friend Deb took us and Cal, her Border Collie, to Woods Hole, at the very beginning of Cape Cod. We found a tiny beach, in town, and let them play.

Cal and Chloe get along beautifully, but as you can tell from this photo, they’re complete opposites. Cal plunged into the water and demanded employment,  … Read more