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Posts tagged ‘Boulder’

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

Let’s be honest. I started collecting these links on September 2, so this is really an entire month’s collection. By now it’s old news that TripAdvisor posted a list of its ten most pet-friendly hotels in the U.S. — the algorithm is a little sketchy (“accommodations which have four or more circles out of five on TripAdvisor, and feature the greatest number of TripAdvisor traveler comments describing them as pet- or dog-friendly”), but I loved learning about The Paw House  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: Dog travel links we liked this week

There were too few dog travel links last week to merit an entire Chloe’s Clicks post, so that means that this week’s post will be longer than usual. Let’s start with a handful of good news, bad news posts. The good news includes three posts about dog-friendly cities in the U.S. Two of them, a post from the wonderful ohmidog! and another from the Los Angeles Times, are about Provincetown, on Cape Cod (declared America’s dog-friendliest city last week by  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: Dog travel links we liked this week

My recent posts about our trip last week to Boulder and Denver prompted a blogging friend who lives outside Boulder, CO to add a couple of comments revealing how un-friendly to dogs Boulder really is. I had learned for myself that few Boulder hotels welcome dogs, but Deborah (who writes the great blog Boulder Dog) told me about inadequate local dog parks, and a bizarre no-dogs-allowed policy on Boulder’s famous Pearl Street pedestrian mall. I was in a receptive mood,  … Read more

Dog jaunt: A Tajik tea house and a creekside walk in Boulder, CO

Corner of the Dushanbe tea house

We were in Boulder last week, and the friend we were visiting suggested that we check out the Boulder Dushanbe Tea House for lunch. In the late 1980s, the city of Dushanbe in Tajikistan celebrated its new ties with Boulder by presenting Boulder with a tea house created by dozens of Tajik artisans — the result is an oasis of roses and grapevines and tile in the middle of downtown Boulder. Every inch  … Read more

Photo Friday (and a dog jaunt): Boulder’s Chautauqua Park

This week’s picture was taken in the Centennial Garden behind the Dining Hall at Boulder’s Chautauqua. The Colorado Chautauqua opened on July 4, 1898 as part of the national Chautauqua Movement (a “chautauqua” being a place where people gathered to be entertained and educated — at the height of the movement, in the first decade of the 20th century, thousands of communities across the country hosted chautauquas). Though it’s well-preserved enough to be declared a National Historic Landmark, Boulder’s chautauqua  … Read more

Boulder, CO dog-friendly hotel: Quality Inn & Suites Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek Quality Inn

I approached the task of finding a dog-friendly hotel in Boulder with a light heart — Boulder has a reputation for being dog-friendly, so I thought I’d be spoilt for choices. I was wrong. I looked through the (short) list of options, picked the one that looked most appealing, and crossed my fingers. I should mention that we paid our own way at the hotel we ended up in — I’ll always let you know  … Read more

Traveling by Denver public transit with a small dog

Photo by DenverDwellings

Denver’s Regional Transportation District (“RTD”) offers bus and light-rail service in and around Colorado’s capital city. The system covers eight counties, and stretches between Boulder and Nederland in the west, Longmont in the north, Highlands Ranch in the south, and Aurora in the east. RTD also has a fleet of airport shuttles (“skyRide” buses) that carry passengers between the airport and Denver and surrounding communities, including Boulder.

Although RTD has a really admirable website, it took some  … Read more

Traveling by car-share (Zipcar etc.) with a dog

Zipcar operates a membership-based car-sharing service in over fifty cities in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Though the company makes mistakes (hello? pulled out of L.A.??), the car-sharing concept is terrific. Zipcar originally banned pets from its cars, but its current pet policy is sensible:

We understand that Fido and Tigger need to go to the vet on occasion. Pets are only allowed into Zipcars in locked pet carriers and members are responsible for the removal of any residual  … Read more