This post is distilled from a bunch of wonderful comments that Dog Jaunt readers left as entries in a recent giveaway — you can find them there, of course, but I feared they’d get lost as the memory of the giveaway dims. So here they are, clumped geographically for your convenience:
Albany, CA: “We are regulars at Albany Bulb just north of Berkeley — there’s amazing ever-changing art and at one point you’re surrounded by water on three sides, it’s … Read more
Several Dog Jaunt readers have sent me marvelous reports about their travels, and I’m determined to catch up and post them all. Taking a LIFO approach (and that is the entirety of what I remember from my Accounting class), I bring you today reader Dolce’s notes from her recent Cape Cod vacation with Maia, her Yorkie mix:
We stayed for the first night in Cambridge, at the Meridien. We paid a $150 security deposit but no additional charge for … Read more
This week’s collection of links is largely about destinations — check out these tempting posts from the Take Paws team about Austin, TX and Prescott, AZ (yes, tempting, though I have to say that Austin is bone-headed for not allowing pet dogs on its public transit); from petswelcome.com about Victoria, B.C.; and from K.S. Brooks and Pish, guest-posting on Have Dog Blog Will Travel, about dog-friendly Arkansas.
The Kimpton Crawl team wrote rapturous posts about the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA … Read more
Photo by chelmsfordblue
There are few things nicer in life than going punting with a sweetheart or a small group of friends. You’re on the water among ducks and swans, someone’s brought a picnic, and since you’re all beginners, there will be lots of laughter. You’re also surrounded by glorious views, and a happy sense that generations of university folk have done exactly the same thing, with the same enjoyment. (In the high season, the rivers get crowded — … Read more
The Kimpton Hotel Group has 54 properties in 16 states, and they’re all pet-friendly. We’ve stayed in a handful, in Boston, Seattle and Portland, and each has been a delight. They’re typically small- to medium-sized boutique hotels, each with a distinctive decor and an excellent attitude towards pets.
For starters, Kimpton hotels don’t charge a fee or require a deposit for visiting pets, and there is no limit on how much your pet can weigh. Each member hotel puts together its own … Read more