I learn so much from Dog Jaunt’s readers. A case in point: Reader Maria sent me a note last fall, telling me that she had just moved to Doha, Qatar from Colorado with Farrah, her 2.5 year-old Chihuahua, and would I like to hear how it went? I enthusiastically assured her I would, and here’s what she told me.
Choosing flights and prep work
Maria and Farrah flew on United from Denver to Dulles, from Dulles to Dubai, and then on to … Read more
Time for another mighty Chloe’s Clicks — mighty overdue, in fact, which wouldn’t normally be a big problem except that the first link is a lovely collection of suggestions from Have Dog Blog Will Travel for…dog-friendly spring breaks. However, there is absolutely nothing stopping you and your dog from taking another vacation in the San Francisco Bay area, Southern California, Colorado, Utah, or Wisconsin. The Go Pet Friendly Winnebago has left Austin — and while it rolled along the Natchez Trace … Read more
This post was inspired by an article in the November 2011 issue of Vanity Fair, entitled “Americana Resorts: Revisiting America’s historic grand hotels.” They’re pricey — oh, heavens, yes — but they’re fabulous, and many of them open their doors to pets (generally small ones, but The Point, The Broadmoor and the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa have no weight maximums, and The Grove Park Inn and The Stanley Hotel welcome fairly big dogs). Here’s the list:
The Point (Saranac Lake, … Read more
Two weeks ago, the news was about Maryland’s Dining Out Growth Act of 2011, which would let Maryland restaurants welcome patrons accompanied by dogs to outdoor dining areas. It looks very much as though the Maryland General Assembly has approved the measure, clearing the way for Maryland restaurant owners to join their Florida, California and Minnesota colleagues. This week’s news, per krqe.com, is that New Mexico may add itself to the list. Which state will be next?
Here’s a dog-friendly restaurant … Read more
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
We were in Denver this past weekend for the second-ever BlogPaws, a pet bloggers conference. The conference was held at the Grand Hyatt, a hotel that normally does not welcome pets, but did for the conference attendees. While the Grand Hyatt was a pleasant venue (and a rumor circulated that it might become pet-friendly in the near future), I decided to stay instead at a hotel that welcomes dogs with open arms — and thanks to a deal from Jetsetter, … Read more
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 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
Lots of links to tell you about this week! Let’s start with Travel with Whippets, coming from an RV somewhere in the U.S., which posted a very positive review of the very dog-friendly Four Paws Kingdom Campground in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, NC. Good news: “You don’t even have to own an RV to camp here; they also rent little dog-friendly cottages or parked RVs, complete with fenced, gated front porches … Read more
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