Copenhagen kindly provides an official tourist site for the city, called VisitCopenhagen — so valuable for those of us who struggle with Danish. Its section on public transport sketches out the options: A-buses, colored red & yellow, operate around the clock, and are supplemented during part of the day by the blue & yellow S-buses (which have fewer stops); the metro currently has two lines (a third is being constructed), and is, among other things, a splendid way to reach the city from the … Read more
Posts tagged ‘cruise’
Last July, I wrote a post about a company offering dog-friendly river cruises in Europe. Reader Jenna had brought the cruises to my attention, and last fall she and Tara, her French Bulldog, went on one. I met Jenna and Tara in person in October 2013, when they hosted me and Chloe for breakfast in Paris — which was just as elegant as it sounds. Jenna writes a wonderful Facebook page about their travels, and kindly agreed to contribute this post to Dog Jaunt.
The fact is, it’s hard to find dog-friendly sailing/cruising opportunities, unless you own your own boat or can talk your way onto a friend’s boat. They exist, don’t despair (never despair!), but they’re rare. I list several in Bone Voyage, my book about dog travel — and isn’t it time you bought yourself a copy? — but this week I learned from reader Jenna that the German company 1AVista Reisen offers four different river cruises focusing on travelers with pet dogs (though guests … Read more
My grandfather, an otherwise elegant man, was a devoted fan of sightseeing buses. He acknowledged their faults, but insisted that there is no better way to get an overview of a new city, its history, and its main attractions. In time, I learned to agree. A bus, moreover, is a great alternative for tourists on soggy days, or as a break when you’ve walked your feet into stumps. Here’s the problem, though: While some hop-on, hop-off bus companies allow you to board … Read more
Reader Jen kindly wrote to tell me about her Thanksgiving trip to Florida with Molly, her 5-lb. Papillon:
“We traveled around the state to visit family on both sides of the state. While we were in Sarasota, we stayed at Sara Sea on Siesta Key, a Tropical Beach Resorts property. They charge a $50 pet fee. They also have rules about where you can walk your dog around the property, but overall they were very dog-friendly. It was just … Read more
Reader Marci sent me an e-mail this week, letting me know about a dog-friendly cruise she took in Punta Gorda, FL (located across the harbor from Port Charlotte; about an hour’s drive south of Sarasota). Here’s what she told me:
“The Calusa Queen is a tour boat that leaves from Burnt Store Marina and tours various places in the Charlotte Harbour. On Thursday, Layla and I, along with my parents and some out of town family took the Calusa … Read more
The happiest news I saw this week was news of a bill currently before the Maryland General Assembly that would allow Maryland restaurants to serve food on outdoor patios to patrons with dogs. No word yet on the results of Tuesday’s hearing; if the bill succeeds, it would take effect in October 2011.
Another link that made me happy was Creative Loafing‘s report about a dog-friendly sunset cruise on the Shell Key Shuttle (departing from St. Pete Beach, FL and visiting … Read more
So you saw my review of Narrow Dog to Carcassonne, you’ve read the book, and now you want to spend a week or two (or longer!) cruising along the canals of France, or perhaps elsewhere in Europe. You can, absolutely, and you can bring your dog with you. I contacted five of the better-known companies that rent canal boats in France/Europe, and all of them allow you to travel with your dog on board. There may be … Read more
I’m happy to report that this week a favorite blogger posted an article about a favorite city. Travelling Pets is a Canadian couple traveling in Europe with their Miniature Schnauzer — I love their posts, and I love Stockholm, so an article from them about dog-friendly Stockholm gets my vote.
I write a lot about flying with small dogs, but you can get your dog to Europe on a cruise ship if you’re willing to hock the house and book a … Read more
I saw Murder on the Orient Express at an impressionable age, I guess — ever since, the Orient-Express train from London to Venice has seemed the acme of luxury to me. Someday I’ll go, but it won’t be with Chloe. The Orient-Express‘s extremely courteous Luxury Travel Manager tells me that dogs are not allowed on any of the Orient-Express trains (there are four in Europe and one each in Peru and Southeast Asia), or on either of their cruises (France … Read more