I don’t know Eileen Barish, but I want her life: the dates of her books listed on Amazon indicate that she spent a number of years writing dog travel books (the Doin’ series), then changed direction and started a series of guidebooks about lodging in various European countries’ monasteries (punctuated, a couple of years ago, with a book about “luxury resort and destination spas” in the U.S.). How fun!
This post talks about her Doin’ series (the titles are in the … Read more
In an earlier post, Dog Jaunt praised the eleven books in the Dog Lover’s Companion series of dog-centric travel guides. I was happy today to come across a twelfth — the newly-published The Dog Lover’s Companion to Seattle (May 2009). It turns out to be a subset of The Dog Lover’s Companion to the Pacific Northwest (May 2009), so if you already own the Pacific Northwest guidebook, there’s no need to buy the Seattle guidebook as well — unless, like … Read more
I own seven of the eleven Dog Lover’s Companion guides published by Avalon Travel, and it’s only a matter of time and travel before I own the remaining four. To date, they cover the following regions: Boston, California, Chicago, Florida, Los Angeles, New England, NYC, the Pacific Northwest, Philadelphia, San Francisco and the Bay Area, and Washington D.C.
The books are marvelous — thorough, useful, and well-written. I especially appreciate the detailed reviews of local dog parks and parks that tolerate … Read more
There are ten of these guidebooks currently available new on Amazon, covering the following areas: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, NYC, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. There is also an additional volume called City Dog: Hotels & Resorts for You and Your Dog.
So far, I only own the one for NYC (2005 edition), and I used it fairly heavily during a recent visit to friends in Greenwich Village. The things I liked most about it were its … Read more