Long Beach was the second airport pet relief area I wrote about. In early 2009, a month after we brought Chloe home from her San Diego-area breeder, we flew back down to California — but this time to Long Beach. Here’s what I said back then:
While there is no official pet relief area at this adorable airport, it’s so small that you can rapidly exit and find a patch of greenery outside the baggage claim area. My favorite … Read more
Another February, another — and the last — TED conference in Long Beach, CA (next year, the conference is moving to Vancouver, B.C.). In past years, I’ve reported on staying with Chloe at the Hilton Long Beach, the Renaissance Long Beach, and the Hotel Maya, the last of which was, until this year, our favorite. I still yearned a bit for the Hotel Maya as I walked past it, but my favorite things about it (its evening lighting, and guacamole … Read more
After (naturally, after) the last time I visited the Queen Mary, a glorious Cunard ocean liner that sailed from 1936 to 1967 and is now permanently moored in Long Beach, CA, I found a site that provides the original deck plans for the various levels of the ship, along with plans of the ship as it’s now configured. I noticed that the Queen Mary’s dog kennel was located on the Sports Deck, just in front of the second funnel:
Original … Read more
Oh, it’s a mixed bag this week. I can point you to a totally charming story about dogs (and cats) cleverly using Russian and British public transit to visit favorite food sources — but I also have to tell you about an unpleasant incident on a London Midland train, where a passenger and her West Highland White Terrier were both bitten by “a small terrier” belonging to another passenger. Please note, by the way, that London Midland runs trains “throughout the … 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
Reader Karen and I conferred last year about a trip she was planning to take from Boston to Long Beach, via Jet Blue. Ella, her young Lhasa Apso (Ella weighs 13 lbs.), had never flown before, and Karen was understandably nervous. The trip finally happened just before Christmas, and here’s Karen’s report:
Preparing for travel
“We had the Large SturdiBag for over a year (since we intended to but never did travel last winter) and although I practiced putting her … Read more
Another February, another TED conference in Long Beach, California, and this time we stayed at the Hotel Maya. I should mention that we paid our own way at the Hotel Maya — I’ll always let you know when something I’m reviewing has been paid for by someone else. Located across the water from the convention center, the hotel isn’t the best choice for TED attendees (there is public transportation — the Passport C bus stops right in front of the … Read more
I’ve been reluctant to add video to Dog Jaunt, because I just don’t like video clips. When we visited Rosie’s Dog Beach, however, I changed my tune. There are times, I now realize, when video does such a good job of showing what a place is like that it would be silly not to use it. So here you have Dog Jaunt’s first-ever video — please let me know what you think!
Thank you to my excellent, wonderful husband for the … Read more
This week’s Clicks pick up where last week’s left off — this time, it’s Wine & Food Travel offering tips for pet-friendly fun in Napa Valley, CA. If you’re visiting sunny SoCal, check out the Lavender Inn in Ojai — it gets rave reviews on TripAdvisor, and this week added a post to its blog highlighting its pet-friendly rooms and amenities.
Heading east, we cross paths with the Take Paws team, which wrote an excellent post about visiting Yellowstone with their … Read more
February means the TED conference for us, so off we went again to Long Beach. Last year we stayed at the Hilton Long Beach, which was pleasant, but this year we opted to be a little closer to the convention center and stayed at the Renaissance Long Beach. It’s not a dazzler, but it was comfortable — and the staff could not have been kinder. I should mention that we paid our own way at the Renaissance — I’ll always … Read more