This post was inspired by a chat with reader Jenna, who gave me breakfast just before she and Tara, her French Bulldog, left Paris for the Loire Valley. A tremendous researcher, she had created a Google map of all the dog-friendly Paris locations she’d learned about; and, separately, she’d made some notes from a post of mine about reader Christie’s experiences at several châteaux. Why not combine the two concepts, I thought, and create a map of Loire Valley châteaux … Read more
Posts tagged ‘Maine’
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
This collection of dog travel links is all about destinations, starting with — why not? — the San Francisco Bay Area. Reader Joan pointed me to Dining with Sophie, a site she found useful when she was visiting S.F. recently with her two dogs. Check out its listings of dog-friendly shops and “restaurants that have outdoor seating areas where pets are welcome.”
Dropping south, the Los Angeles Times posted a list of TripAdvisor‘s top-rated pet-friendly properties in the U.S., including B&Bs … Read more
Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway I announced last Monday for a fully-loaded Citizen Canine dog-walking hip pack! I loved your recommendations for dog-friendly restaurants, attractions and hotels — which I’ll list below, so they’re more easily found than in the comments on the giveaway post — and I loved your enthusiasm. Several of you entered the giveaway in every way possible, and many of you sent in three or four entries.
The winner, in fact, is one of … Read more
Jane is a long-time friend of Dog Jaunt — she won a giveaway last year, and Emma, her Norfolk Terrier, was featured in a Photo Friday earlier this year. This summer, the family vacationed in New Hampshire and Maine, and Jane sent pictures and a report, which begins in “the heart of the White Mountains,” in Jackson, NH:
We stayed at the Christmas Farm Inn and they were very dog friendly. Emma was not allowed in the main inn, but we … Read more
I relaxed a little too much this weekend, and failed to write my Chloe’s Clicks post yesterday. Never mind — here it is, and it’s a good one.
We begin with a terrific series of posts that Edie Jarolim, blogging at Will My Dog Hate Me?, wrote about her recent flight from Tucson to San Diego (and back, of course) with her dog Frankie. Edie is a wonderful writer, and she handles her issues (anxiety over Frankie) and Frankie’s issues (diabetes, … Read more
Reader Jane sent me this photo of her dog Emma at the ocean’s edge in Maine, about a month ago: “Emma made a beeline for the ocean waves when she realized the yard we were in headed down to the beach.” I love the dog’s-eye view, and I love how fearless Emma is:
I’d love to see how … Read more
I’m indebted to @Andrea_Arden, the source of the first two links in this week’s collection. She found an NY1 article about a new pet resort near Porland, Maine called The Inn by the Sea. It sounds enchanting — take note: “The best time for a dog lover to take a vacation at the resort is in October when the beach is no longer off limits. And get this, before they drain it, the pool literally goes to the dogs for … Read more
For a change, I’ll go counter-clockwise around the U.S. this week, then head abroad. Let’s start with lovely Sanibel Island in Florida (still lovely, despite the adjectives-fail-me oil spill). Smart Poodle Publishing posted a fun article about renting a beach cottage on Sanibel — lots of pics, and a hearty recommendation for Beachview Cottages.
Heading west, Bukisa posted a short, helpful list of dog-friendly restaurants in Denver, CO. Keep going, and you end up in California: I learned this week, via … Read more
I’ll start with the most time-critical link: Inspired by the legendary Burning Man event, held every year in Nevada, a Santa Cruz resident known for planning dog events is holding the first-ever Burning Dog Festival near Big Sur, CA. The event will include dog-friendly hikes and agility classes, sightseeing trips, numerous outdoor eating opportunities (including a luau!), and live music. It will take place June 11-14 at a campground just south of Big Sur, and space is limited.
While you’re thinking … Read more