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Posts tagged ‘national park’

Arizona’s Saguaro National Park with a dog: Workable and gorgeous

Left to my own devices, I would have skipped Tucson’s Saguaro National Park. “Saguaros,” I would have said to myself, “I’ve seen ’em” — and I have, on the drive from Phoenix to Sedona, and lovely they are. Also, I would have added, with Chloe along a national park will be largely off limits. How wrong I would have been! And how lucky I am, in so many ways, that illustrator Chandler O’Leary was guiding the Good Ship Dodge-Chrysler Minivan across the  … Read more

Mount Rainier with a small dog: Fun despite stringent National Park Service limitations

The sad fact is that national parks are, typically, not dog-friendly (national forests and state parks are a much better bet). Mount Rainier, the biggest landmark of all in the Puget Sound area, is a good example: You can bring a dog to Mount Rainier, but she must be on a 6-ft. leash and she cannot go on any trails, into any “wilderness or off-trail areas,” into any buildings, or onto snow. Looking at it from the other direction, she  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: This week’s best dog travel links

This has been an outstanding couple of weeks for dog travel links. Leading the pack is the Take Paws team, which wrote a bunch of great posts, but I want to highlight their post about U.S. national parks (so often not terribly dog-friendly) and national forests (overlooked, but beautiful and more welcoming to dogs) and their post about visiting several dog-friendly Russian River wineries.

Sticking with the West Coast, check out this post from Young Hollywood listing eight dog-friendly places to  … Read more

Travel book review: Traveling with Your Pet — The AAA PetBook

I just bought the 11th edition (2009) of this guidebook, published annually, and I’m thrilled to death. What a great book! It won’t keep you awake at night with a cliffhanger ending, but it’s densely-packed with really useful information. The bulk of it is a list of pet-friendly AAA-approved hotels across the U.S. (and Canada too). Some are in major metropolitan areas, and those are interesting but not crucial (it’s easy, after all, to do an online search for pet-friendly  … Read more