Chloe and I had some experience with La Quinta and Drury hotels when we began our cross-country road trip (here’s my post about the La Quinta near O’Hare, and here’s one about the Drury Hotel near the Nashville airport), but we had a lot more when we ended, and it was all good.
The big road trip of February/March 2015, in pink Post-It notes
As you know from previous posts, we recently drove from Tampa to Seattle along the southern and western edges of … Read more
I’m playing favorites this week — because I can — and starting with a gem of a post from YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner.com about snowshoeing with a small dog — it’s the first in a promised series, and I’m eager to see the rest. Speaking of embracing the wintry outdoors, here’s a post from petswelcome.com about dog-friendly hiking trails in Canada, specifically, Grand Prairie (Alberta), Ottowa, Toronto, and Brandon and Carberry (Manitoba).
If, instead, your plan is to dodge the wintry and seek out … Read more
In the course of finding last week’s photo from Venice’s Carnevale, I also found this week’s photo — it’s from the 2009 Mystic Krewe of Barkus parade in New Orleans (the theme was “Battmut: The Bark Knight”).
Photo by katedubya
This year’s Barkus parade happened on February 27 (the theme? “A Broadway Tail”). More info and pictures can be found at the Barkus website. Mardi Gras itself is next Tuesday, March 8.
I’d love to see your pup, and hear what … Read more
This week we start with a new (to me) blog called DiningWithDogs.com, which posted a short review of the Ice Box Café in Miami Beach. Also in Florida? The Take Paws team — now, in fact, in Key West, but earlier this week they wrote a great post about their visit to St. Augustine, with lots of good suggestions and pictures. I simply cannot see enough pictures of Ty the Shar-Pei, who always looks concerned, but Buster the German Shepherd … Read more
Just over week ago, I wrote a guest post for my friend Helen Fazio’s blog (Travels with My Dog) reviewing many of Seattle’s food trucks — they’re fun to track down, the food at each has been delicious, and they’re a great choice for people with dogs. As I mentioned in the post, though, I missed two trucks: Where Ya At, offering “Creole soul food” (including po boys, muffalettas, and beignets) and Street Treats, offering a variety of desserts (including … Read more
What a fun bunch of links this week! First up: Two blogs I hadn’t seen before — Raoul’s Travels, featuring Raoul the pug (currently in Paris) and The Vagabond Adventures, featuring Lucie, Lachlan and Bow Wow (currently traveling across Africa for the charity Back to Africa).
Hiking is clearly on people’s minds, because three separate sites posted useful articles this week about hiking with your dog. Check out this interactive map of dog-friendly trails in North America, posted by Ruff Wear’s … Read more
Photo by David Paul Ohmer
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (“RTA” or “NORTA”) operates buses and streetcars in the cities of New Orleans and Kenner. The system was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina (flooding ruined dozens of vehicles, damaged tracks and other infrastructure, and made the RTA’s headquarters uninhabitable) but has been recovering. You will have to admire the RTA’s grit and determination from a distance, however, because only service dogs are allowed aboard its buses and streetcars. … Read more
Loews Hotels & Resorts has fifteen properties sprinkled around the U.S. and two in Canada (Montreal and Quebec City). You’ll spend some money (in the $200-500 range per night), but you’ll be happy — the properties get consistently good ratings on TripAdvisor. And your dog will be happy too, because all of the Loews properties are dog-friendly:
All pets receive their own gifts including a pet tag, bowl and a special treat to start their vacation. Owners receive a … Read more