I finally fell in love with Vancouver, B.C. in 2011, when Chloe and I came to town on our own for a travel bloggers’ conference. A born introvert, I skipped the beginning of the conference for a ferry ride to Granville Island and a long walk with Chloe along the seawall around False Creek. Three years later, we’re back in town, and our hotel is right across the street from the conference center — and the beginning of the seawall.
Here’s … Read more
San Francisco has such great dog parks. I’ve heard joyous reports about Crissy Field (leashed or voice control dog walking allowed “excluding the Wildlife Protection Area at the west end of Crissy field beach where leashes are required all year except from May 15 to July 1”); we loved the Bernal Heights dog park; and today we were struck dumb by Fort Funston.
Chloe on the dunes above the beach (seen over her right ear). She loves sand, and shortly … Read more
Before the memory dims too much, I want to tell you about our morning in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Designed by the same landscape architects responsible for Central Park, Prospect Park occupies a huge, 585-acre chunk of Brooklyn (Central Park, if you’re wondering, is 843 acres). When we went there, midmorning during the week, it was uncrowded and tranquil. Chloe, who loves Central Park, was in heaven here.
A view of (part of) the Long Meadow — a 5-minute walk from … Read more
I arrived in Vancouver too late to go to the Saturday sessions of the travel bloggers’ conference I’d driven north for, so I dropped off our gear and Chloe and I headed out on foot. We were staying in the center of town, at the dog-friendly L’Hermitage Hotel, so we could have found interesting walks in almost any direction, but I chose to walk south on Richards to the George Wainborn Park (leashed dogs okay), then turned right and walked … 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
Photo of McVay Rock park by OCVA
Here’s a link that should have been in yesterday’s Chloe’s Clicks: The Oregon Parks & Recreation Department’s post (“Let your dog sniff where lilies thrived“) about the new off-leash dog area at McVay Rock State Recreation Site, a park on the Oregon coast halfway between Brookings and the California border. I’m glad, now, that I forgot it, because it’s worth a post of its own. The OPRD makes it blessedly easy for dog … Read more
Someone reached Dog Jaunt via this query yesterday, and it’s question I’ll have, too, when I head off to NYC next week for the TBEX bloggers conference. Happily, it’s easily answered, because the Central Park Conservancy, in its wisdom, created Central Park PAWS, whose website is a key part of its mission to keep a dialogue going between the park and the many, many dog owners who love the park.
Look at the Park Guide page for all the details and … Read more
Minneapolis has five off-leash dog parks, but you can only use them if your dog has a special permit. Permits last for a year and cost $35 for the first dog and $25 for each additional dog; if you live outside Minneapolis (say, for example, in St. Paul), permits cost $60 for the first dog and $30 for each additional dog. Tourists can either run the risk of incurring a fine or seek alternatives.
One alternative is St. Paul’s off-leash dog … Read more
Chloe and friend at the Bernal Heights dog park
I had heard good things about the Bernal Heights dog park, but nothing could have prepared me for its outrageous, gorgeous views of the City by the Bay (this iPhone picture does not do it justice — from where I was standing when I took it, you can see the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge, then turn around and see the rest of the city).
Bernal Hill is a former … Read more
We spent a few days in Irvine with friends who are U.C. Irvine faculty members, and were spoiled rotten by the UCI faculty neighborhood dog park three blocks from their house. It was blissful — huge, grassy, equipped with ChuckIt throwers and a water fountain (also a picnic table) — but it was also just for UCI folks who have the magic UCI key.
Boy, did we miss it yesterday. We went to dog parks in Long Beach and Costa Mesa, … Read more