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New, air-side pet relief area at San Diego Airport (SAN)

Thanks to reader Eliot, I learned today that San Diego has added another pet relief area to its line-up, and this one is on the air side of security! Although the room is small, and the area to pee on even smaller (see the picture, below), that’s huge news. It takes about an hour, when all goes smoothly, to exit an airport SAN’s size, find the land-side pet relief area, convince your dog that the place and time are right,  … Read more

Reader’s report: Flying on Frontier with Nico, SoCal dog beaches, and the San Diego airport pet relief area

You’ve met Nico the Rat Terrier before, back in October 2011, when I posted a picture of her at the Snoqualmie Falls, just east of Seattle. Reader Lenox continues to travel with her, and her latest report is about a trip from Denver to San Diego on Frontier Airlines. I’m particularly grateful to Lenox because we never fly on Frontier, and because she included a photo of the pet relief area at the San Diego airport — when I wrote  … Read more

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

Another small but choice collection of links this week (well, month, but who’s counting?) — starting with a hoot of a link from reader Chelsea, who rightly thought that I’d be enchanted by an article from the Austrian Times about a hotel offering city dogs “training courses in country life,” including “how to use a chairlift and how to avoid trouble with cows.”

Speaking of hazards, The Bark posted a useful article about the risks to dogs of foxtail grasses, and  … Read more

Readers’ tips for in-town stuff to do with your dog

This post is distilled from a bunch of wonderful comments that Dog Jaunt readers left as entries in a recent giveaway — you can find them there, of course, but I feared they’d get lost as the memory of the giveaway dims. So here they are, clumped geographically for your convenience:

West Coast

Albany, CA: “We are regulars at Albany Bulb just north of Berkeley — there’s amazing ever-changing art and at one point you’re surrounded by water on three sides, it’s  … Read more

There is Nothing Like a Dame: America’s grandest hotels, and their pet policies

This post was inspired by an article in the November 2011 issue of Vanity Fair, entitled “Americana Resorts: Revisiting America’s historic grand hotels.” They’re pricey — oh, heavens, yes — but they’re fabulous, and many of them open their doors to pets (generally small ones, but The Point, The Broadmoor and the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa have no weight maximums, and The Grove Park Inn and The Stanley Hotel welcome fairly big dogs). Here’s the list:

The Point (Saranac Lake,  … Read more

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

This week’s collection of dog travel links includes last week’s collection — there weren’t enough for a post last weekend, but now there are several good things to tell you about, starting with some fine Halloween photos from the Black Dog Bar on Cedar Key, Florida. (I once spent a really wonderful Christmas on Cedar Key, a tiny island on Florida’s Gulf Coast — we stayed at the Harbour Master Suites, which are not dog-friendly, but here’s a list from  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: Dog travel links we liked this week

The first link I gathered this past week, courtesy of @pettravelcom, was an article from The Philadelphia Inquirer about how the author connected with Italians on a recent visit by photographing their dogs. It really speaks to me — we added Chloe to our lives because we wanted pet company on our travels, but I’ve since learned that traveling with her is a wonderful way to meet people, and to meet them at their unguarded best.

The links that followed were  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: Dog travel links we liked this week

This week led off with a bunch of lists. Huffington Post published a list of dog-friendly restaurants and hotels in Los Angeles; Sunset Magazine published a list of ten dog-friendly vacation ideas in the western United States (including Tucson, the San Juan Islands, Coronado Island, the Oregon coast, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Los Angeles, and a Walla Walla winery); and Yak & Natter reported on their visit to four of Britain’s ten best dog-friendly beaches.

In other news, Sign On San Diego published an  … Read more

Dog-friendly hotels on Coronado Island, CA

Gorgeous — but not pet-friendly (photo by Fovea Centralis)

When my husband told me he’d be going to a conference this fall at the beautiful and historic Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, CA (just across the bay from San Diego), I rushed to the phone to make reservations. Late October in San Diego? Sign me up!

I must have called “The Del” before, because I wasn’t actually surprised to learn that the conference location is not pet-friendly. I was surprised, however,  … Read more

Dog jaunt: San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter

This is a guest post from Edie Jarolim, the blogger behind Will My Dog Hate Me? and the author of several travel guides and one dog book, called Am I Boring My Dog? And 99 Other Things Your Dog Wishes You Knew. She recently visited San Diego with her dog Frankie, and when she told me she’d been to a dog-friendly restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter called Cafe Chloe, I asked her to tell me all about it.

Everyone tends to think  … Read more