Reader Jen kindly wrote to tell me about her Thanksgiving trip to Florida with Molly, her 5-lb. Papillon:
“We traveled around the state to visit family on both sides of the state. While we were in Sarasota, we stayed at Sara Sea on Siesta Key, a Tropical Beach Resorts property. They charge a $50 pet fee. They also have rules about where you can walk your dog around the property, but overall they were very dog-friendly. It was just … Read more
When we visited New York last summer, we took the advice of a friend and went to the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side. The museum brings to life, through a series of guided tours, the tenement at 97 Orchard Street. It was built in 1863 and, over the decades, housed immigrants from all over Europe. The tour we went on was called “The Moores: An Irish Family in America,” and it was fascinating. I was happy, therefore, to … Read more
Back in September, I wrote a post about which river tour boat companies in Paris allowed dogs on board — most of the ones I listed were bateaux-mouches, but one was the Batobus, which is the river equivalent of the hop-on, hop-off buses you see, minus the commentary. On a drizzly afternoon this week, we stepped aboard our first Batobus boat (far smaller than the bateaux-mouches, but with a clear top providing excellent views of the riverbanks), and spent the … Read more
East Lodge at Crathes Castle (a dog-friendly vacation rental)
Scotland has its own National Trust organization, and like its counterpart to the south, it protects and offers public access to dozens of homes, monuments, gardens and landscapes important to Scotland’s history and heritage. It also makes some of its properties available as vacation rentals.
Dogs are welcome to visit several of the Trust properties — click on “Visits” on the main page, then select “Dogs” under “Special features” to get a … Read more