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
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
Lordy mercy. The oldest piece in this collection is from April 6, so this post is really a round-up of the best dog travel links from the past month. I have some excellent reasons for the delay, and even some excuses, but I’ll skip all of that and go straight to the good stuff.
Here is that oldest link, which turns out to be a good, thorough review by the bloggers behind According to Gus of the Solvit HoundAbout dog stroller. … Read more
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
This week’s Chloe’s Clicks is late (we were on a plane yesterday!) but packed with good stuff. Here goes:
Photo by Kevin Utting, www.flickr.com/photos/tallkev/
Why not lead off with the most controversial topic? Go Pet Friendly posted a two-part article this week summarizing and responding to a wealth of comments people wrote about dog-friendly restaurants (or, more accurately, restaurants that allow dogs to join their owners on patios and at outside seating). The comments, as always, ran the gamut from … Read more
A couple of weeks ago, I gave you a link to a Peter Greenberg Worldwide video about borrowing a dog when you’re traveling, if you can’t bring your own with you. This week, the author of Adventure: Your Travel Blog mentioned borrowing the Chateau Lake Louise’s resident Lab (named Sonny) for a walk during a recent visit to the Canadian Rockies.
From Canada’s Vancouver Island, Doggy Bytes‘ Jim McBean wrote a delightful guest post for GoPetFriendly about the off-leash dog park at Victoria’s … 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
I just got my copy of the August 2009 Sunset Magazine, and was delighted to see that it includes a great article listing “Our 10 favorite dog-friendly spots for canine quality time.” Some I already knew about — we live near Orcas Island, and used to live near Carmel, CA — but even in those two locations, Sunset found a couple of beaches and a resort that we need to try. The other locations are Denver, Coronado, Los Angeles, Tucson, … Read more