Earlier this month I posted a picture on Dog Jaunt’s Facebook page of a colleague of my husband’s carrying Winston, her Boston Terrier, on her shoulders after he’d signaled that he’d had enough of that particular day hike, thank you very much. Reader Tracy added a comment recommending the “Tough Traveler dog perch backpack,” and I spotted an opportunity: I’d heard about the Dog Perch, and I suspect I could get one sent to me for evaluation, but you’d be better off hearing … Read more
Posts tagged ‘hiking’
I’d known for years that the Willows Inn, on a small island about two hours north of Seattle, is a destination for folks who love eating well, and then I learned that it allows pet dogs to join guests in two of its rooms. Sign me up, I thought — this’ll be an epic dog jaunt. Long story short: It is, but with a couple of caveats. Please note that we paid for our stay at the Willows Inn — I … Read more
I was contacted by the folks at Nick’s Cove, asking if Chloe and I would like to visit and let Dog Jaunt readers know what we thought of the experience. I instantly said yes, but I felt a bit of a fraud, since Nick’s Cove has long been on my list of places to check out. Then again, it might have taken me awhile to get there: We have generous friends who live nearby, and chances are we would have continued to … Read more
Reader Gail also has a Cavalier (a lovely year-old ruby named Bella), and she sent me pictures and a report from a mid-July visit to Grand Marais, a lakeside village and artist’s community in northeastern Minnesota.
“Grand Marais is about 5 hours from our house,” Gail told me, “and one of my favorite places. It is on the shore of Lake Superior, has many lovely hiking trails in the surrounding area and it is very dog friendly! Dogs are allowed in many of … Read more
It’s a short but tasty Chloe’s Clicks this time — appropriate as we head into Thanksgiving (here at Dog Jaunt world HQ, Thanksgiving is a week-long event). We start with food, and specifically a post from Dog Gone Seattle about Sully’s Snowgoose Saloon, in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle. We’ve been to Norm’s, a dog-friendly pub in the Fremont neighborhood, but we haven’t yet been to Sully’s — and that clearly has to change.
And then we turn to walking, … Read more
“Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!” It’s Chloe’s Clicks — on a Tuesday! Being a week and a half late with the dog travel links probably doesn’t qualify as a disaster of biblical proportions, but I surely do like the quote.
In the last bunch of links, I praised Yakima’s new “Wine Doggies” site, designed to help visitors with dogs — this week I’m pleased to report that the Isle of Wight has just published a guide (“Pawprint”) … Read more
This episode of Chloe’s Clicks is long overdue, but I think that just makes it tastier, like giving the lemons more time to infuse the grain alcohol. The oldest link is from Huffington Post, and points you to five dog-friendly hiking trails in and around Los Angeles. Also from Huff Post? A post about three dog-friendly hotels in Portland, OR — I’d add to the list the Heathman Hotel, our favorite, and the funky Ace Hotel.
In the Bay Area, the … 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
This week’s collection starts with a link from Santos L Halper about the logistics of traveling with a crated dog from Vancouver, B.C. to Paris. I love the details, and I love knowing (from an e-mail I received) that Santos the whippet is now investigating Paris’s parks. An early report: “Carousel de Louvre has been the best for a runner like me. Parc des Buttes Chaumont was a bust (too hilly). Hope to get to the Bois de Vincennes soon.”
Speaking … Read more
Matching my cheerful mood here on a beautiful, perfect fall day in Paris, all of the dog travel links I have for you this week are fun and inspiring. Consider the following fall getaways for you and your pup:
A stroll through Atlanta’s Winn Park, brought to you by Diane and Cosmo of To Dog with Love;
A dog-friendly hike in Oregon’s McKenzie River Valley (trail blazed by Pippin the Golden Retriever, and his human Kyla Merwin Cheney, posting on Travel Oregon … Read more