At the top of my list of two-week vacation ideas is a road trip down the Hudson River, starting much farther north, in Québec City and Montréal, then dawdling from Saratoga Springs to New York City. The foreseeable future doesn’t include two free weeks, however, so I’m channeling my energies into planning and researching. … Read the rest
This week’s photo follows on the heels of my friend Edie Jarolim’s post about fire hydrants in her past (with a bonus hydrant photo from our mutual friends Amy & Rod Burkert). It was taken in 2005, “outside the fire station in Montreal West,” and it charms my socks off.… Read the rest
I’ll start with the most time-critical link: Inspired by the legendary Burning Man event, held every year in Nevada, a Santa Cruz resident known for planning dog events is holding the first-ever Burning Dog Festival near Big Sur, CA. The event will include dog-friendly hikes and agility classes, sightseeing trips, numerous outdoor eating opportunities (including a luau!),… Read the rest
Bringing a dog to Hawaii is not easy, but if you’re up for negotiating the quarantine rules (or, of course, if you’re a local dog-owner), take a look at this Star Bulletin article about dog-friendly Oahu.
Our friends at Petswelcome.com… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest