Category dog-friendly travel destination
With my dog Victor at my side, I got my first exposure to the sport of sheep dog herding at the Kingston, Sheep Dog Trials Festival August 10 to 12, 2018.
As some point, the dog must maneuver its crew through two gates and back eventually herding the sheep, with the help of the handler, into a gated pen.
4 Paws Kingdom is like the Disneyland for dogs; and every loved high-energy mutt needs to get there at least once in their lives. Or become regulars, as some RV-lifestyle loving people are. Some living nearby even park their rigs all season and make this a weekend escape.
“You’d love Asheville, North Carolina,” several people told me. “It’s really dog friendly,” internet reviews said. How true both statements turned out to be. On a dog-focused road trip south from Canada to North Carolina, somewhere in West Virginia I realized I missed calculated our journey – I was short a booked night’s stay. We […]
Wine, books and pets … these are a few of my favourite things. Basically, they are my favourite things and all three come together at Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar in Asheville, North Carolina. Books and champagne, in glasses with dog silhouettes on them. And dogs (on leashes, of course) wandering through four […]
West Virginia … ‘wild and wonderful,’ it says on the license plates. It should read ‘wild and weaving down the interstate,’ because there’s some crazy driving in this state. Turn down a winding country road and the drivers’ feet remain lead; if you’re not taking turns on two wheels, you’re holding up traffic. Day two […]
Weekend with the dogs. Best idea ever. Only thing is, I don’t have a cottage. So, I’m renting at Woodhaven Country Lodge in Ontario, Canada. The minute I arrive, owner Michael walks me through the door and says, “Don’t worry about them jumping on the couch and bed,” pointing to my dogs. “I don’t care […]
I survived BlogPaws 2018! My favourite thing about writing a dog travel blog is dogs … and of course travel and what better way to combine everything than travel to a blogging event full of dogs (and cats, and rats and … that’s about it). BlogPaws is a pet bloggers conference for those blogging, tweeting, […]
Liberty Station and NTC Park If you’re pup isn’t bothered by the sound of low flying jet planes – about every five minutes – then Liberty Station is a great place in San Diego to run the dog. One advantage of San Diego is the airport is minutes from downtown, hotels and the marina. One […]
Strangely, I’m a bit obsessed with Panda Express. Each time I road trip to the U.S., I have to go through the Panda Express drive-thru and anything other than deep fry makes me excited – especially veggie and rice. Drive-thru is a travelling with the dog mainstay especially in non-patio weather. So that’s how I […]
That’s why Victor loved Fort Wellington National Historic Site in Prescott, Ontario, Canada.
I’m not saying Fort Wellington stinks, just the opposite: it’s an ideal stretch and learn stop along the Toronto to Ottawa journey, about 10 minutes from the TransCanada highway.