Category dog-friendly travel destination

dog at canadian national park

CONTEST #4! Glamping Goes to the Dogs: 7 Canadian National Parks with Pet-friendly Accommodations

Camping with the dog – seems like a logical fit. Who else in the family minds less sleeping on the ground, wandering stinky forest trails and peeing outside than your pup? My dog Victor and I are giving it try in a few weeks – stay tuned for the results. That’s right, after years of […]

German Shepard at Dog Bowl 2019 Frankenmuth, Michigan

Happy Hunds: Dog Bowl 2019, A Frankenmuth, Michigan Tradition

We went to Dog Bowl! Dubbed ‘the dog Olympics,’ the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl in Michigan might be the most interactive pet festival yet. With 25 different events to enter, the 13th annual Dog Bowl in Michigan is more about pup participation than many dog festivals. And not just because it’s a marathon to experience. Tie […]

dog at GreenUP park in Peterborough, Ontario

Happy Trails; Happy Tails – Dog Travels to Peterborough, Ontario

Much to my surprise, Peterborough, Ontario is dog-friendly. Why I’m surprised, I’m not sure. When you have the Trent-Severn Waterway and lock system running through your city, you have a lot of trails and walkways. Dogs love trails, especially my energetic pup, even if his ACL is still healing. To the waterfront we go, but […]

Part IV: Mackinac Island, Michigan – Pet-friendly Fort Mackinac, the Final Stop

“We love pets here,” Dominick Miller, Marketing Manager of Mackinac State Historic Park says regarding Fort Mackinac. “Once someone brought a guinea pig with them, which was a little odd, but mostly we get dogs here.” There’s two places you must see when visiting Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan: The Historic State Park and Fort […]

Part III: Mackinac Island, Michigan – Dog-friendly Mission Point and PoochPants (review)

Tonight, I’m sitting in the elegant Chianti Restaurant in Mission Point Resort eating grilled salmon with artichokes and wild rice while, yes, drinking Chianti. And, thanks to PoochPants, I can. Let me explain. I’m spending a few perfect fall days on Mackinac Island in Michigan at the dog-friendly Mission Point Resort with of course my […]

Part II: Mackinac Island, Michigan – Dog-friendly Horse-drawn Experience

If you haven’t ridden through tree-lined paths and along slopped streets in a horse-drawn carriage, then my dog Victor has one on you. Yes, horse-drawn carriage is the primary method of transportation on Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan where cars can’t go but many, many people do, especially in the summer. Many people and their […]

Part I: Mackinac Island, Michigan – Car-free Dog Paradise at Mission Point

“You can bring your dog in here,” the cashier says to me, after I’ve hooked him to the railing outside Boxwood Café at the Mission Point Resort. “Ok,” I think, “Mackinac Island, Michigan, is really dog-friendly.” So, Victor gets to come in while I select my box lunch … or in this case, dinner. In […]