Category dog-friendly travel destination

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 […]

dog skijoring at Arrowhead Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Dog Skijoring – Seeing is Believing at Arrowhead Provincial Park

Just when you’re looking forward to spring … I bring you snow-covered images. But not any images – pics of dog skijoring. That’s right, dog skijoring. You cross-country ski with your dog tethered to you. I thought it was crazy until I saw it with my own eyes: a group of excited dogs actively trying […]

Dog at Mountsberg Conservation Area, Campbellville Ontario

Maple Syrup Time at Mountsberg… with raptors and dogs, but not together

Spring’s almost here and that means two things: melting snow reveals and the stagnant smells hiding beneath, and Maple tree sap start flowing. The two are unrelated … unless you’re my dog. He spends more time on walks with his head down sniffing in circles than he does moving forward, and he gets to check […]

dog on the beach winter

Hot Dogs and A Cold Walk Along Confederation Park, Hamilton, ON

Ok, so -5 degrees Celsius might not seem like the ideal temperature to venture outside, but after several days of -15C and snowing, the sunshine today will pass as a beacon to bundle up the dogs and head lakeside. My aging dog Victor is slowing down – and tearing his other ACL (find out about […]

dog sculpture at Brookgreen Gardens Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Travel: Charming Dog Sculpture of Brookgreen Gardens, Myrtle Beach, SC

Picture sprawling green grassland, stone walled gardens, cultivated flowerbeds and looming metal sculptured figures every 20 strides or so. Further away, a zoo of domestic 18th century farm animals roam behind fences, and waterfowl flitter about in the aviary. This is Brookgreen Gardens, a privately owned outdoor art park open to the public in Myrtle […]

dog skijoring is available at Arrowhead Provincial Park

Travel: Skijoring with the dog? Yes! At Arrowhead Provincial Park, Ontario

Who knew winter would be so popular in Ontario’s cottage country? The people at Arrowhead Provincial Park near Huntsville, Ontario did. In fact, opened in 2018 is the new Visitor’s Centre, with floor-to-ceiling fireplace and inside the ‘warm up’ area, designed to efficiently rent skates, cross-country skis (skate or classic style) and snowshoes to thousands […]