Tag Archives: traveling with dogs
‘Shake, rattle and roll’ is strangely what I think watching Victor, my 11-year-old schnoodle, waddle around the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, about 40 minutes outside of Lexington, Kentucky. (Some will tell you it’s 20-minutes, but the scenic Highway 68 drive carving through Kentucky mountains takes a while). Once the third largest Shaker community in […]
SuperZoo is the World Pet Association’s mega pet industry trade show held annually in Las Vegas. This year more than 1200 exhibitors participated, and if you doubt the growth, size and even influence of the pet industry in North America, spend two days walking and talking the 8,5000 square feet of trade show floor and, after you collapse, your mind will be changed – and blown.
Bring your dog to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. Dogs and horses. Awesome. Add a cat show to the mix and I’ve gone to heaven. Ok, no cats at the Kentucky Horse Park but plenty of horses – 90 live on the property. Some are former famous racehorses, others pull the trolley carts […]
Holy Toledo. Sorry Ohio, this is not my favourite city. Day one of our nine-day five State Red Roof road trip with my dog Victor and I’ve booked our first stop at Red Roof Inn Toledo – mid-way between home and Lexington, Kentucky. The hotel is nice enough and staff friendly. It’s minutes from the […]
Almost on a whim, I planned my next adventure: The Red Roof 9 Day 5 State Road Trip with the Dog. Victor and I will hop in the car and drive from one dog-friendly site to another in the U.S., covering an arc of 2,000 km of highway from Ohio to Pennsylvania via Kentucky, North […]
Not often does a dog board a restored 1915 train car to journey a short distance for ice cream. It’s a dog life. A travelling dog. My 11-year-old schnoodle is becoming a train dog, whether he likes it or not. Actually, he’s very calm and comfortable sitting on my lap during short novelty train rides […]
When Bingemans Camping and Resort first opened in 1938 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Dr. Bingeman, a veterinarian, envisioned a pastoral retreat and hobby farm where city folk could unwind. Three generations later, the multi-use amusement park and conference facility boasting a campground, waterpark and bowling alley is one of the biggest summer attractions in the […]
Victor and I do now, after spending at afternoon at Muddy Paws Festival, an annual fundraiser at two Niagara, Ontario wineries that invites participants to stroll the vineyards … with their dogs.
For $20, you get admission to the event, one glass of wine and a gift bag for your puppy. Food is extra and each winery had butter chicken, grilled pulled pork tacos or wraps for purchase.
The long weekend is over (in both North American countries) and you’re likely done hearing about Canada Day fun and Fourth of July festivities … along with plenty of advice about how to keep your pets safe during fireworks. Well, I have none of the latter and a recap of the former because I took […]
There are many reasons to own comfortable shoes. My two favourites? Travel and dog walking. When I discovered TOMS – those hip canvas Asian-like flats – I thought I’d hit the jackpot. Sure, they look like slippers, but in a bohemian kind of way. Comfortable, colourful, and pairable with jeans, shorts, and casual dress, what’s […]