Tag Archives: travelling with dogs

dog on bed at Aloft Louisville Downton Hotel

Hotel Review: Hipster Dog-friendly Aloft Downtown Louisville, KY

Louisville, Kentucky – the moment I arrive with my dog Victor we’re greeted with “I love your dog,” shouts from across the street. We’re downtown, outside the Aloft Louisville Downtown Hotel and within walking distance of the newly rejuvenated waterfront, this day host to a dog-friendly festival. (See previous article: Travel, Louisville). The Aloft is […]

Maple Syrup Festival Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Park Quest Site #3: Bronte Creek Provincial Park Maple Syrup Festival

We got there. Just in time. I didn’t know it then, but my dog Victor and I made it to the last day of Bronte Creek Provincial Park’s Maple Syrup Festival on March 26, 2017. Every weekend in March – and throughout March Break – this provincial park celebrates one of Canada’s favourite sweet and […]

Travel Pennslyvania: Day 8 Pet-Friendly Amusement Park on The Red Roof Road Trip with the Dog

The Pioneer Train at Knoebels Amusement Resort is one of three rides you can do with your dog. I found this out from a couple also traveling here with their dog, just before the three of them climbed on the boat ride. The Grand Carousel is apparently the third.

Day 6 We get lucky in North Carolina on The Red Roof Road Trip: Welcome to The Lucky Dog Bark and Brew

The Lucky Dog Bark and Brew is where everyone knows your dog’s name – that’s how they sell it in Cornelius, North Carolina. The idea is as appealing as it sounds. The Lucky Dog at 19607 Statesville Road, isn’t a bar you can take your dog. It’s an indoor and outdoor dog park where your […]

Day 5: Victor meets Cedric’s in NC on our Red Roof Road Trip with the Dog

In front of me, there’s a glass of Biltmore Estates Merlot and a plate of Buffalo Spiced Calamari while I sit at this outdoor patio listening to a live jazz band nearby with my dog Victor by my side. Ok, he’s under the chair. The point is I’m eating with Victor at Cedric’s Tavern, at […]

Dog at SuperCrawl outdoor art event

7 Tips for taking your dog to SuperCrawl – or any outdoor festival

The idea behind Art Crawl was to bring more people to a struggling downtown in a somewhat struggling city. It was an amazing success. Now, the monthly Art Crawl and its big sister the annual SuperCrawl are major city attractions – without losing their grassroots charm.

Biltmore Estates and Gardens dogtrotting.net

Travel Asheville, NC: Biltmore Estate Day 4 of The Red Roof Dog Road Trip

“Unless he’s a service dog, you can’t take him on the shuttle,” the driver told me as I stood gob smacked in the middle of Parking Lot C at the Biltmore Estate and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina with my 12-year-old schnoodle Victor in my arms. I was told to park in Lot C because […]

Dog-friendly Shaker Village Kentucky

Travel Kentucky: Dog Devotion at the Shaker Village Red Roof Road Trip Day 3

‘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 […]

dog-friendly Kentucky Horse Park and scupture

Travel Lexington, KY: Dog Daze at The Kentucky Horse Park RR Road Trip Day 2

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 […]

Dog at Red Roof Inn

Welcome to The Red Roof 9 Day 5 State Road Trip with the Dog

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 […]