July 20, 2014

The Famous Big Apple Highway Stop! Ontario – Canada

The Famous Big Apple Highway Stop! Ontario – Canada

The fun thing about having a travel blog is that you occasionally end up checking something out you would normally ignore… just in case it might make for a fun, or at the very least interesting, post.  That is how we ended up stopping at the kitschy monstrosity that is “The big Apple”. Located between [...]

July 12, 2014

Super Important Stuff You Should Know About Dogs In Italy – By Foreign Correspondent Luna!

Super Important Stuff You Should Know About Dogs In Italy – By Foreign Correspondent Luna!

Hi again, Montecristo fans! It’s Luna, the world-traveling Schnauzer-Yorkie mix again! In case you don’t remember me, I’m the one who wrote all that stuff about Switzerland a few months ago. I’m also the one with the not-so-secret crush on Monte.     A big thanks to the Montecristo team for having me back again. [...]

July 5, 2014

What Dog Owners Aught to Know About Kleinburg – Ontario

What Dog Owners Aught to Know About Kleinburg – Ontario

About an hour or so west of Toronto, just off Highway 27, is a little town called Kleinburg. Even if barely a village – and really, just an enchanting street – Kleinburg is one of those places that seems to eat, breathe, and sleep its history.     Before visiting Kleinburg, print (or upload onto [...]

June 28, 2014

Staying With a Dog at the Marriott Yorkville – Toronto – Canada

Staying With a Dog at the Marriott Yorkville – Toronto – Canada

Have you ever heard the expression, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well, I hadn’t until recently, and when I did hear it, I admit I did not really understand it. Until now. I was recently in Toronto for 4 days and 3 nights. We were lucky enough to have family offer to pay [...]

June 21, 2014

What Dog Owners Aught to Know About Toronto – Ontario

What Dog Owners Aught to Know About Toronto – Ontario

Toronto’s most famous symbol … the CN tower! I can’t believe it has taken me this long to make my way to Toronto - Canada’s most populated city and the provincial capital of Ontario.  This expansive city is located in a warmer area of the country, on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario.  We noticed the warmer [...]

June 14, 2014

Local Treasure – The Mackenzie King Estate – Ontario

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There are few places I enjoy more than the MacKenzie King Estate in the Gatineau Park.  Luckily for me, it is only about a 20 minute drive from my home!  I don’t know if it’s the pretty gardens, the lovely tea house, the majestic mature trees, the wonderful trails or the time worn ruins that [...]

June 7, 2014

Local Treasure – Perth – Ontario

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There is a little town along the Rideau Canal, about an hour from Ottawa, that really lives up to its reputation and tag line: Aged to Perfection.  This little Ontario town – Perth – is a favourite day trip getaway for those of us living in our Nation’s Capital.   Perth offers a lovely scenic stroll even when, [...]

May 31, 2014

A Day At Toronto’s WOOFSTOCK – A Canines Perspective!

A Day At Toronto’s WOOFSTOCK – A Canines Perspective!

When I first heard about WOOFSTOCK I was only a year old.  It sounded like a lot of fun and I really wanted to go! Yet somehow year after year we did not attend.  In 2011, Mom was on a business trip.  In 2012 we were about to leave on a month long adventure, and [...]

May 27, 2014

Dog Friendly Ottawa Tulip Festival Walking Tour!

Dog Friendly Ottawa Tulip Festival Walking Tour!

Every year, at the end of May, Ottawa goes crazy with thousands (and I do mean thousands!) of tulips. If it’s May in Ottawa, it has to be the Tulip Festival.   The full story of the Tulip Festival is a wonderful story of friendship. The quick synopsis goes like this: During World War II, Canada [...]

May 17, 2014

Lyme Disease and Icky Ticks – Travel Diseases for Dogs

Lyme Disease and Icky Ticks – Travel Diseases for Dogs

The nasty life cycle of a tick! Something people rarely think about when they travel is the potential for getting sick. Very sick. For we canines, the dreaded illness that immediately comes to mind is rabies – a horrid, lethal virus. Thankfully, this disease has been eradicated or all but eradicated in most countries. (Many [...]

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