Florence, as was described in our post, is not only a city that was so inclusive of dogs that the bipeds are seriously thinking we should all just move there … but it also boasted some really amazing dog parks. For a relatively small city center (we did not visit the “suburban” areas) we found a surprisingly large number of dog parks and it seemed that every small […]

Florence is the capital of Tuscany and has a population of nearly 400,000 citizens – this number increases dramatically almost doubling during the high tourist season – mainly from early April until late October.  This is why I believe it has its own airport.  Surprisingly, a lot of folks will fly to Pisa and then train to Florence .  I am not sure why – but I heard […]

Visiting Florence, Tuscany in Italy with a small dog should be on your bucket list!  Some posts are just harder to write.  You end up putting it off as long as you can and you end up feeling the fool for days as it haunts you, teases you. These posts are not difficult because there isn’t anything to say, but precisely because there is too much to mention.  You […]

  The web is awash with information on how to take photographs of your pets OR how to take great photographs while traveling. There does seem to be a bit of a gap when it comes to combining the two. So, although we are far from experts and will never be professional photographers, we have been asked by enough readers what our approach is to feel that perhaps […]

I can hear you all the way over here. Pet friendly how? What is “Urban Baroque”? And isn’t a Pagan wedding known as a Handfasting? Well then allow me to share with you some memorable moments of my bipeds recent wedding! Note: All photos by Eva Hadhazy. Pet Friendly – My Dog Guest List I had my own guest list! There were my two friends you may recall from the epic […]

No matter where in the world we may be and especially in a big city; I keep an eye out for great pet friendly parks. In Prague I found a gold star winner: Petřín Hill.  What do I look for in a city park? Well obviously it has to be safe but beyond that I am in search of a good hike; something a bit challenging. It doesn’t have […]

I am thrilled to welcome Little Lola Sunshine and Caron Slimak to the Montecristo Travels “special correspondent” interview series — the series in which we prove we are not the only ones travelling with our pet(s) and the first step in building a community of people passionate about both their pets and travel. So welcome, WELCOME! First, can you tell us a little bit about yourselves? Who is […]

Thanks to this amazing little intimate group I was invited to join called… get this “Positive Vibes” (so awesome) I am not the only one writing about inspiration this week: take a look at Backroad Ramblers here for some great photo inspiration, Tangled in Food (You got to eat!) here, and The Adventure Dog Blog here for some great hiking and “connecting with your dog” inspiration! Although I am not a huge do-er […]

The Ramada Ottawa on the Rideau is the best and most affordable pet friendly hotel in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. No word of a lie. Don’t believe me? Keep reading! I have seen hotels offer free stays or some other incentive in exchange for a review by a social-media-blogger-sweetheart. It’s marketing and I get it. But I don’t trust sponsored reviews as much as I trust those that are […]

Every year, thousands of animals are abandoned in shelters, on the streets, and along highways, or even euthanized as people leave for summer vacation. Yes, people abandon pets when they don’t fit with travel plans. And we are not talking about a handful of pets or just one country. As you can see, we are talking about millions of pets worldwide. It’s an epidemic that, sadly, even with amazing […]