Dear Reader, there are a lot of things that make a city really pet friendly. Access for pets on public transit or to sites.  There is also the overall vibe you get from locals and how they treat their own pets. But for us… the ability to dine together is likely THE most important. It’s a reason we favour Europe for the most part. Sadly, North America tends […]

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 […]

As with all big city reviews, I am daunted by the task of sharing enough information to do justice to what we experienced in Philadelphia without being too long winded or bogged down with details. I am feeling even more trepidation because, unlike other big cities such as Paris and Rome which have shining posts and books singing their praises, Philadelphia suffers from anonymity. Not nearly enough people […]

One of the oddest pet-friendly places we discovered in Philadelphia was the colourful, eccentric, and mind boggling Philadelphia Magic Garden. We stumbled upon this mosaicked folk art and sculpture garden when we did a Google search for the top 20 things to see or do in Philly. The Magic Garden kept showing up in our search, so we decided to add it to our “must see” list.  With […]

Originally we were supposed to go to Puerto Rico for Mom’s birthday.  A nice big dive trip was being planned.  Dog friendly accommodations found, airlines looked into and a long frustrating search for pet/vet paper requirements was underway. So how did we end up with a return visit to Naples with a small dog? yes me! Who else? Then the bipeds went and bought a new Loft/Condo.  Don’t […]

The bipeds always prefer going through US customs at the Ottawa National Airport. This little perk is a well kept local secret. Flying to Philadelphia with a small dog has huge advantages over other airports. It’s small, it’s quiet, it is highly efficient and it’s quick; all major bonuses when travelling as a four legged tourist. The only down side is on a human front – the Duty Free […]