I am thrilled to welcome Millie La Rue and her posse to the Montecristo Travels “Special Correspondent” series—the series that proves we are not the only ones travelling the globe with our pets. It’s a 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 who? Where is […]

This past August, we had the great luck of being invited again to visit our friends on the Jersey Shore. We couldn’t resist the lure of Brigantine and the quiet relaxation it promised. Since our trips tend to be very go-go-go, the idea of simply enjoying the sun and surf and taking many naps sounded just about right. The trip would allow us to enjoy a full 10 […]

There is a little gem of a town found on the southernmost tip of the state of New Jersey, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. This is where you will find one of the United States’ oldest resort destinations—Cape May. This National Historic Landmark is sure to charm you, if not for its summertime vacation vibe, then for the high concentration of Victorian Buildings you will […]

Last spring I went to Montreal. It was one of those quick little overnight trips. It started on Saturday morning with my anaesthetic-free teeth cleaning in Laval. (Sadly, this service is no longer available anywhere in Ontario or Quebec.) From there, we went on to Montreal proper where I had a lunch at the Hot Dog Café. The next day, we enjoyed a snowy walk in the Park […]

If staying somewhere more than three nights, we prefer to stay at a vacation rental rather than a hotel. But when we discovered the very well located Old Stone Inn, we decided to give this pet friendly hotel a try. After all, it would give us something to blog about! The hotel’s website is really well done. It certainly sheds the most flattering light on what the hotel has to […]

I know I am always going on about the lack of pet friendliness in North America, but every now and then, something remarkable happens: we discover that what we assumed would not be pet friendly, in fact, is. Visiting Fort George in Niagara with a dog is possible!! It was with great delight that we discovered that Fort George near Niagara-on-the-Lake allows dogs to visit the grounds—for free even! […]

In my last blog, I mentioned that the old town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, although lovely, is not enough to occupy you for an entire day. Add the surrounding area to your visit, however, and you have more things to choose than time to see! And that is how we like it. The highlight of our visit was Fort George, but I will cover that in its own post next […]

I wanted to love Niagara-on-the-Lake. I really did. And I liked it. I would even say I liked it a lot. But I did not love it. Niagara-on-the-Lake With a Dog is just not … *sigh* I think it happens to every traveller. You hear about a place. It could be the Taj Mahal, The Great Wall of China, or Cinque Terra. People rave about it and you think, […]

I don’t often go to super touristy places, but you know what, Dear Reader? Sometimes you go and it turns out that the place is popular because it deserves to be. Now granted, the city of Niagara Falls isn’t much to go on about. It’s pretty standard stuff: lots of cookie cutter homes in odd mismatched neighbourhoods, big hotels, no landscaping along the roads, and parking lots. Lots […]

I’m taking a little break from my travel blogs about Europe to write about something a little closer to home. I’m super excited about what I’m going to share. You’ve heard me say it before—and sadly I will likely say it again—Canada is not very pet friendly. Seriously, it isn’t. There is a lot of this … Canines are not allowed on public transportation in most of the […]