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There comes a time in every puppy’s life when you have to graduate from the crib to the big kid bed. That happened to me when I turned 3 so … a few years back now. I used to have some cute teddy bear stuff in pale blue. But those days were over. I was not a baby … ahem … puppy anymore. So, when my bipeds sat […]

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Over the years we’ve done some fun things when visiting a new place for the first time. Some of them are even considered really touristy but we don’t care! I’ve enjoyed the view from the top of a hop-on-hop-off bus in Rome, taken a seaplane ride from Split to Pula, hopped a Ski lift up Vitosha Mountain, had the wind in my fur biking the marvelous ring road of […]

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  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 […]

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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 […]

Taking a Bike Tour With your Dog in Vienna Montecristo travels

Although we did this on our third and last day in Vienna – we really wish we had started our stay with this. It was not only a lot of fun, but it was also a fantastic way for us to get the lay of the land. Almost as good as a walking tour! It’s the perfect way to decide what you may want to return to see […]

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Did you know the bipeds got married last summer? Yep! And what a day it was! A day that included loads of dogs too, because I had my own guest list! Oh yes! But first, let me tell you about the civil ceremony. I will save the spiritual wedding (held at sunset) for later. As I mentioned in our post on the epic engagement in Prague; one of the reasons […]

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I rarely do product reviews. Not because they aren’t something valuable but because it’s not really what this blog is about. But there are always going to be exceptions! So what is our criteria for Product Reviews on Montecristo Travels? 1) The company has to be offering a product we were already using, eyeing or looking at for travel reasons. If it isn’t related to travel we will not review […]

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Over the last few years we have discussed our solutions for things such as airline approved carriers, in-transit potty solutions, and of course what airlines we prefer and why. One thing we have yet to cover is the issue of food and water. There are a surprising number of regulations regarding crossing borders with either food or water – especially for air travel. When on a road trip […]

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  Oh, how we dislike thinking about our own disasters or death, but it really is the smart thing to do. It’s also the kindest thing we can do for those who love us and would have to take care of things should something awful happen. And all of this planning is especially important because the bipeds have a dependent: Me! We know who my guardian is should […]

This Pet Friendly Wedding Had Dogs IN The Wedding Party! Montecristo Travels

It’s not every day that we sit down in our Ottawa appartment to Skype with beloved friends living all the way in Washington, DC. And what happened next? We never saw it coming. Not in a million years. We were completely floored when they surprised us by uttering the words: “Would you three do us the honour of being in our wedding party?” Instantly Mom squealed (she did. […]