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Dear Reader I am sensing a pattern. It seems that many of the big European cities have huge hills that are the main park. I first stumbled upon this in Nice and then again in Prague when we discovered Petřín Hill.  And I’m not talking about a little park or some artificially made spaces here, no no no. We are talking acres of land. Well, we found yet […]

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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 was recently asked to cat-sit my cousins felines for a few days. You see, Cali and Oakley aren’t travelers, not like Bolt and Keel. No, they were born as feral cats and have come to enjoy the comforts of home. And anyway, the museums, restaurants and shows of NYC that my cousin was going to frequent aren’t’ exactly pet friendly. It was better this way. I agreed […]

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If our day in its capital city Bratislava is anything to go by, Slovakia will be worth a return visit. It’s only an hour away from Vienna and inexpensive to get to from there: 3 Euro per person on a bus a bit more if you want to hop on a train. You can of course opt for a more expensive option and buy a package that provides you […]

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When an article such as the one about the poor dog dying on a United Flight in an overhead bin shows up in my news feed on FB my heart breaks. It breaks for the unnecessary death of the pet. It breaks for the family that lost a loving companion in a horrible preventable way. It breaks for the airline staff that either did not know what was happening or […]

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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 […]

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Vienna did not pioneer “Coffee House Culture”; Mecca had several in the 12th century and Venice had the first in Europe in 1647.  But the Austrian Capital has over the centuries, established the tradition like no other city in the world. Coffee houses are at their best in Vienna! Legend has it that Georg Franz Kolschitzky (1640 – 1694) was the first to obtain a license to serve […]

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 […]