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It’s always been a source of great annoyance in our family that the Canadian train company VIA Rail, wasn’t as forward thinking as so many others we’ve had the pleasure to ride. It’s tough to go to France, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic and on and on and on…. only to return home and be limited to driving the car as a way to get around. It’s extra frustrating […]

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We are always up for trying new accommodation options. We are not fans of camping per say … but “Glamping”? Yeah we can do that. Remember that time we stayed in a tree house? When we were touring “La Gaspesie”; a peninsula along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec Canada, we were thrilled to discover we could stay in a YURT on the beach.   When […]

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I’ll be honest – It’s been six months and I’m still on the fence about it all. I mean I don’t hate “her” or anything… but if her antics at our Puppy Shoot with Liz Bradley are anything to go by …. *sigh* Oh. Yeah. I guess I should introduce you. It would be the polite thing to do. Dear Reader; meet the newest addition to our family […]

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A stroll on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France on a beautiful late summer day in 2015 (above banner pic)… nothing to worry about. But we all remember the mini van incident a year later… right? With terrorist attacks in cities that we’ve considered safe, political turmoil, and natural disasters wreaking havoc, it’s easy to feel like the planet is increasingly dangerous and hate is on the […]

Cake for all!

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 […]

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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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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 […]

Looking cool!

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 […]