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We do our best to make things user friendly on the blog. We have the standard “search” area where you can just plop in a key word and all the related posts will come up. You can also browse by category or our new “by destination” page if that makes things easier. We do acknowledge however, that if you are new to the idea of travelling with your […]

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I am thrilled to welcome Little Lola Sunshine and Caron Slimak to the Montecristo Travels “special correspondent” interview series — the series in which we prove we are not the only ones travelling with our pet(s) and the 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 […]

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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 […]

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I am thrilled to welcome City Dog Expert to the Montecristo Travels “special correspondent” series. The series where we prove we are not the only ones traveling the globe with our pet(s). The first step in building a community of people passionate about both their pet and travel.  So welcome WELCOME! First off can you tell us a little bit about yourselves? Who is who; do you have a basecamp […]

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Get intimate with this wonderful quartet that makes up this unusual “with pet travelling family” and why they sold everything and hiked across Spain!

We have been doing a lot of driving lately. We have travelled more kilometers (miles) in the last four months than we normally do in a year. It started with a short trip to Toronto and Kleinburgh in May, then a long road-trip that took us through two provinces and three states visiting wonderful places such as Binghamton NY, Brigantine and Atlantic City on the Jersey Shore, splendid […]

Quebec City Frescos A Wonderfully Pet Friendly Activity!

We don’t often like to go to the same place twice, so what do you do when family obligations take you back to somewhere you’ve already been more than once?  To avoid boredom, you have to think a little outside the box! We love Quebec City. To say it is beautiful would truly be an understatement. It’s a wonderful place with so much to offer. From the perspective […]

St Stephen's in Chelsea

I want to share with you an eerie yet lovely local treasure we discovered in the quaint little town of Chelsea, a 15 minute drive from our home; just in time for Halloween. Forgive me for squeezing it in between posts on Bulgaria. One day after a particularly long hike in the Gatineau Hills, we decided to stop at Luigi’s for dinner. It’s close to St. Stephen’s Church in Chelsea. And […]

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If you are most familiar with travelling in Europe and large North American cities, you could be forgiven for thinking that a Miami suburb that is a major agricultural area would have little to offer visitors. In the case of Homestead and The Redlands, you would be wrong. As with almost all North American destinations, a car is in order. Nothing is within walking distance so you will […]

Visiting Manotick With a Dog - Ontario, Canada

The fall colours are out and it is with a fond farewell to summer that I present to you the last of my local summer jaunts. Reminiscing is a great part of travel, even if that adventure is very close to home. Recall the smells and sounds of summer and think back to crickets, warm breezes, the smell of dry hay in the air, and sticky fur from spilled gelato … that is […]