Canada/USA border crossing with a small dog is painless. Making road trips or flying between the two a relatively easy task to undertake. Especially small “carry on” dogs like me! For this post we will focus on flying as an “example” but the rules are the same. Note regarding air travel: I admit right now I have no idea how it works for flying larger dogs. I write only about […]

Oh do we have a GREAT interview for you today!  Hang on Dear Reader because it’s all about motorcycles, philanthropy, and an all American, world record breaking road trip! I am thrilled to welcome ScootinAmerica to the Montecristo Travels “special correspondent” series—the series in which we prove we are not the only ones travelling with our pet, and our first step in building a community of people passionate […]

As with all big city reviews, I am daunted by the task of sharing enough information to do justice to what we experienced in Philadelphia without being too long winded or bogged down with details. I am feeling even more trepidation because, unlike other big cities such as Paris and Rome which have shining posts and books singing their praises, Philadelphia suffers from anonymity. Not nearly enough people […]

When the bipeds said we were going to Atlantic City and would walk the Boardwalk, I was eager to go! I imagined bygone days when men wore hats and ties and women wore pearls as they strolled the Boardwalk, and was looking forward to seeing a modern version of that. But I was sadly disappointed. Atlantic City looks tired. Old. Worn out. In fact, some parts of the […]

We were lucky enough to spend a day enjoying the beauty of some of the Travis County Parks. This collection of parks, totalling about 22 in all, is an extraordinary concept. Each individual park has something different to offer. Some focus on hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Other parks offer fishing, bird watching, camping, rock climbing and more. With so many parks to choose from, we had […]

When a city has the motto “Keep Austin Weird,” you get the feeling that the people who live there don’t take themselves too seriously.   The motto is plastered all over the place: greeting you when you land at the airport; in gift shops; on t-shirts, bumper stickers and mugs; and so many more places. There it is, like a neon sign over top of the city: “Keep […]

Located about thirty miles southeast of Austin, Texas, is wonderful Bastrop.  For the movie buffs, you might enjoy knowing that several movies were at least partially (if not completely) filmed there, including: Lovin’ Molly, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Home Fries, Courage Under Fire,  The Alamo, (remake) All The Boys Love Mandy Lane Fireflies in the Garden, Friday the 13th (remake) The Life of David Gale Michael Hope […]

Maybe it is the sun that makes the folks in Florida so happy and dog friendly … maybe … okay well I don’t know… but I must admit that they “get it” in the sunshine state when it comes to providing a safe haven for dogs that are travelling with their bipeds. In November 2010 – we had the pleasure of arriving in (and later departing from) Miami […]

Originally we were supposed to go to Puerto Rico for Mom’s birthday.  A nice big dive trip was being planned.  Dog friendly accommodations found, airlines looked into and a long frustrating search for pet/vet paper requirements was underway. So how did we end up with a return visit to Naples with a small dog? yes me! Who else? Then the bipeds went and bought a new Loft/Condo.  Don’t […]

The bipeds always prefer going through US customs at the Ottawa National Airport. This little perk is a well kept local secret. Flying to Philadelphia with a small dog has huge advantages over other airports. It’s small, it’s quiet, it is highly efficient and it’s quick; all major bonuses when travelling as a four legged tourist. The only down side is on a human front – the Duty Free […]