• During a return trip to Florence, Lucy strikes an over-the-shoulder pose as she sits across the Arno River from the apartment where she lived in 2003. Lucia, as she was known then, had a grand time during her latest trip to Firenze, hanging out at her old favorite restaurant Il Latini, discovering a new one, I’… [Continue Reading]

    Lucy says ciao to Florence
  • Chula, 12-year-old Sheltie, epitomizes the life dogs lead in California’s Carmel-by-the-Sea, a pet paradise where dogs can run unleashed on the mile-long Carmel Beach and are welcome in many of the shops and galleries. Restaurants will gladly cook for canines, who are welcome to join their people on most patios. At Doris Day’s Cypress Inn,… [Continue Reading]

    Chula strolls Carmel Beach in pet paradise
  • Before going on vacation with your dog, it’s always a good idea to do a trial run at a local hotel to see how your furry friend does in a hotel room. If that hotel just happens to be the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, then so be it. That was fine with Milo, who recently… [Continue Reading]

    Milo goes from SPCA to Mandarin Oriental SF
  • We met Wolfi, this lovable, eight-year-old German Shepherd, at The Point, a luxurious resort in the Adirondacks that once was the private home of William Avery Rockefeller. Wolfi jetted in on a private plane, of course, from Mississippi then enjoyed hiking and cross-country skiing at the private estate on the edge of Saranac Lake. “He even… [Continue Reading]

    When only a private plane will do for Wolfi
  • Have Cat, Will Travel is the theme for Mingus, a Blue Point Siamese who travels on the east coast and to Canada, and enjoys Loews Loves Pets program.

    Mingus strikes a pose at Loews
  • Breed a Shih Tzu with a poodle and if you’re lucky, you get Perry. This one-year-old Shihpoo is downright adorable and a puparazzi’s dream. Not only does he have his own Facebook page but line of eCards sure to brighten anyone’s day. “You can be the hydrant or be the dog … Be the DOG… [Continue Reading]

    Perry the Shihpoo is perfect for puparazzi
  • Discerning travelers know to expect impeccable service at any Mandarin Oriental. It’s comforting to know that the Mandarin Oriental Paris treats its four-legged guests in the same wonderful manner as it does those customers on two legs.  The Jet Set Pets checked into the luxe property on rue Saint Honoré, one of Paris’ most fashionable… [Continue Reading]

    Mandarin Oriental Paris personalizes pet service
  • There are hotel cats and then there is Carmen of  Hotel Le Negresco in Nice, France. Visitors to the mythical palace, which sits proudly on Promenade des Anglais and faces the glistening Mediterranean Sea, can find Carmen curled up in Relais, the Negresco bar. Owned by Jeanne Augier, whose family took over the landmark building with the distinctive pink… [Continue Reading]

    Carmen the cat rules Le Negresco
  • Oona, a Miniature Dachshund, was a regular on the Concorde. “Her favorite people in the world were the Air France flight attendants on the New York – Paris run,” says her parent Suzanne Mitchell, holding the then three-year-old pooch. “They did, in fact, treat her better than most of the other passengers and she was… [Continue Reading]

    Remembering Oona and the Concorde
  • NALA cruises the Chicago River on a beautiful fall day in Chi town. The five-year-old German Shepherd-Boxer mix gets her name from The Lion King.

    NALA cruises the Chicago River
  • What amazing photography skills by Heather Trzuskowski, who miraculously captured this phenomenal shot while cruising along I-80 in Iowa at 70 mph. Thanks again for yet another great photograph Heather! It does make me wonder about the pet’s safety while traveling in this standard Sherpa bag. Although I can see this little hooded guy (or… [Continue Reading]

    Easy Rider, four-legged style
  • When visiting California’s Orange County, one of the best pet-friendly hotels is the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point. which puts pets on a pedestal.

    The St. Regis Monarch Beach puts pets on a pedestal
  • Litter mates Tupper and Teddy, seven-year-old Golden Retrievers, prepare for their morning swim with their pet parent FJ near Lake Placid, N.Y. These pampered pooches sure get around and are proof your four-legged friend doesn’t need to be a teacup to travel. Check them out in Wyoming. Thanks again Heather for the gorgeous photo!

    Swimming anyone? Golden Retrievers prepare for morning swim.
  • Biscuit, the adventure Chihuahua, was rescued from traffic when she was three months old and given to Marin Sardy. Since then, Biscuit has been on the go.

    Biscuit, the adventure Chihuahua
  • Gypsy is queen of the beach. Could the well-traveled pooch look any more regal while relaxing at The Tides in Zihuatanego? This pet-friendly luxury hotel on Mexico’s Pacific coastline, just four miles from the resort destination of Ixtapa, sits on the tranquil bay waters of Playa la Ropa. Writer Elizabeth Snead, creator of the celebrity… [Continue Reading]

    Gypsy is queen of the beach
  • This dog keeps its eye on the ball that the girl prepares to throw on a beach on Seminyak Beach in Bali. While dogs are welcome on beaches throughout Bali, Indonesia prohibits canines entering  from countries where rabies are present, such as the United States.

    Seminyak Beach in Bali is bliss!
  • Lucy soaks up the French Riviera rays at a beach club along the famous Pampelonne Beach in St. Tropez, where the Top Dog of The Jet Set Pets is a regular and the fishing village an ideal destination for petsetters.

    Pet-friendly St. Tropez is a dog’s dream
  • I had the pleasure of sailing with this cute pup on Martha’s Vineyard, one of the destinations to be featured in my upcoming  National Geographic book on the 75 best places to vacation with a dog in the U.S. and  Canada. Always remember to strap a personal flotation device on your dog. While many dogs are… [Continue Reading]

    The sailing life on Martha’s Vineyard
  • For a big dog, Macy sure got around and is proof that a pampered pooch needn’t be teacup size to live The Jet Set Pets’ life. Macy relocated from Ft. Lauderdale to Monte Carlo, Monaco with her pet parents Jayne and Darrell in 2004. “I did a lot of research and found Air France seemed… [Continue Reading]

    Macy hangs with the beautiful people in Cannes
  • Oona, a Miniature Dachshund, and Rufus, a three-year-old standard wirehaired Dachshund, enjoy the fresh air while one of the Adirondack boats provided for guests at The Point on Upper Saranac Lake in New York. Both pooches were regulars at The Point, originally Camp Wonundra, the home of William Avery Rockefeller, and Lake Placid Lodge for… [Continue Reading]

    Double the fun at The Point


Hotel Del Coronado dogs

Hotel del Coronado goes to the dogs

Times are a changin' and that is apparent in the dog-friendly hotel world with the news that the legendary Hotel del Coronado is opening its doors to dogs and cats. Well, not all dogs can stay at the hotel. Read on to find out which breeds are banned. For more than 125 years, Hotel del Coronado has catered to guests of the two-legged persuasion.  The National Historic Landmark perched on 28 oceanfront acres on Coronado Island near San Diego recently expanded its services to accommodate some -- but not all -- furry, four-legged … [Read More...]

Mandarin Oriental Atlanta dogs

Mandarin Oriental Atlanta unleashes new pet program

I'm ready to book a trip to Atlanta after reading about the fabulous, new pet program at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. Distinguished dogs can enjoy quite the stay at this exclusive Buckhead hotel.  From customized pet-friendly amenities to the special "MOpup" in-room dining offerings, Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is sure to please both pets and their people. Atlanta is among the 75 destinations featured in my new book, The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel, to be released by National Geographic Books on April 1. And the Mandarin Oriental … [Read More...]

Cypress Inn Doris Day

Dog crazy Cypress Inn celebrates Doris Day’s 90th birthday

Yappy Hour takes place daily at the iconic Cypress Inn, the pet crazy hotel in Carmel-by-the Sea co-owned by animal activist Doris Day. In celebration of the film legend's 90th birthday next month, the hotel unleashes a Bourbon & Bone handcrafted cocktail served with a doggy bone back for $9.90, available April 1 through 30 with proceeds going to the Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF). I personally love, love, love this hotel, which is featured in my new book, The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel, to be released by National Geographic Books … [Read More...]

Lucy Las Vegas The Cromwell

Dogs welcome at The Cromwell in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas strip will offer another dog-friendly option when The Cromwell opens this spring with the first-ever restaurant by Giada De Laurentiis and game-changing day and nightlife venues by Hollywood nightclub impresario Victor Drai. The new lifestyle resort, touted as the Strip’s first standalone luxury boutique hotel and casino, will offer Caesars Entertainment's PetStay program currently in use at several other properties. In adopting the PetStay pet policy, The Cromwell presents the following pet policy: Dogs are the only … [Read More...]

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Do-Rite doggie diaper

Doggie diapers that do right

Is your doggie doing wrong? Do-Rite Disposable Dog Diapers may be able to help. Perfect whether traveling or at home, Do-Rite doggie diapers are designed to stay on, a problem with many other … [Read More...]

spending on pets

Spending on pets tops $55 billion

Spending on pets continues to escalate. But then, you don't need me to tell you how much you shelled out on Fifi last year. All those trips to doggy day care. Massage therapist bills. Organic and raw … [Read More...]

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