The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel debuts today

Lowell Thomas award winner pet travel expert, Kelly E. Carter, Lucy the dog

At long last, The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel, featuring 75 great destinations in the U.S. and Canada to vacation with a dog and written by moi, debuts today. I couldn't be more proud of this book and am sure that dog lovers everywhere will enjoy it. The book, published by National Geographic … [Read more...]

California coast getaways for canines

Little River Inn, Rosie, California coast getaways

Looking for a spring getaway with your posh pet? If you're on the left coast, here are a few California coast getaways for you and your four-legged friend worth checking out: Little River Inn This family-owned and operated boutique resort on the Mendocino Coast offers fantastic pet amenities … [Read more...]

Coupa Cafe in Beverly Hills welcomes pets

Coupa Cafe in Beverly HIlls

North Canon Drive in Beverly Hills is a foodie's dream. When you're there, you don't have to leave Fifi behind when you dine at pet-friendly Coupa Café, which not only welcomes dogs to join their pet parents on the spacious patio but provides water bowls. Dog lovers flock there on the weekends … [Read more...]

Room service for pets expands

Lucy at Rome Cavalieri hotel

Room service for pets are all the rage at upscale, pet-friendly hotels not just in the United States but in Mexico and Europe as well. Generally room service for pets is designed only for dogs and cats. At the Rome Cavalieri, Lucy was delighted to see the menu del mio fedele amico, or doggy menu for … [Read more...]

Sherpa pet carrier – Keeping it simple

Lucy on luggage cart

There are plenty of fancier traveling pet carriers on the market but unless I'm trying to impress, I still rely on the same basic Sherpa pet carrier for Lucy that I've used since 2001. Not everyone is as crazy about our pooches as we are so sometimes it doesn't pay to advertise, "Hey, look at me. I … [Read more...]

Healthy dog treats delivered

Bocce Bakery in New York

It’s all about convenience these days. In Los Angeles, Phydough, a food truck that offers organic, human grade (artisan when possible) treats recently hit the streets. In New York there is the Biscuit Bike, or the mobile vendor cart that Bocce’s Bakery in Manhattan plans to create to bring healthy … [Read more...]

Paws up to “The Privileged Pooch” book

The Privileged Pooch book

Whether you travel to or live in Southern California with your pampered pet, it behooves you to keep a copy of The Privileged Pooch: Luxury Travel with Your Pet in Southern California ($18, I Heart Travel Publishing) close by. Written by award-winning travel journalist Maggie Espinosa, a San … [Read more...]