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Thailand: The Wonders of Buddha’s Animal Kingdom

  Buddhism and animals – Thailand   Enchanting Thailand consists of over 40,000 temples (Wats) and 95% of the population practices Buddhism. Buddhists believe in respecting and loving every living creature, which is a tenent that any animal lover can get behind! They also believe in reincarnation, and that many of us were once animals in a past life. Thai Buddhists see human and non-human animals as closely related, with both having a Buddha-nature and the possibility of becoming perfectly enlightened. They also believe that the soul…

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Happy Bastille Day! It’s A Dog’s Life In St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat: France

Travel With Your Pet For La “Bone” Vie!         St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is often considered the jewel of the French Riviera. The French say it’s “ecrin de verdure,” a very protected and beautiful place. Du Cap-Ferrat is the point at which the Alpes-Maritimes plunge into the sea below. Hidden beneath the Corniche, on the waters of the Mediterranean, nestles St-Jean village. A six mile road follows the circumference of the Cap leading down to St-Jean with views of early twentieth century villas among statuesque cypress trees and…

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A happy pooch gets its sea legs.

All Aboard: The Queen Mary 2′s Pet-friendly Cruises!

In the 1950s, Elizabeth Taylor brought her beloved pups on board the original Queen Mary, using the ship’s sports decks to exercise them, and the crew chefs to provide their diet-specific meals. At another point of time, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor took their puppy aboard this same ship, asking crew to build a lamp post aside its kennels. What’s good enough for the most beautiful woman in the world and British royalty is most certainly good enough for our pets, and the Queen…

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This dog's not afraid to enjoy the water!


    TOP TEN DOG-FRIENDLY BEACHES FOR SUMMER FUN IN THE SUN!   Beaches have been popular family vacation destinations for decades, but unfortunately, not all watery retreats are animal-friendly. Luckily, there are a number of dedicated Dog Beaches that cater specifically to the furry and four-legged. Whether you’re all about relaxing or staying active, everybody loves a beach vacation, and a run through the sand followed by a swim in the ocean is the perfect way to keep your entire family in shape throughout…

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Buckle Pup Up This Memorial Day Weekend! Pet Travel Safety Tips!

  Buckle up! It’s Memorial Day weekend – and many pet parents will be hitting the open road with their pets! For pet-parents, the opportunity to take trips with their animals is especially appealing – but do you have everything you need to keep your pet happy and safe along the way? Many animals actually enjoy car trips, but others don’t always react well to the sudden change of environment. Before you plan any vacation with your animal, it’s best to know how they react…

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Winery Dogs: New York North Fork of Long Island’s Bedell Cellars

Spring/Summer weekends are a great time to visit wineries – that welcome dogs! When you think of a winery you think of lush green vineyards with row after row of crisp tasty abundance. You dream of barrel after barrel of wine stacked on top of one another holding what certainly tastes like heaven. You envision bottles of red and white filled with the exquisite vintage tastes of the past. But you don’t think of dogs, do you? Animal Fair has supplied you with wineries and…

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ME Cancun's welcoming pet kit with their chihuahua spokesdog.

Sandy Paws and Turquoise Beaches – Cancun, Mexico

While many savvy tourists might know a few things about Cancun: its luscious, jewel-like, turquoise waters; its historic Mayan ruins; its tropical island location, many might not know that this modern island began as an experiment for Mexican tourism in the late 1960s. The experiment quickly reared some very pet-friendly (and human) results. In fact, Cancun is filled with more than just your typical Chihuahua and is growing to become one of the most animal-friendliest areas in all of Mexico. Once you have decided to…

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Camelids – Weaving the Deep Cultural Animal Threads of Peru

Camelids are arguably the cutest family of animals. They are even-toed ungulates, like pigs, deer, and giraffes, meaning their middle two toes tend to bear their weight.  And what a weight these two toes can carry! This endlessly adorable family, Camelids, is comprised of the Arabian camel, the Bactrian camel, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos. As far as the history of pets goes, llamas and alpacas maintain a particularly profound role.  For nearly 5,000 years, they have been domesticated by humans due to their immense…

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Places to Avoid Taking Your Dog… Car Wash – Tennis Match – Hawaiian Luau

Without hesitation I can say that my best friend in the world is my Rottweiler, “Tuf-Puf”. I named her “Puf” because she looked like a puffball as a puppy, but I didn’t think that she would grow to weigh ninety-two pounds as an adult dog. I added “Tuf” to her name when she was two-years-old to avoid embarrassing her. It sounded stronger to me. Like all best friends, Tuf-Puf and I do practically everything together. We walk in the park. We swim in the lake.…

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In the Jungle with PeruNature’s Kurt Holle

Tambopata Rainforest Expeditions ( is an award-winning ecotourism organization devoted to providing exceptional, eco-based vacations in South American rainforests. Kurt Holle, who owns Rainforest Expeditions, has continued to break ground in the world of travel with a variety of travel opportunities geared to create incentives for conservation.  Holle’s efforts have now resulted in three incredible hotels in the Peruvian Amazon, that host 15,000 guests! In addition to promoting ecological interests in the sphere of tourism, the organization also collaborates with various high-profile partners on ecological…

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