Category Archives: Travel Tips

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Pet Travel! It’s A Ruff Life In Nantucket!

Winter pet travel blues?  Everything is packed, work is left at home, and a week of leisure lies ahead. But there’s just one last stop: bringing your poor pooch to the kennel where he is caged up for the next seven days, while you roam freer than ever. Feeling guilty yet? Dragging your dog to the kennel by the leash, and suffering a sad goodbye look as you embark on a fun filled vacation is no longer your only option. Many vacation hot spots acknowledge…

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Ten Canine Etiquette Summer Travel Tips!

Let’s face it, our pets are more than just the little furry creatures that lay at our feet at night and bring us the Sunday paper. They are treasured family members who share our world, our hearts and now our travel accommodations. With this privilege, certain rules should apply, according to Gayle Martz, founder of Sherpa, which makes the “Gucci” of pet carriers. Ms. Martz offers the Petiquette advice in the following ten tips for polite pooches:   1. Always maintain a low profile in…

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There Once Was a Very LUCKY Dog From Nantucket!

    Nantucket is a fabulous summertime spot, and is especially fun if you bring along your furry friend, sure to not cramp your style on this pet-friendly island.  Only 30 miles from Cape Cod, it’s a destination that has captured the hearts of countless vacationers, with its quaint shops, restaurants and galleries, beautiful beaches, and relaxed New England feel.  Remnants of the island’s past, replete with seamen, whales, and lore fortified by Herman Melville, endure on the quaint cobblestone streets.  Many of the stones…

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Dioji's bone shaped pool, is the perfect hot spot to cool off. Photos courtesy of Dioji.

Sunny Santa Barbara Beckons You And Your Pet!

Oceanside Santa Barbara is a California city with a unique climate compared to all other cities in the United States. Santa Barbara has been donned the exotic title, “American Riviera,” because its climate resembles that of the tropical regions surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, which makes the region ideal for wine making. But Santa Barbara’s wine is not the only attraction that draws countless tourists year-round. With over 70,000 dogs for the roughly 200,000 residents, Santa Barbara is about as pet-friendly as a city can get.…

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Summer won't last forever! Get out there with your furry companion!

Pets Vacation Like Celebrities In The Hamptons This Summer!

  If you’re planning a summer vacation on Eastern Long Island, look (and sniff) no further than the Hamptons! A summer retreat for many celebrities such as Howard Stern (don’t miss America’s Got Talent), Alec Baldwin and Billy Joel, now you can experience the lap of luxury, just like their pets! The Hamptons have a little something for everyone, including your furry best friend. Southampton and East Hampton are home to beautiful beaches, great restaurants and quaint villages full of both unique and high-end shops. …

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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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Planning Your Memorial Day Pet Vacation? Dogs Gone Wild!

  WHERE TO GO: Animals love the great outdoors, and spring is the perfect time to explore with your pet! If you have a big dog who loves to be active, head for the mountains and hit the trails, or visit one of the Great Lakes resorts and go for a swim. If you have a cat or smaller/less active dog, try a seaside destination or a pet-loving city like Portland or San Diego, both feature world-class pet boutiques and animal-friendly dining options. GETTING THERE:…

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Indigenous Embera Tribe children play with an adorable homeless dog!

Monkeying around with the natives in Panama!

Panama is passion. Pristine beauty. Palatial architecture. Panama is the place to experience a world of curiosity, a world of adventure and a world of absolute, natural beauty. As home of the Western Hemisphere’s largest rainforest outside of the Amazonian Basin, Panama is an undisturbed destination where true animal lovers and wildlife advocates can absorb endangered animals, breathtaking ecosystems and a salient culture – all at the front door of the native people. Upon landing at the Tocumen International Airport, where daily, direct flights from…

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Tips On How To Keep Your Kitty Always Purring!

Psyched about your much needed getaway but upset about leaving your feline friend home alone? Well, your worries aren’t unfounded: kitties need companionship too. Cats can get the blues, and contrary to popular belief, the so-called solitary creatures do get lonesome. According to the “CAT-PANION Survey” commissioned by ARM & HAMMER, a majority of veterinarians believe that domestic cats are not only prone to depression, but can also suffer from social isolation, which may be the cause of kitty’s naughty behavior while you’re away. But…

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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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