Category Archives: Travels

Matlacha: A Dog Friendly Fishing Village With An Art Problem

In 2014, I spent about two months in Ft. Myers, Florida.  After only two weeks in town, I was introduced as a regular at Bonita Bill’s.  Soon thereafter I met the folks at the dog-friendly Sea Gypsy Inn and began attending “secret … Continue reading

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Follow the Paws: Dog Friendly Places in New Smyrna Beach

By the time we hit New Smyrna Beach, we’d been gone from home for 14 days. We’d visited Destin, Crystal Springs, Ft. Meyers Beach, and now we had one more chance to stall and an official dog beach to put our … Continue reading

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Detours With Dogs: Three Florida Backroads You Need To Take

When Henri and I left home in Arkansas on December 20th, 2018, we were supposed to be heading to Memphis for an overnight Christmas adventure, including a carriage ride through the Starry Nights light exhibit at Shelby Farms.  A rainy forecast pretty much ruined that, and … Continue reading

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Explore. Sleep. Repeat. at the Dog Friendly Wanderoo Lodge

This is a story. A story about how one night in Eureka Springs, Arkansas became two; celebrating birthdays with strangers became partying with friends; and how the Joy Motel became the Wanderoo Lodge.   Tim Freeman, owner of the newly remodeled Wanderoo Lodge, was born for this job. Literally. His … Continue reading

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Downtown & Dog Friendly in Baton Rouge

If you’re going to host the perfect party, then you need a perfect venue. That’s more easily said than done if your party includes 250 people and their dogs decked out in ball gowns and tuxedos. Fortunately for us, the … Continue reading

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Every Dog Has His Day on 30A

Before you head to the sugar-white beaches of Destin and 30A with your pooch, there are some things you should know. Let’s start with where dogs are and are not allowed, and what it’s going to cost you if you … Continue reading

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Adopt AND Shop in Dog Friendly Springfield, MO

When a beautiful 80-degree day creeps up on you the first Friday of August, and it just so happens to be Firkin Friday at a brewery that you’ve wanted to visit, AND it’s International Beer Day, you text your very … Continue reading

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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Makes Art Accessible (To Dogs)

By design, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art emphasizes the blending of art and nature. Carefully constructed to preserve the natural beauty of the Ozark forest, the museum’s goal has always been to make art accessible to everyone. In the … Continue reading

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Port Aransas on Mustang Island: Gone To The Dogs

“It’s not Florida.” I must’ve heard this 100 times when I started telling people about our next trip. No, it’s not Florida. It’s not the sugar-white sand of 30A. Know what else it’s not? Over-populated! If you’re my age you might … Continue reading

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America’s Favorite Pastime With Your Favorite Canine

The Boys of Summer are finally back and we’ve got a list of all the MLB dog-friendly games plus a few tips to help you enjoy them. More teams than ever are hosting ‘bring your dog events’ and several teams … Continue reading

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