Exploring Pet-Friendly Philadelphia

Rittenhouse Square is more popular with sunbathers, readers, families, artists and even dogs than city founder William Penn ever could have imagined. The park sits in one of the Philadelphia’s toniest neighborhoods, aptly named Rittenhouse.

Credit: Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia™

Today we are off on the first of our “staycations” this week, hitting the road with Irie and Tiki…so we wanted to share a special guest post with you from Visit Philadelphia! Pet lovers are crazy about their animal companions and spend $61 billion a year in the U.S. on pet services and accouterments to prove […]

Our Visit to Flatonia, Texas #TexaswithDogs


One of the toughest aspects of writing a travel guidebook is the necessity to pick and choose. Gone are the days of the comprehensive guidebook. Today most volumes are “the best of” collections, a curated assortment of travel destinations, accommodations, and activities on a particular theme. The same was true for our DogTipper’s Texas with […]

Helping Dogs on Your USVI Vacation


As you know, before we were pet writers, we were Caribbean guidebook writers. The majority of our work was in Jamaica but we wrote several comprehensive books to the region and also covered many of the other islands for trade magazines. One of our favorite destinations was the USVI or  US Virgin Islands. More than […]

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Unleashes PetStay Program

Paris Hilton in a Harrah's Suite2

It’s summertime, and the living is easy for canines on vacation with their pet parents in America’s Favorite Playground as Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City has recently unleashed its new Fido-friendly initiative, PetStay. For an additional $50 per night, travelers with one or two tail-wagging chums who weigh 50 pounds or less can book one of Harrah’s […]

Packing for Your Dog’s Hiking Trip (Video)


Are you ready to get out and explore with your dog? After a long (long) winter, we know that many of you are ready to grab your four-legged buddy and hit the trail for some summer adventure, camping getaways, and hikes. Today, thanks to Petco, we have a guest video from Andrew Skurka, named “Adventurer […]

Welcome to Our New Sponsor: #Kurgo


We are very happy to welcome a new sponsor here on DogTipper: Kurgo! As you know, we are big, big believers in safely securing your dog in the car, whether you’re out running errands, taking a day trip, or off on the trip of a lifetime. Both Irie and Tiki wear Kurgo harnesses any time […]

Fredericksburg, Texas: A Favorite Destination for Dog Lovers


Today we wanted to share an excerpt from our new DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs guidebook to dog-friendly destinations across Texas. Fredericksburg, located in the Texas Hill Country, is a popular destination both with Texans and travelers from out of state–and one of our long-time favorite places for a day trip. Fredericksburg, Texas with Dogs This […]

DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS Looks at Keeping Your Bowser Busy in Winter


It is not easy to stay active with your dog during the cold, cold weeks of winter, especially if you live in the northern climes. But it’s not impossible! In Wednesday night’s episode of DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS, I talk with co-host Tracie Hotchner about ways to keep your dog busy during even the coldest weather. […]

Sundance Resort’s Avalance Rescue Dog Program: An Interview with Writer Joan DeMartin


As our regular readers know, before we moved into pet writing in 2008, John and I were full-time travel writers. Although our assignments usually took us to warm weather destinations (not by chance!), one winter we had the opportunity to visit beautiful Sundance Resort near Provo, Utah. The ski resort, owned by Robert Redford and […]

Dog-Friendly Travel Resources #TexaswithDogs


This week we’ve been excerpting portions of our DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs guidebook (Open Road, distributed by Simon & Schuster). Today’s excerpt features some of our favorite resources, both online and in print, for dog lovers. Some are specific to Texas while many are of interest to dog lovers everywhere! Dog-Friendly Accommodations Websites BringFido.com. Along […]