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 Along […]

Looking for a Dog-Friendly Hotel?


In writing our DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs book, we covered a lot of stand-alone hotels, bed and breakfasts, and one-of-a-kind properties. However, we also researched many large hotel brands that are pet-friendly. While these are some of our top picks in Texas, you’ll find most of these chains across the country, each putting out the […]

10 Top Texas State Parks for Dogs #TexaswithDogs


Looking for an inexpensive day trip or camping getaway with your dog? The answer just might lie in one of the many dog-friendly Texas state parks. From beaches to lakes, piney woods to rolling plains, you and your four-legged buddy will find an array of parks that offer miles of hikes, swims, and relaxation for […]

DogTipper Shares Travel Tips on FlipKey


As you know, we love to travel with our dogs Irie and Tiki…and we love to talk about traveling with dogs! Through DogTipper, our freelance writing, our travel guidebooks, and our weekly DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show, we get the chance to share the joy of travel including advice on how to travel with your […]

USA Today Selects Top 10 Pet-Friendly Hotels

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Well, you know how much we love lists and when it combines both dogs and travel, we just can’t resist! USA Today has released a list of the 10 best pet-friendly hotels in the country. Using a list assembled by 10Best, the list was then voted on by USA Today readers. And the results? Here’s […]

Excellent Autumn Trips to Take with Your Dog


By Joe Laing Autumn is an ideal time to get away and do some leaf peeping, fit in some outdoor recreation and generally have a good time. The weather is cooler and the crowds have let up. But you will want to take your dog with you, because leaving him (or her) home is not […]

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