People who travel with their dogs: Rejoice. Finally someone has written a book targeting the dog-friendly traveler that cuts right to the chase. Dog-friendly travel is no easy feat, but now the guesswork is gone.
As a person who has been traveling with dogs for well over 20 years, I pride myself on finding the latest, greatest, most affordable, and sometimes high end and glamorous dog-welcoming places for our readers. We travel the country and network with pet product experts, veterinarians, pet industry experts, and those in the know as a part of our continuing commitment to growing Fidose of Reality into the one of the ultimate online destinations for all things dog-related.
Vacation: Those eight letters that so many of us pine for, perhaps once a year or perhaps a weekend getaway. For many canine owners, hitting the open road with an excursion in mind can also mean thirteen other letters: No Dogs Allowed! Well, if you follow the excursions and advice of one of our favorite small dog travel bloggers, Dog Jaunt, dog moms and dads need not fret!
The founder of Dog Jaunt, Mary Alice Pompitus, has released her very first book with the dog traveler in mind. For over 20 years of dog travel, I’ve heard countless numbers of fellow travelers say, “I wish we could’ve brought ours along!” If these folks had a copy of Bone Voyage: Travel With Your Pet, their travels would have been so much easier.
Here’s our top 8 reasons we love the new Bone Voyage book from the founder of Dog Jaunt:
8 Solid Information You Can Use And Apply: I am so tired of books that promise they’ll give travel advice to dog parents and fill the pages with fluff and filler instead. Pompitus delivers with hands-on, doable recommendations and tips to make planning and taking a dog-friendly trip a breeze.
7 Flying With Your Pet: Though we do not travel with our dog via plane (he is too big and will never be considered “luggage” or “cargo”), if you have a small dog and can board them with you, Bone Voyage walks you through the entire process. From what to expect when flying to what to do in cabin, and even what carriers are allowed on airplanes.
6 Bus, Trains, And Boats: A section on these types of travel is included in the book, which is a boon for us pet parents who take the roads less traveled and utilize a variety of transport methods.
5 Dog-Friendly Restaurants: “Waiter, a doggie bag, please!” Even better, take your dog with you to a Fido-friendly eatery or outdoor café. Call ahead or log online to locate eateries which have special Fido-friendly sections in their outdoor patios. Dogs-welcomed policies are kept in place because of responsible owners, so do keep barking and begging to a minimum. There is an entire section on dog-friendly restaurants in this book.
4 Pet Togethers: If you don’t know what these are, Pompitus explains in the book. Not to be missed if you like socializing with other pet parents.
3 Ideas for Cool Pet-Friendly Places: If you peruse through the archives of Fidose of Reality, you know we love to travel with our dog and have made many recommendations on where to stay. Bone Appetite does the same and adds their personal, hands-on experience to the prose. Bonus: The e-book has clickable links for further info to enhance your trip planning details.
2 Humor and Flavor: Mary Alice Pompitus is a fun and informative writer. Travel books can sound mundane, but with the flavorful humor and stylings of the Dog Jaunt founder, this is an enjoyable read (and one of those books you share with a friend).
1 The Whole She-Bang: And the number one reason we love this book is because it is not the size of a Bible. At almost 100 pages, each section is packed and gives the pet traveler exactly what he or she needs for a successful trip. Keep in mind that a trip means to the dog park, overseas, or just a local jaunt around your town.
OUR CONTEST IS CLOSED AND THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED!! HERE ARE OUR THREE WINNERS:
|Christina Conley Berry|
|Tenacious Little Terrier|
We encourage you to check out Bone Voyage, as you can order a copy on Amazon.com in either Kindle Edition or paperback.
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