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Cat + Harness = Safer Travels

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If you have ever traveled with a cat by car, you know just how quick and agile they can be. Cats can twist and turn their bodies to fit under, into, or through just about anything.

Tips for Avoiding Home Burglary While You're Traveling

by Ed Forteau / Jul 06, 2011 /
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Travelers can be meticulous researchers - finding the best deals, places to stay, events, things to see while they're traveling. But too often, travelers only think of what they are doing while they are Away - and not of things back at home. Sure, you've got your pets in the kennel and the plants on an auto-watering system. But there are specific things that you can do to keep your home safe, while you're away. It is one of our worst nightmares, to come home and find all of our belongings gone.

Top Ten Tips for Budget Travel

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jul 01, 2011 /
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It's hard to save and to budget for travel - and then you arrive at your well-researched, chosen destination - to find that expenses are way more than you anticipated? What can you do?

Here are my Top Ten Tips for Budget Travel.


Information to include on your pet’s identification tag

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Whether home or away, one of the greatest fears of any pet parent is becoming separated from their furry baby.
When traveling, factors including being in unfamiliar surroundings, becoming frightened by a strange noise, sneaking out of a hotel room or even the instinct to run and hide can increase the risk of a dog or cat ‘getting away.’

Book Review: The Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide

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We've enjoyed featuring the extraordinary guidebooks of award-winning author and photographer James Kaiser here on our site. You can read more:

Travel Calm provides stress relief for traveling dogs

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Some dogs simply do not enjoy traveling. Like people, they can be afraid to fly or feel queasy in a car. For these pups – and their humans - a simple trip to the vet can be quite stressful, never mind a flight to a far off destination.

Acadia: The Complete Guide

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Dreaming of summer in Maine, eating lobster, drawing the natural beauty, trying not to get wet at Thunder Hole? Me, too. What's inspired me even MORE this year is an extraordinary guidebook from one of my very favorite authors, James Kaiser - Acadia: The Complete Guide.

Yosemite: The Complete Guide

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I'm so pleased to share the second of our four book reviews/author interviews with extraordinary writer and photographer James Kaiser.

Staigue Fort, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Apr 15, 2011 /
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Driving the Ring of Kerry, and want to get off the beaten path? Head to Staigue Fort - it's between Sneem and Caherciveen, off a tiny road inland. You will drive a very narrow lane, but keep following the signs. There's a visitor centre with films (and a cafe), although we never stopped there. Park your car in the lot and pay your voluntary entrance fee. Skip across the creek, and climb a small hill to get to the fort.

A Finland Husky Adventure

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The only sounds were the swish of the sledge runners, the panting of the dogs and the snapping of twigs as we hurtled through thick pine tree forests cushioned on either side by deep pillows of snow.  In front of us were six strong Husky dogs chosen for their speed and stamina, enthusiastically straining to keep up with a caravanserai of sturdy sledges.