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Waterfalls and Wildflowers With Your Dog
Published on March 22, 2017
With record precipitation wetting our world of late, it’s no wonder Northern California waterfalls are gushing. A heavy snow pack means the torrents will roar into summer, but, that said, there’s no time like the present for putting paws to the waterfall path. A bonus for March and April: wildflowers bursting into bloom almost everywhere you look. Pose your dog in a patch of poppies and capture a memorable image from your spring fling.   more »
Dog-friendly Surf City USA
Published on March 8, 2017
Surf City USA has truly gone to the dogs… and that’s a good thing. by guest blogger Chris Epting "Our Marilyn is 11 years old now, and she’s lived in Huntington Beach all her life. We rescued her after hearing about a litter of puppies that had been abandoned in a Bakersfield barn in the middle of nowhere, and since that day she chose us, we’ve enjoyed adventure after adventure. A photo of her about eight years ago, kissing my daughter, landed her on Animal Planet, but it never went to her head. She loves road trips and family time, but I think that, best of all, she enjoys living in one of the most beautiful, pet-friendly cities on earth. Welcome to Huntington Beach, a.k.a. Surf City USA."   more »
Cozy Cabins and Winter Specials For You and Your Dog
Published on February 24, 2017
As winter wanes and fruit trees bud, thoughts turn to one last cool-weather getaway before the emergence of spring. What better place to retreat than to a cozy room where you and your significant others (four-legged friends included) can settle in for a night or two of toasty bliss?   more »
It's Dog Travel Season in Napa Valley
Published on February 8, 2017
Just saying the words “Napa Valley” is enough to conjure the good life—and what makes the good life even better at this time of year is elbow room. The valley exhales in winter. Hotels offer their lowest rates of the year, restaurant reservations are easy to come by and you’re likely to find yourself (and your dog) among just a few guests in a popular tasting room. Here are our suggestions for visiting Napa Valley during what locals call "Cabernet Season."   more »
Snow Play With Your Dog
Published on January 25, 2017
If you haven’t yet been up to the snow this season, you’ve surely seen the amazing footage on TV or online. Record snowfall with more to come equals the best conditions in years— not just for skiers, but for winter recreation with your dog. There’s lots to bark about, whether you’re a seasoned snow-venturer or it’s your first time to visit the white stuff with your dog.   more »
DogTrekker Road Trip: Oregon, Here We Come
Published on December 28, 2016
Sure, California is a great state. But there’s a reason so many Californians vacation in (and even move to) Oregon. Our neighbor to the north offers not just a change of scenery and zero state sales tax, but dog-friendly opportunities at every turn. Here’s a look at some of the most dog-friendly destinations in the Beaver State, along with the resources you need to find more places the two of you can roam.   more »
Mendocino County: A Winter’s Tale for You And Your Dog
Published on December 14, 2016
Mendocino County’s sculpted coastline, redwood forests and wine-producing valleys are always seductive, but in winter, food, festivals and low-season lodging deals provide extra incentives for a visit. Button up your jacket and give Rover a scratch behind the ears as you congratulate yourself on choosing one of the most dog-friendly destinations in the country.   more »
DogTrekker Holiday Issue
Published on November 30, 2016
Yikes—Turkey Day has come and gone and the leftovers are being gobbled up fast. Time to switch gears, put up the Christmas lights, pull out the light-up holiday dog collar (you have one, don’t you?) and plan some excursions that will fill you both with the joy of the season.   more »
Canine Chill-out in Greater Palm Springs
Published on November 15, 2016
If your vision of a California desert vacation includes blue sky, purple mountains, turquoise pools and nodding palm trees, you’ve come to the right place. Greater Palm Springs caters to everyone from Hollywood celebrities to snowbirds to avowed desert rats—all demographics that include a lot of DogTrekkers. Our friends at Visit Greater Palm Springs want you to find your oasis in the nine cities that make up the Coachella Valley. Here are some great ideas for making that happen.   more »
Endless Summer on the California Coast
Published on October 30, 2016
While the rainy season sets in over Northern California and snow season brings much-welcomed white stuff to the Sierra Nevada, California’s central and southern coasts settle into an off-season defined by delightful temperatures and ample opportunity for you and your four-legged travel companions to enjoy the best of the best without summer prices or crowds.   more »
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