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Chimney Rock Park: Stairway to Bliss

Chimney Rock Park is named after a 535-million-year-old monolith rock in the Hickory Nut gorge. If you are planning to visit Asheville, Biltmore Estate, or the Blue Ridge Mountains, you must plan a visit to see Chimney Rock. Although you…

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Dog Walking Tour: Top 5 Considerations

Everyone knows to research a guided walking tour on a vacation but did you ever think about booking a dog walking tour? Guided tours are my #1 recommendation for learning about the locale (as well as getting a local’s…

Pet-Centric Washington DC

DC Dog Guide to Cherry Blossoms

You’ll need a DC Dog Guide to Cherry Blossoms if you are visiting the Tidal Basin to see the Yoshino trees. Washington DC’s famed Japanese cherry trees reached peak blossom stage March 22-25, 2022–which drew the crowds and dogs.…

Animals Pet-Centric Reflections

Puppy’s First Snow Day

On January 3, I looked out my balcony at 6 am to discover snow flurries falling in Washington DC. I couldn’t believe it. I fell asleep dreaming of snow. I woke up ready to make a snow angel. My…

Pet-Centric Washington DC

Puppy Trek at the National Arboretum

Take a puppy trek at the National Arboretum in Washington D.C. on the weekend—or enjoy a day off from work during the week—if you really love your canine. “Live. Laugh. Bark.” Unknown This is Dog World USA—sticks, mulch, pebbles,…

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Chasing Misty of Chincoteague in Virginia

Chasing Misty of Chincoteague—the world’s most famous pony after Black Beauty—down to a barrier island in Virginia is probably not everybody’s idea of a vacation. But as an English major, I romanticize all authors who create novels that had…

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Traveling Cat: On The Road Again

I get a few raised eyebrows whenever I mention traveling with my Siamese cats. Isn’t that a little crazy they seem to imply as they cock their head at the suggestion of a traveling cat? Nope. Everyone takes their…