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Fall Pet Travel: Scenic, Spooky, and Splendid

German Shepherd and Greyhound Hiking
Morgan and Bunny from Tales and Tails blog enjoying the fall scenery at Illinois’s Starved Rock State Park. Photo courtesy of Carrie Noar.

Pet Travel Thursday

Destination: various sites of autumn beauty and ghostly happenings

By Pamela Douglas Webster

With a nip in the air, many Americans start thinking of spooks, falling leaves, and winterizing their homes. My thoughts turn to taking a road trip with my dog.

Summer is wonderful for travel. But pet-friendly travel is risky in the heat. One long line at a rest stop ladies room could cause terrible suffering, for your dog if you decide to wait and for yourself if you don’t. Continue reading Fall Pet Travel: Scenic, Spooky, and Splendid

Machu Picchu: 100 Years

cuatroañosenflickr At Machu Picchu
At Machu Picchu

Destination: Peru

Book: Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time (NEW: June 2011) by Mark Adams

I’m celebrating the anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu this week, although for some reason the Peruvian government jumped the gun and celebrated early–on July 8.

Sometimes I really love this job. Once again I am able to read and share a book that amuses, amazes, and inspires the reader to pack her bags and hit the road. In this case a VERY old road in South America, known as The Inca Trail.  There are actually a lot of Inca trails, as Mark Adams discovers in [amazon_link id=”0525952241″ target=”_blank” ]Turn Right at Machu Picchu[/amazon_link]. Continue reading Machu Picchu: 100 Years