Top 10 Reasons to Stay at Hotel Monaco San Francisco


1. Stylish, Hip, Gorgeous Decor The Hotel Monaco has been recently renovated thanks to the inspiration of the Founder Bill Kimpton. This luxurious boutique hotel is one of my favorite places to stay. The four star hotel has a whimsical and bold design which is evident throughout the building straight to your bedroom. The rooms have […]

Duncan Does Del Mar

Seagrove Park

As my yellow lab Duncan and I discovered, Del Mar goes out of its way to make its four-legged friends feel at home. Most importantly, Del Mar allows dogs beach access nine months of the year along a two-mile stretch, one of the most generous policies around. There are some rules to follow; you can […]

Dog Friendly Stowe Mountain Lodge

At SM Lodge

By correspondents Georgie Jet and Highroad Cam and Baci too! At 4,395 feet, Stowe’s Mount Mansfield wins the honor as the highest point in Vermont.  It seems only natural and fitting that, as of four years ago, the Stowe Mountain Resort has elevated its stature to a level worthy of this great New England […]

Santa Barbara dog parks and dog-friendly trails

Dog-friendly Santa Barbara

If you and your dog are visiting Santa Barbara and want to venture beyond the lovely beach at the Four Seasons Biltmore, here are some great options: Arroyo Burro Beach Park, 2981 Cliff Drive: On and off leash.  Locals call it Hendry’s Beach, and dogs call it heaven.  Self-service dog washing stations available. Rincon Park […]

Duncan’s 10 reasons to stay at the Santa Barbara Biltmore

The Biltmore Hotel

A DOG’S EYE VIEW  When friends from the East coast recently told me that they’d be staying at Santa Barbara’s Four Seasons Biltmore, I turned to my Labrador, Duncan, and said, “Road trip.” Here are some reasons you, too, should consider taking your dog to this world-famous hotel. 1. Duncan would tell you that the […]

Dog-friendly spots in Santa Barbara


Here are some places that the Four Seasons Biltmore recommends: The Natural Café, 508 State Street:  Good for your health and your pocketbook  Pierre Lafond Wine Bistro, 516 State Street:  California bistro cuisine designed to compliment the wines of local Lafond Vineyards. Pierre Lafond Montecito Wine Bistro, 516 San Ysidro Road: More casual, just as […]