The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel

pet travel expert Kelly E. Carter The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel National Geographic

The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel, written by New York Times bestselling author Kelly E. Carter, is National Geographic’s ultimate resource for traveling with your furry friend. This 280-page tail-all, which earned Kelly a prestigious Lowell Thomas Award, features hundreds of dog-friendly places to pamper your pooch, from doggie daycare to canine cruises. Special features include walks you can take with your dog, insider tips from local pet parents on how to best enjoy their area with a pup, and … [Read more...]

Now that The Jet Set Pets has launched

I can't believe that it's been five months since I've updated this Eat, Drink and Pray for Love blog! Well, I have a good reason for neglecting my personal ramblings: my pet project, literally, The Jet Set Pets. Finally, after 13 hard months, The Jet Set Pets finally launched in March. I don't know which was more challenging: delivering the manuscript for Come to Win or building a website. Just like the hard work Venus Williams, the publisher Amistad (an imprint of Harper  Collins) and I put … [Read more...]

Happy Anniversary to me and Lucy!

Kelly and Lucy at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel

Today marks the 10th anniversary of when I met Lucy. When I awoke this morning, I went to her bed, bent down, gave her a kiss on her head and whispered "Happy anniversary. I love you," in her ear. She responded with wet licks across my nose. I'm not quite sure how we'll honor this day. I wanted to have a party tonight to celebrate our decade together and the launch of my new luxury pet travel site, The Jet Set Pets, but the site isn't quite ready. Maybe we'll go to a dog bakery though Lucy … [Read more...]

Dogs trending now

Reading Susan Orlean's opinion piece in today's New York Times on the decline in popularity of the German Shepherd sent me back to my childhood when our family had a German Shepherd. I don't remember much about that dog except that he wasn't with us very long -- unlike our darling French poodle, who was part of our family until her death. The one thing I do remember about the German Shepherd was his bark being so forceful that it once knocked down the Christmas cards perched on the fireplace … [Read more...]