A writer’s blood, sweat and tears

I'm writing this blog post on an airplane as I fly from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta for a four-day stay at Casa Aramara, a fabulous villa that just became available to the public. Well, the public that can afford its $15,000-$30,000 nightly rate. I'm not a one-percenter, but instead a freelance travel writer on a press junket with other journalists whom I will meet when I land. … [Read more...]

Dog Lovers on tour

Kelly E. Carter The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel

Dog lovers get ready! Coming soon to a city near you: New York Times bestselling author Kelly E. Carter, with her jetsetting pooch Lucy, signing copies of her newest book, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel.  And maybe not. … [Read more...]

Upstaged by a big dog

Kelly E Carter pet travel expert

Actors know never to work with a baby or dog because they know they're going to get upstaged. Journalists need to be aware also, otherwise you could end up like me and my pooch Lucy. We were upstaged by an unusual-looking, big dog named Bird, whose personality and stature outshines my pint-sized pup's cuteness. … [Read more...]

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...]