Pet Travel

Truly Pet-Friendly Hotels: The Weekly Wish

September 25, 2014

Many of you know that I’m the proud parent of a sweet, styling, jet-setting little Blue French Bulldog named Miles. He travels with me whenever it’s feasible, and I love having him along. TPG Contributor Nick Ewen is also a dog owner, and like me, he’s encountered some inhospitable policies from hotels that advertise themselves as […]

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Tips for Traveling With Pets: Airline and Hotel Policy Roundup

April 22, 2014

My life changed back in January 2013 when I added a new member to my family – my French bulldog Miles (get it?). Since then, the little guy has traveled all over the US and to Canada with me, and I can’t imagine life without him. However, traveling with a pet is a whole different […]

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What Are Some Tips for Traveling With a Small Dog?

March 2, 2014

The next question is close to my heart, as it concerns my experience of traveling with Miles, my furry little “son.” TPG reader Jeanette posted a question on my Facebook page this week: “I am entering the world of a traveler with a small dog…any tips for flying and hotel stays? This is a first […]

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Are In-Cabin Pet Fees Waived for Elites?

October 20, 2013

Update: The offer mentioned below for the Platinum Card from American Express has expired. View the current offer here. TPG reader Mike will be traveling with his dog over the holidays and wants to avoid the in-cabin pet fee: “I’m flying from LaGuardia to Dallas/Fort-Worth on American Airlines for Christmas with my dog, Edie, and she’s going […]

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Maximizing Miles and Points on Pet Food and Supplies

August 16, 2013

Having a pet is like having a child and as I’ve learned in the past 6 months since getting Miles, the expenses add up quickly. As with most expenses, you have a lot of options where you buy things and how you maximize your miles and points. I’ve been getting better and better at minimizing […]

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Paws For Points: Virgin Australia Launches Frequent Flyer Program For Pets

July 8, 2013

Two of the most important things in my life are my French bulldog, Miles, and maximizing the miles and points that I earn traveling. Miles has already logged in quite a bit of travel including a few transcontinentals and would be well on his way to elite status with American Airlines if he had his […]

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Hotel Review: St. Regis Monarch Beach King Executive “Suite”

March 25, 2013

Miles and I had a pretty extensive trip to California last month, which ended up lasting nearly two weeks. After about 10 days in Los Angeles, we headed down to San Diego for a night to stay at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, and then we decided to visit Laguna Beach for the first […]

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Travel Tuesday Top 10: Things I’ve Learned So Far About Traveling With a Dog

March 12, 2013

As I wrote about last month, I recently got a French Bulldog puppy and to date he has flown with me on 5 segments, 6,527 miles on three different airlines (American, Southwest and Delta). I was nervous about traveling with a pet for the first time since I took him with me in American’s transcontinental […]

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Hotel Review: Staying at the Park Hyatt Aviara With A Pet

March 4, 2013

This past weekend, Miles and I had our first hotel stay together at the Park Hyatt Aviara just north of San Diego. The resort is set about a mile inland from the ocean on a hilltop with great views of the coast. Here’s my video walk through with Miles: The hotel, which used to be […]

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Using Miles to Fly With Miles: My First Time Flying With a Dog on American Airlines in Business Class

February 26, 2013

Last week I took my French bulldog puppy, Miles, on his first in-cabin flight from New York to Los Angeles. Having never flown with an in-cabin pet, a 5-hour flight was a bit daring for a first outing, but I couldn’t stand the thought of being without him for a whole week while I was […]

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My New Journey: Learning to Travel With a Pet

February 12, 2013

If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Instagram…or pretty much any social media, you’ll know that I recently welcomed a new member into the TPG family: Miles (get it?), my new 3.5 month old French bulldog. My two weeks as a new “parent” have been a real blessing, though at times exhausting. I’ve always […]

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