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Category Archives: Travel

Mush-Do: Here’s Your Chance to Go Dogsledding in the Boundary Waters

When Wilderness Inquiry asked us to spread the woof about their Boundary Waters Winter Adventure, we answered with a resounding “pup yeah!” A long weekend spent in cozy lodge accommodations in one of the coolest parts of MN? Check. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, and hiking? Check. Home-cooked meals, snacks, and bottomless cups of fireside hot … Read More

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Good Dog’s Guide to Hiking Etiquette

This is a guest post from The Adventure Dog Blog, where Danielle Lindblom shares her adventures in hiking, camping, and traveling with her Border Collies. Who doesn’t love hitting the trail with their favorite four-legged friend? The open air, reconnecting with nature, and exploring new places is good for the body and the soul. To have … Read More

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2016 Guide to Dog-Friendly Christmas Tree Farms

Pining for winter fun outside with your dog? How ’bout a romp through a dog-friendly Christmas tree farm! We rounded up eight heavenly-scented and ever-fresh picks for you and your pup to explore to your hearts’ — and paws’ — content. And as every good dog knows, always obey the rules of the rows: Use a standard, non-retractable … Read More

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The Adventure Dogs Visit William O’Brien State Park

We’re thrilled to welcome another guest post from The Adventure Dog Blog, where Danielle Lindblom shares her adventures in hiking, camping, and traveling with her Border Collies. You may have read my review of Afton State Park and thought “Wow! That sounds rugged. Got anything less strenuous?” I do! Welcome to William O’Brien State Park, … Read More

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6 State Parks to Visit (for Free!) with Fido on Black Friday

We’re thrilled to welcome another guest post from The Adventure Dog Blog, where Danielle Lindblom shares her adventures in hiking, camping, and traveling with her Border Collies. Breaking news! Minnesota State Parks and Trails will be open and FREE to the public to #optoutside this Black Friday, November 25. What better way to work off all … Read More

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Minnesota’s Adventure Dogs Visit Afton State Park

We’re thrilled to welcome a guest post from The Adventure Dog Blog, where Danielle Lindblom shares her adventures in hiking, camping, and traveling with her Border Collies. Every hiking adventure near the St. Croix River is amazing, and Afton State Park is no exception. Close enough to the Twin Cities to be convenient, far enough … Read More

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What Happened When These MN Apple Orchards Went Dog-Friendly

This fall we published our annual guide to dog-friendly apple orchards and your dogs went bananas for it (so to speak). We so love seeing pics of your happy pooches strolling through rows of apples and pumpkins, and — perhaps most of all — stopping for a pic behind those cheesy face-cutout thingies. Without further adoo, … Read More

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Take your Pick: MN’s Dog-Friendly Apple Orchards

Our autumn. An all-too-fleeting beauty with a bit of a bite, and a fave season for many. Naturally, we Minnesotans make a point of packing in as many outdoor activities as pawsible before the cold and snow dictate our choices. There’s no shortage of things to doo, and a few that are practically required, like … Read More

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Furbulous Fall MN Getaways for You and Your Dog

The blue sky, the crisp air, the intriguing new scents. As in, the turtle pancakes your dog is performing the tuck ‘n roll on. Er, is that just us? We digress. While those turtles begin their slow migration to dog-knows-where, ’tis the time of year we Minnesotans look forward to our own mini migrations. We’re entering … Read More

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Safe Travels: Do Pet Restraints Work?

“Wanna go for a ride in the car?” These eight little words create a magical phrase and magnetic pull strong enough to rouse pups from sleep, distract them from their toys and treats, and induce a squirrel-chase u-turn. Most dogs adore this simple pleasure, and many of us are guilty of letting them perch in our laps with … Read More

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