Great ideas! Especially about pet-friendly places. We were once headed for a family weekend at a posh ski resort (I can't tell you where here -- you'll see why in a minute) and as we all piled into the car with skis, boots, kids and luggage, we realized that we hadn't made plans for Memphis, our new dog. There was nothing to do but let her jump in with the kids in the backseat. We got there, claimed the key to our slope-side condo and signed the registration forms that clearly read "no pets are allowed in the condos."
We kept her leashed and in the car until we checked the hallways and got the door open, then hurried her in before anyone could see her. She clearly knew she was in forbidden territory, because she never barked -- even when the kids in the condo upstairs were raising a ruckus, and she looked furtively around every time we had to take her out, finished quicky and scuttled back in.
We left a generous tip for the cleaning staff in case there was any dog hair to vaccuum up, and ever since have been careful to make sure she'll be welcome when we travel -- or at least make plans for her to visit a friend while we are skiing.
Last edited by Barbara - Luxury Travel; 05/11/07 05:32 PM.