Getting Ready for Toronto

It’s almost time! Friday I’m flying out for a weekend of networking, workshops, and adventure for the TBEX Travel Bloggers Conference. I’ve been counting down the days since I registered in April. My new business cards have arrived, my media kit is ready (both digital and hardcopy), and I’m excited to meet my fellow travel bloggers. See you soon!
 
I’m packing my suitcase with chic, comfy clothes, scarves to keep warm during workshops, a couple of fun spring dresses for nights out, and clothes for my biking adventure around Toronto courtesy of Tourism Toronto!
 
Getting Ready for Toronto
 
 
 
Check in with me on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook to see how the conference is going, info on the beautiful city of Toronto, fab updates, and a giveaway!

Pups on the Go + Giveaway

Pups of the Go

Happy Tuesday! When you take a trip do you usually bring your pup(s) with you, leave them with friends, or board them? I recently had a chat with leading dog industry expert and professional dog trainer Kimberly Marie Freeman and she has some great tips on how to make traveling with your pup easier and safer.

Before You Leave

___  Get health certificate from vet

___  Refill prescription medications your dog needs

___  Immunization Records

___ Create a folder on Google docs (or similar) with a picture of your dog, vet records, microchip number, etc… that you can access from     anywhere online)

For Journey

___  Food Bowl

___  Water Bowl

___ Enough food for the journey

___ Water

___ Blanket

___ Collapsible crate

___ Dog restraint with seatbelt clips or crate for car travel

___  ID on collar with Cell phone number and e-mail address (also put your cell number directly on the collar in case the tag falls off)

___ Collar and Leash

To Pack

___  clip-on water bowl for hikes and days out

___  dog backpack for hikes

___  Food, portioned out for trip duration

___  Bottled water

___  Bed

___  Crate if your dog needs one

___  Favorite Toys

___  Training Treats

___  Extra Collar, ID and leash

___  Poop bags

___  Dog life vest if you’re headed to the beach or lake

___  A photograph of your dog in case he is lost

___  Your dog’s microchip number

___  Your veterinarian’s phone number

___  A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) or health certificate if crossing state lines

___  Shampoo and dog brush

___  2 or 3 old towels for cleanup

___  Sheets for covering hotel beds

___  Wipes for cleaning your dog’s muddy paws

___  First aid kit including antihistamine for allergies, motion sickness medicine, anti-diarrhea medicine

___  Blanket

City Dog Expert founder, Pro Trainer, and Rescue Advocate Kimberly Marie Freeman has been a leading dog industry expert for 8 years both in the UK and USA. She started her first company while living in Scotland, http://sit-stay.co.uk, when she realized that there was a shortage of people to assist pet owners in need (i.e when or if you were to get sick and couldn’t walk your dog). The company became so popular that it grew to be the largest companies of its kind on the East Coast of Scotland.

With the success of her business Kimberly was ready to pursue her second passion, acting, so she moved to the U.S after getting accepted into a prestigious acting school in NYC. Her love of dogs and helping those in owners in need remained near and dear to her heart so she decided to bring Sit and Stay to NYC and began, City Sit Stay, where she provides private and group training lessons for all ages of dog.

Last year she launched City Dog Expert after realizing the tremendous difficulties dog owners in NYC  and other big cities have in finding products, events and things to do that are specifically designed for a dog in the city. Visit her website for more tips and check out the work she is doing with her team to support dogs, cats, and families affected by the tornado in Oklahoma – Operation OK Dog

A Special Giveaway For You and Your Pup!

On the Go Water Bowl by Sturdi Products

Organic Dog Treats from

Low Calorie, Low Fat Snack Bits from Dog Slim

Waste Bags

Organic Dewormer

Organic Flea Repellant

Shampoo from Organic Oscar

Hydration Pouches from Troff

Wet Wipes

The Bed Time Book for Dogs by Bruce Littlefield

And a little something for you :)

Erick’s Hope‘ by Andrew Chilcote and Sara Burden

How to Enter: Leave a comment below telling me your favorite trip taken with your dog and when you have completed the following

  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet “Check out this amazing giveaway from @agirltravels!”

The winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Until Next Time -xo AGT

Weekends in the Hamptons

When city dwellers want to escape the concrete jungle, take a more leisurely pace, put their toes in the sand, and live in the moment without being too far from home.
Weekends in the Hamptons