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Four Tips for Picture-Perfect Pet Photos


If you’re among the many travelers whose vacations wouldn’t be complete without their favorite fur balls along for the fun, join the club. To demonstrate some of the attributes that make for great vacation photos — and photo contest entries — here’s a selection of irresistible finalists from last year’s AAA PetBook Photo Contest. Each year, two winning entries are ... Read More »

Smyrna Dunes Park Is for the Dogs (Literally)


Smyrna Dunes Park (a.k.a. “Dog Beach”) in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, is more than aptly named. After spending a day here with my canine pal, I realized that not much about this beach caters to humans. There are more amenities and facilities for your dog than for yourself. People definitely take second place at this beach. Before you head here, ... Read More »

Washington’s Grant County — from a Pet’s Perspective

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Enough of the Seattle rain already. I was ready for some sun and some fun! I’m sure my two-legged pet parents were thinking the same thing as they pulled out the Washington state map and the overnight bags. Yeah, road trip! I love road trips. My pet mom packed a bag for me and insisted I get dressed up when ... Read More »

AAA PetBook Makes Traveling with Your Pet 14,000 Times Easier

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AAA has released the newest version of the popular Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook®. Now in its 15th edition, the guide features more than 14,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and campgrounds that welcome travelers and their four-legged friends. The annually updated guidebook provides detailed information for finding and selecting the right place to stay, hotel pet ... Read More »

2013 Petbook Photo Contest Winners

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Two dogs from California took top honors in the latest annual AAA PetBook® Photo Contest sponsored by Best Western, a AAA Preferred Hotel Partner. The furry champions are featured on the 15th edition Traveling With Your Pet: The AAA PetBook®, coming this May. Along with cover fame, winners receive additional contest prizes, including cash, pet treats, copies of the book ... Read More »

Unleash Your Pet’s Cuteness in AAA PetBook Photo Contest

Petbook Runner Up Grab your camera and capture your pet enjoying fun vacation activities in breathtaking settings. Enter your best shot by Nov. 30 in the annual AAA PetBook Photo Contest sponsored by Best Western. Entries are judged on artistic qualities and the ability to convey the joys of safely traveling with a pet. Candid photos are preferred. Access contest ... Read More »

Top Accommodation Needs Among Pet Travelers

Fida and Tara Varma For many Americans, taking pets along on vacation can make the experience more fun for the whole family. A full 51 percent of travelers with pets say they would bring their pets along on every vacation if they could, according to a recent AAA/Best Western survey of individuals who traveled with their pets in the last ... Read More »

Last Minute Travel Planning

Last Minute Travel Exactly how much planning can you possibly do when you’re travelling at the last minute?  Unfortunately, not a lot. Recently my parents and I had to make last minute travel plans to Illinois. While we all wish that last minute travel is for fun reasons, more often than not, they are made due to a death in ... Read More »

AAA PetBook Offers Traveling Pet Owners More Than 14,000 Places to Stay and Play

Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook Does your ideal vacation include your furry family members? For many Americans, Fido and Fluffy are essential participants in family outings. But they can pose some challenges when it comes to travel arrangements. Concerns range from locating pet-friendly establishments to finding reliable trip planning information and advice. For these travelers, the newly released ... Read More »

Cutest Pet Bragging Rights Up for Grabs in AAA PetBook Photo Contest

Editor’s Pick from the 2010 PetBook contest Entries are welcome through Nov. 30, winning pets to appear on cover of next edition Ever witnessed a group of pet lovers passing around their cell phones to show off photos of their favorite furry friends? Winners of the annual AAA PetBook Photo Contest can top that with pictures of their pet on ... Read More »