Woof Woof Travels to Tucson, Arizona – Second Stop

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Second Stop: The Downtown Clifton Hotel

After spending the first night in Tucson at The Lodge, Woof Woof was ready to explore the city. He chose to stay at the Downtown Clifton Hotel. During the day, the outside looks like any basic motel. From the inside, it’s a trendy room with local furniture, snacks and vacation reading. The flat screen television has Roku and Netflix services.

The Mexican blanket and wood bed were Woof Woof’s favorite feature. As soon as he entered the room, he went straight for the bed covered with a Mexican blanket. He didn’t bother to sniff his other surroundings. He just stood with his front paws on the bed, signaling he wanted to be lifted on top.

In town, Woof Woof dined at the Guadalajara Original Grill in Tucson. It’s a local’s favorite. They’re known for homemade salsa and fabulous fajitas. Of course, Woof Woof ordered the fajitas at the outdoor tables. He skipped the onions and salsa. We filled exactly one tortilla for him. He had a bowl of water to wash down his meal.

For sightseeing, we took him for a drive up the Santana Catalina Mountains. He took turns looking out side windows and the windshield to get all views as we climbed over 5,000 feet. While he sided against hiking at the top where he wouldn’t get eaten by mountain lions, he enjoyed his trip.

When he returned to the hotel, it was well lit by strings of light over the courtyard. It highlighted the boxed cactus garden accenting the door to our room.

In the morning, he was ready for breakfast. The Downtown Clifton isn’t one of those continental breakfast places with cereal, milk, and pastries. They give you a $10 gift certificate for the 5 Points Market. It’s an organic eatery with dishes such as breakfast salads with eggs served over butternut squash. He chose a side of bacon with a piece of the seared butternut squash. He stopped at one slice of bacon to not overstuff himself. He’s health conscious.

If visiting Tucson, checkout the National Park Services Pet Information for Tucson, The Downtown Clifton, 5 Points Market, and Guadalajara Original Grill.

Woof Woof Travels
Woof Woof, a 6-month mini schnauzer, is our official travel blogger. He travels the world reviewing hotels, restaurants and his experiences. Check out his columns every Wednesday. The column is co-written by his dog parent, travel writer Reyna Gobel. Her travel articles have published in Costco Connection, Southwest Spirit, American Way, and Hemispheres.

Woof Woof Travels to Tucson, Arizona – First Stop

Lodge at Ventana Canyon, Tucson, AZ

Lodge at Ventana Canyon, Tucson, AZ

First Stop: The Lodge at Ventana Canyon

Woof Woof lives in New York City and wanted his first night’s stay to be at a place that was away from the city. He chose The Lodge at Ventana Canyon. The place was so dog friendly that he was given a dog toy in a bag that says, “Someday I hope to be the person my dog thinks I am.“

For added canine pleasure, request a corner room with a mountain view. On the corner, your dog can see mountain views from both sides. There are two sliding glass doors that lead onto acres of green grass. Woof Woof enjoyed looking out the windows and the glass doors that open on to the grass for his morning walks. He greatly enjoyed the no cellphone policy throughout the property.

The room itself was 800 square feet. There’s a full kitchen, dining area, living room and ginormous shower with a glass door. Woof Woof loved rounding the corner with his new dog toy. He had tons of space to play and it added to his tranquil but playful experience.

For the humans, there are two golf courses, tennis courts and a resort pool. The mountain golf course is a mini course with 3 holes. It’s known for the views and being amid the natural cactus plants. Then the Canyon course has 18 holes. Groups will come in to share the large rooms and can always bring their dogs. There is a $100 pet fee per stay, whether you are bringing dogs of any size or your cat.

There are trails you can walk to from the hotel. However, they don’t allow dogs. In the Tucson area there is a fear of small animals like dogs attracting mountain lions. Both the human and dog may get eaten.

Instead, it’s suggested to take your dog to the trails on top of the Santana Catalina Mountains. Dogs are safer there but you still have to watch for bears.

For more on the Lodge at Ventana Canyon, checkout thelodgeatventanacanyon.com

Woof Woof Travels
Woof Woof, a 6-month mini schnauzer, is our official travel blogger. He travels the world reviewing hotels, restaurants and his experiences. Check out his columns every Wednesday. The column is co-written by his dog parent, travel writer Reyna Gobel. Her travel articles have published in Costco Connection, Southwest Spirit, American Way, and Hemispheres.

Woof Woof Gets His Astrology Reading in Sedona, Arizona

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Sedona, Arizona is known as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Because of the energy vortex, a place in the mountains where Native Americans believe energies merge from both the spirit world and the world of the living. Woof Woof took a tour of the vortex with Debra who worked with Deepak Choprah. At the vortex, he drank from the creek. He put his feet in, but not the rest of his body. This is his common practice with any body of water and even with bathtubs and showers. He wants to be near the water but never fully commits. Oddly enough, his horoscope explained this and other behaviors.

Alexander Hunter, world renowned astrologer, went over Woof Woof’s birth chart with me. He said Woof Woof is a Pisces, a water sign, but his moon is dually in Aquarius and Venus. Pets in Aquarius don’t like water. They’re more cautious. So he loves the water in a cautious way.

Woof Woof is an observer. Whether he’s off-leash at the park, looking at the mountains in Arizona or in his favorite coffee shop, he takes time out to observe the world around him. He’ll sit or stand quietly and move his head every which way to see all viewpoints. His observation skills is what makes him a great travel writer. Astrologically, these skills come from both his sun sign of Pisces and his Mars sign of Sagittarius. Those born in the sun sign of Pisces are highly intelligent. That’s where the observation comes from. Those born under Sagittarius are travelers. If Woof Woof was a human, he’d be a world traveler.

Because of his moon also having Venus influence, he’s highly sensitive and a natural empath. He can absorb emotion and let it go into the universe. Woof Woof is very kind. He always socializes new puppies at the dog park. When someone is sad, I hand them Woof Woof and he stays still while they hold him and often licks their face exactly once. He’s a natural healer. With his sensitivity and his healing capabilities, he’d probably be in doctors without borders as a human. Part of this also comes from his Neptune influence.

He’s also highly intuitive. Woof Woof has three modes with people: loves them, indifferent and disgust. Disgust is rare. There are two people that walk by in the park that he just runs up to and repeatedly barks at. Alex says be wary of them. Woof Woof has good instinct. Alex adviced me to stay away from people he doesn’t like. Most of my friends all in the love category. One or two he’s indifferent with. I have one friend that if anyone else I know says anything negative about him, he barks at them. He’s his favorite person other than me.

In summary, Alex says all dogs are special but Woof Woof is really special and meant to be a star. I’m most proud of his empathic abilities to heal the emotions of those around him.

To book an energy tour go to sedonanewagestore.com or call 928-282-7220.

Woof Woof Travels
Woof Woof, a 6-month mini schnauzer, is our official travel blogger. He travels the world reviewing hotels, restaurants and his experiences. Check out his columns every Wednesday. The column is co-written by his dog parent, travel writer Reyna Gobel. Her travel articles have published in Costco Connection, Southwest Spirit, American Way, and Hemispheres.

 

Woof Woof Reviews New York City Fashion Week

 

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Woof Woof always had a penchant for fashion and lifestyle. He picked a pair of my heels that were out style as one of his first chew toys. He favors savory over sweet treats. He only likes lean cuts of steak and rejected a fatty steak bone. So it makes sense that he was the only dog reviewing the Dog and Co. Fashion Show in New York City. He sat next to a seat marked for Teen Vogue in the press section.

 

The fashion was really cute and affordable. Woof Woof let me know he approved of his black sweatshirt with metallic sleeves and hood by not trying to remove it with paws or teeth. The sweatshirt is designed by Eye of Dog.

He took his red carpet pic and then went hunting for other dogs to play with. He picked a Dachshund named Bowser adorned in a leopard print hoodie and grey backpack to be his playmate. Bowser is adoptable from PetStarzRescue. So is Matilda the Chihuahua who sported a heart shirt and Leo, a Min Pin, who contrasted his black hoodie with a red harness.

Woof Woof acted disinterested in the fashion show itself, ignoring the dog on a skateboard. He chose instead to quietly clean himself at the end of the runway.

When the show was over, he took a stroll to Ellary’s, an organic eatery that offered him a watermelon juice ice pop on a bison stick. He finished his day at the Morganthal Frederics Eyewear, where he was handed a dog biscuit next to $2,000 Cartier glasses. With the exception of most restaurants, all shops in The Shops at Columbus Circle aren’t just dog friendly but dog encouraging. They want you to bring your furry friends, whether you’re going to Michael Kors, Hugo Boss or H & M. The shopping center is located just across the street from Central Park, the largest park in the city. Dog & Co. is located next door in the shops near the Columbus Circle subway station. Woof Woof loves the shop because #woof is written on the store window.

To shop Woof Woof’s look or other snazzy, very human like dog clothes, check shopdogandco.com.

Woof Woof Travels
Woof Woof, a 6-month mini schnauzer, is our official travel blogger. He travels the world reviewing hotels, restaurants and his experiences. Check out his columns every Wednesday. The column is co-written by his dog parent, travel writer Reyna Gobel. Her travel articles have published in Costco Connection, Southwest Spirit, American Way, and Hemispheres.