Essential Pittsburgh
8:26 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

The New Girl in Town Talks Travel, With A Pet

Don't we all love fresh hotel linens?
Don't we all love fresh hotel linens?
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If you own a pet chances are you consider them a member of the family. So why wouldn’t you take them on the family vacation? This week contributor Elaine Labalme offers tips on traveling with your pet.

Start with the Transportation Security Adminsitration or TSA, for basics on how to travel safely and efficiently. Then Elaine points out Kimpton Hotels and Affinia Hotels for some pet-friendly accommodations.  For additional ideas, the folks at PetsWelcome.Com offer Fido friendly vacation rental options, whether you're looking for campgrounds or a bed and breakfast. They can even point you in the direction of an emergency vet when you're on the road.

Guest: Elaine Labalme is our weekly travel contributor and a writer for Pop City