The joy of customer service

I was parked next to the information desk at Washington Union Station during afternoon rush hour, watching thousands of fellow Maryland commuters come and go. Someone I’d never met or seen before was supposed to find me there.

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Take your dog to the great outdoors!

(Guest post by Aurora James of dogetiquette.info)

There aren’t many vacations where you can take your pooch with you. Camping is the exception. You would love to have your best friend with you, right? He would love it, too.

If you want to take him, you should do a little advance planning for his safety.

How do I locate dog-friendly campsites?

What are the potential camping-related dangers for my dog?

Gear:

What packing checklist should I follow?

What should I put in my dog’s first aid kit?

Is a collar or harness best for my dog during our camping trip?

Now that you know how to do it safely, start planning that trip! Your dog will love hiking, climbing and swimming with you wherever you go. At the end of the day, toast him a marshmallow to share with him by the campfire, then curl up with him in your tent. You’ll make lasting memories with him.

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Dear First-Time Renters,

Renting out Roxanne is more of a hobby than a business. We meet some interesting people and hear stories from the road, and bring in a little extra cash to cover our own travel and improvements to our sticks-and-bricks house. For the more entrepreneurial or handy set, rentals can be a full-time living. For us, it’s much more of a side hustle. So we can be very choosy about who rents, and we are.

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