Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dog-Dazzled at BlogPaws DAY ONE!

BlogPaws 2012.....Salt Lake City here we come!

Yup...we've hit the road for the annual BlogPaws Conference...where all things Pet happen! We can't wait to see what is gonna be happenin' at this dog-hop of all dog-hops!

Whoo-Hoo...we're here....drivin' into downtown Salt Lake City ready for the action!
Yup...there it is the grand and beautiful Temple Square!  We have ARRIVED!  Sheraton Hotel is home to BlogPaws 2012...so let's see what we can dog-scover there! 
We arrived JUST in time to catch the Tillman show.  Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog was here with his Natural Balance team...and bark about 'travelin' in style'!  Tillman...you got it made in the shade!

And this is why!  Check out this skateboarding dog-dude IN ACTION! This is one kool video! 

Make sure to watch it....And Norman the Scooter dog too! Now this is what I call a Double Dog Deal!   

Yep, ALL the Dogs in the Know showed up...there were LOTS of Pup-arazzi everywhere! And people-pet experts galore!  Talk about ACTION!  Now THAT is what I call a dog-dandy start to a pet conference!     

So what's this pup gonna do about all this action? 

 Why...get INTO the action! What else!!!! Here I am posing with Norman the Scooter Dog! They were busy shooting his dog-gorgeous celebrity-ism for the Natural Balance 2013 Calendar....and what was Norman wearing? His pup-patriot outfit of course (dog-guessing it will be the July picture...ya think???)   Anyways...I was just there takin' it all in...wearin' MY patriotic hat and tie of course.!  And then what do you know...but there I am next to Norman........now THAT is one big dog, eh?.....and we're getting our pic taken together! WoW...now that is what I call STAR POWER! Too cool! Thanks Norman for takin' your pic with me! I'm dog-dazzled!

And here's Tillman...THE Skateboarding King...after his big appearance!  Worn out Tillman? 
It's A-O-dokie-K in my books if you take a nap on the job!  You've got this whole celebrity scene worked out just fine!

 One more Travelin' Jack photo for Day 1....with the Natural Balance Gal...and BIG Tillman the Stuffed Dog on his skateboard!  One big toy, eh?  Looks just like him too!

Well, that is Day 1...pretty doggone fab, eh?  Stay tuned...and I'll share Day 2 with you tomorrow!  But for now,  I'm tired....
It was a long drive...with lots of great action at BlogPaws 2012!  

Doggie Hugs & Slurpy Kisses!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

BlogPaws 2012 Here I Come!

                                   YAHOO!!!!  I've got my paw on the pulse of pup action!

Yippee-I-O!  Yabba Dabba Doo-Dawg! WOOF! Yup...this pup is sayin' all these things as we head out for the all-FAB BlogPaws 2012  !  In Salt Lake City this year!  Woo-hoo! 

 Can't help but be dog-cited about Welcome signs like this now can ya?  This is MY idea of dog-spitality!  And I'm there BlogPaws!

It's going to be held at the Sheraton Hotel....hope they recognize this Travelin' Jack star power when I arrive!  I'm NOT carrying any suitcases.....no siree....doggeee!  I know how to travel in style!
 Oh....can't wait to see all my friends from last year's BlogPaws...like Tango the Fire Safety Dog here with his fab person Dayna.....See ya SOON Tango!

 There's a dog-dandy indoor PET PARK at this conference.  Now they have thought of EVERYTHING, haven't they!
Gotta check in with my buds from Royal Canin.....my FAV dining delite..they have special BULLDOG chow.....(I think they made it JUST for ME!....don't tell the other bulldogs though!) 

And NO...it's not just about dogs!  There are cats....and ferrets...and bunnies and all sorts of dog-fabulous pets!  And these animals are all workin' kids!  Bloggers......unite!  We're here to tell our stories!
 Of dog-course NO good conference would be complete without a Trade Show....and let me tell you!  This is one DOG-dandy show.....LOTS of great products......and bark about Give-Aways!  Dog-O-Dog I think I hit the JACKpot!  Can I pupretty please have one of those?  Er...maybe TWO!!!!

And THIS year...I'm DOUBLE DOG-Cited!  The ONE...the ONLY...the FAB Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog  will be at BlogPaws!  WahOO!!!!! Double Dawg Flips and Yips and Kisses and more!  Can't wait to meet ya Tillman!  You're THE DAWG!

Yep.....it's time......we've got the bags packed, the car loaded (well Jill does...I DON'T do those things ya know!) and we're ready to HIT THE ROAD JACK!

BlogPaws 2012......Salt Lake City.....here we come!

Doggie Hugs & Slurpy Kisses!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Time for PET-Cation! Travel tips straight from the Pet Travel Guru's Bark!

AHHHH....time for pet-cation!  And I AM ready...let me bark you!  Summertime fun....and here's a dog-word to the wise....DON'T LEAVE YOUR PET AT HOME!  WE dawgs love to go on vacation too!  In dog-fact....over 58% of pet owners say they are going to travel with their pet this summer!  YABBA DABBA DOGGIES!  That is music to my ears....seeing that I-Travelin' Jack do so dog-believe in this matter!

Why just YESTERDAY I was on "New Mexico Style" with Nikki Stanzione!....and what were we talkin' about?  Pet-CATION...what else!  And if ya just missed it or you're outside our viewing area....here ya go!  You can see it right here RIGHT NOW!  Click here!

AND here's a double-dog bonus!!!!!  Today I'm going to share some of my FAV pet travel tips with you...right here...right now!
                             5 TOP-DOG REASONS TO TRAVEL WITH YOUR PET
  1. Your pooch deserves a pet-cation!
  2. New Mexico is dog-chanting!
  3. More & more folks are traveling with their pet....Join the smart crowd!
  4. More & more hotels are opening their doors and are pet-friendly.


  6. You will experience New Mexico's beauty & scenery by foot and by car with your favorite pet-family member.
  1. Research pet friendly lodging in advance. Always RESERVE a pet-friendly room (some properties have limited pet-designated rooms).
  2. Travel with your pet safely restrained.  I recommend a dog crate or a harness.
  3. Never leave your pet alone in the car OR a hotel room!  There are dog-sitters available everywhere!....or take us with you doggone it!
  4. Check out Pet-io dining options!  Many restaurants offer patio dining WITH your pet!  YUM!!!!
  5. Plan your itinerary with your pet in mind.  Plan activities....like hikes or venues that include the pet)...or check out Doggie spas and day cares for those non-pet friendly activities.

Now this is just the tip o' the paw for my dog-fabulous pet travel tips.  I'll share some more with you soon...but for now....it's time to hit the road Jack!!! 

Gotta get ready for my next road trip & PET-cation!


Friday, June 8, 2012

Makin' A Splash for Tourism!

 Yup...this workin' pup has a RUFF life for sure!  It was my dog-duty to ensure that EVERYTHING went A-O-doggie-K at the 5th annual northern New Mexico Tourism Mixer!  I came pup-prared for STAR power....don't you dog-gree?  It was a Pool-side Pawty after all!
 Of course...NO event THIS dawg attends would be complete without makin' new friends!  Here I got to get some licks in (and hugs too!)  with Lily from Los Alamos!  MWWWAAAAHHH! There's another Jack-Smack for ya sweetie!  Luv Ya! And here's another dog-word of advice.  Los Alamos is a pet friendly place to explore too!

The Poolside PAWTY started off with music...and a few words from my good bud, Christi. Here she is welcoming everyone to Buffalo Thunder Resort's  fabulous poolside setting!

 And a FEW words of wisdom from New Mexico Tourism guru...and my doggone special friend Jordan! He is the King of the fab-tabulous fun contest "GET THE PICTURE".  Check it out to see how YOU can 'get the picture!"  I've already matched OVER 40 of the 100 vintage photos.....this dawg's on the right track.....(HA....had to get one of my bulldog jokes in there ya know!)
 Next up...our FAVORITE magazine in New Mexico!  Welcoming ALL of us to subscribe to "New Mexico Magazine" ....here are the folks who write the book....dog-literally!  Hmmmm....maybe someday I can write for them too!!!!!
 And WHAT event would be fun without PRIZES...right!  Of course this dog has to throw his paw into the dog-citement with a gift too!  Here is Miss Jeanie,...the lucky winner of my very own dog-special Jack Pack!  Complete with my award winning book....my Dog-Governor T-shirt, my Travelin' Jack bandanna..and even a little stuffed take-home-jack!  Have doggone fun with it Miss Jeannie from Taos...a very pet friendly town if ya ask this dawg!
 Whooeee-doggies!....the prizes are all given out!  And this dog is dun given out too!  Maybe I'll catch my breath and 2nd wind on this comfy poolside chaise.....ahhh now that's better....but WAIT...........

 Is someone takin' my Pic?  OK...here ya go!  Do ya like this poolside pose?
Or maybe this one?  Doggone it...I just don't know where all these dog-dandy photos come from!  But I DO know....savvy pet travel reporter that I am......this is the Good LIFE  we are enjoyin' in my dog-personal home state....New Mexico!

Please accept this pup-personal invite to Come on over to New Mexico for your NEXT vacation....I dog-guarantee it will be a "New Mexico True" dandy one! 

Doggie Hugs and Slurpy Kisses

Friday, June 1, 2012

Let's PAWSE for a commercial announcement!

I know.....it's hard to get important details into the mix when you are running the road in search of adventure...but doggone it...some dawg's gotta do it!  And I think I do it pretty darn dog-ficiently too!

But ya know....a dog has to have LOTS of support to do the job right!  And I know the BEST when I see it!  Soooooooo.....with that barked out loud, I'd like to give a 4-paws salute to some of my BFFs in the business!  Here goes to my Top Dawg Supporters!
1)  Every dog has his day...and should be spiffed up in a dog-dandy way!  I, Travelin' Jack have the BEST groomer anywhere.....and before I hit the TV cameras, I want to make sure I am lookin' good!  So GROOMINGDALES is the place for pups to go when gittin' ready for the ritz!

..and it is always my 1st Stop!  Here I am with the dog-fabulous Miss Rose...my official groomer! From shampoo....ahhh that's the SPOT...yah!

to the rub down. Luv this pup-sage...you bet your doggies! This is one top-dawg treatment!Why I even get a new bandanna at the end of the whole dog-&-kaboodle deal!  WoW! Now that's what I call service!  Thanks Miss Rose...and your whole doggone team at Groomingdale's!  You know how to make a dog feel like a STAR!

Oh that's right I AM a STAR!  And what pup wouldn't be doggone proud to be part of the "New Mexico Style" team on Kasa Fox 2!  Luv ya guys....Nikki.....Kristin...Elias....and ALL you fab cameramen and ladies makin' it happen behind the scene--you know who you are!  See....all us stars know how to make it LOOK easy...but here's a paw-up to the whole crew at KASA Fox TV and "New Mexico Style"! I love ya all!  And I LUV bein' your favorite 4-footed guest on your show Nikki! 

Now here's a little tip from the ol' tipster Travelin' Jack...for all my pup-friends out there!  Wanna look spiffy around the house and around town too?  Well, the BEST pup-accoutrements in New Mexico are made right here in Albuquerque at Sandia Pet Products!
    Here I am before the big TV show...gettin' measured for my own dog-personal pup harness, leash, collar..the works!  Miss Sandra makes sure that it fits JUST right!  Thanks for helpin' me hi-style it, Sandia Pet Products!  AND you can get your very own at Sit, Stay & Play All Day pet store...right here in Albuquerque too!  I recommend dog-shopping here for ALL your pet goodies..from canine chic clothing to healthy foods and treats...to toys galore! YUP-PUP a little somethin' for every good pup here! 

But let's back up a paw-step or two...and go back to my humble beginnings. It all started in 2009 with CliffDweller Productions  and El Presidente, Richard Holcomb!
 Here he is on a TV shoot at the Riverwalk in Bloomfield!  I was sitting watching the MASTER at work....why you ask?  Because this was MY big dog-debut!  Richard thought he saw star-power in this handsome mug o' mine...and said "Let's put Jack in the show!"  That TV show would be the start to my pup-lustrious career with my very own TV segment called "Jack's Tracks"...and that's how it all began!  YUP..the doggone truth!  You can see some of my TV segments on Travel Guide New Mexico.com 
  Now who WOULDN"T love this face.....I might ask!  They say I am very photogenic...whatever the dog-heck that means!  But it's all good!  So from there....I reached my paws for the stars.....and

became the sweetheart of New Mexico Tourism as the Spokes-dogue for Pet Travel!  (my dog-specialty!) and I have been seen on their New Mexico Fan Facebook pages dog-numerous times!  I'm the 1st-DAWG when it comes to their current contest "Get the Picture".  I have 41 of the 100 vintage photos matched.  What about you?  Are you in the contest?  If  not...should be.  Just click on this link for the details of the contest Get the Picture.

...but I dog-gress...as a VID (Very Important Dog) in the New Mexico Tourism industry..it's not unusual to catch me at some fun tourism event or shindig.  From accepting awards at the Governor's Conference on Tourism.....

 in 2010-here accepting my award for my doggone grand work in Pet Travel
  to 2012 where I am a part of the doggone GRAND team...North Central Region Tourism Board...again accepting an award with my fellow pardners.....it's one fun job let me tell ya! 

Course ya have to LOOK serious for the photographer.....and speakin' of photographer...why I would be NUTTIN' without my photos...and these particular snazzy photos were taken by Miss Carolyn of The Photography Studio  who is always at the ready with the camera at all the Tourism events and happenings!  Now SHE knows how to take a photo..don't you dogree?  Yup...these here are some mighty fine photos of me and my friends.  Thanks Miss Carolyn! I highly dog-recommend gettin' a professional photographer to shoot your face and make you bee-u-tiful!

Yup it takes a Dog-Village to make a star...and I have friends far-and-wide who helped this pup rise to the starry skies.  And....of dog-course MANY many more not included here (why it would take me 10 dog-years to name all my friends!) but to each and every one of you (you know who you are!)......from li'l ol' Travelin' Jack.....

Thanks a dog-zillion!

You are the BEST friends a dog could have!

Doggie Hugs & Slurpy Kisses