Archive for March, 2017

How To Travel With Your Pet

Posted on: March 28th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Your furry friends are your greatest companions, so it only makes sense that you want to travel the world with them. Whether you hope to go backpacking across Europe or lounge on the beaches in California, you need to prepare your pup for your next adventure!

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Breed matters. Some dogs travel better than others. For instance, many airlines won’t allow short-nosed breeds on board since they have such difficulties breathing. Make sure you check with the airline before you buy your ticket.

Check your travel destination. The site Pet Travel lists the entry requirements needed for each country. For example, Europe requires all pets to be microchipped before arrival. Some of the necessary steps aren’t as complicated or costly, but you will still need ample time to prepare.

Visit the vet before you go. You may be required to have a form filled out by your vet that includes your pet’s medical history. Additionally, many places require up-to-date rabies vaccines at least 30 days before departure.

Label all belongings. This helps differentiate between your suitcases and your puppy’s carrier. Make sure to write warnings and contact information in case you and your four-legged friend get separated.

If your journey takes you to Northern California, we’ve got a cozy – and dog-friendly – retreat for you to stay in! At Butterfly Grove Inn, we have a beautiful facility and phenomenal walking areas nearby. We are happy to have your travel companion check-in with you. If you have any further questions regarding our dog-friendly policy, please feel free to call us at (831) 250-8191.

4 Ways To Be A Tourist In Your Own Hometown

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Travel bucket lists usually consist of the faraway places we’ve seen in our dreams. But what if your next destination was ‘right under your nose?’ Open your eyes (and your mind) and consider embarking on your next adventure right in your hometown.

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Here are a few ideas for spending a day (or more) exploring your own neck of the woods:

Take a historic tour. Ever think about what went on in your town before you walked its streets? Those hop-on, hop-off tours might not be available, but if you do a little digging there may be a museum that illustrates an exciting part of your town’s history.

Make a date with your city. Check out some local events and venture out. You’ll be surprised at how much you can participate in. So pull out your calendar, set a date, and keep it.

Do ‘the top thing to do’ in your area. You’ve camped out at a music festival, gone on an African safari, and maybe even swam with the dolphins – but what’s the top thing to do in YOUR area? It could be a good hike or trying out that popular hole-in-the-wall restaurant.

Take something small and make it bigger. You can easily turn your daily routine into something a bit more ‘touristy.’ Instead of staying in and ordering pizza, try out a new place in town. If you normally run along the same route, take a different turn next time. These simple shifts in your everyday life can help widen your window for new adventure.

Do you live in Monterey County, California? Head over to Pacific Grove and start exploring the coastal city’s 141 years of history! And if you’re looking for a weekend getaway, we’ve got a cozy retreat for your stay. At Butterfly Grove Inn, our beautiful cottage style inn is located just miles within all the beautiful sights California has to offer and more. To make a reservation, give us a call at 831-250-8191.

#TestimonialTuesday: Featured Reviews

Posted on: March 7th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Location, location, location! Your vacation is only as good as the destination. If you’re searching for a comfortable and convenient place to stay in Pacific Grove, book your stay at the Butterfly Grove Inn! With our central location, modern rooms, and hospitable staff, we’re the perfect place to enjoy everything Pacific Grove has to offer.

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But don’t just take our word for it – in honor of #TestimonialTuesday, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite customer reviews:

 
“The rooms are huge! A fireplace too. The bathroom was also, you guessed it, huge. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is friendly. They’re right next to the butterfly grove too. My grandkids loved the visit. There is a great pool with lots of seating. Would definitely stay here again.” – Lynn H.

“One of our family’s favorite places to stay when we go to Pacific Grove/Monterey!!
Clean, charming, spacious cottage rooms and friendly staff! Love it!” – Darren-Arlene F.

“Place is awesome. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Beautiful setting, huge room, great service, and it’s not too expensive either.” – Joseph M.

“So many good things to say about our stay here. Good breakfast, friendly staff, very large room, nice area for my dog, very reasonably priced, and great location!” – Jessi E.

“This was a great pick for an overnight stay. The room was spacious, clean, comfy, & we loved the fireplace. The staff was friendly and very helpful too. The location was perfect, near the ocean, and short driving distance from Cannery Row & the Aquarium. Would definitely stay here again.” – Sandy B.

 

Experience the Butterfly Grove Inn for yourself! We’ve got it all — cozy rooms, unbeatable location, and a warm and friendly staff. To make a reservation, give us a call at 831-250-8191. Find us on Facebook and Twitter for everything from travel tips to current events in Pacific Grove, California!

Habits To Improve Your Well-Being

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Where do you see yourself in three years, five years, even 10 years? Following the right habits will help put you on a specific path towards happiness. If you want to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life, start with improving your daily habits.

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1. Stay away from people who weaken your quality of life. There are always going to be toxic people in this world, but it’s up to you to decide whether or not you allow them in your life. Not everyone is deserving of your friendship and attention.

2. Put away your phone, tablet, or laptop while in bed. These electronics harm your sleep and productivity more than you think. Exposure to the blue light impairs your ability to fall asleep, as well as your quality of sleep. Set an alarm for an hour before bed to remind yourself to put the technology away. You both deserve a good night’s rest.

3. Appreciate your life in the moment. Just because you can’t afford that nice car or expensive trip across the world doesn’t mean it can’t happen with time. Goals are healthy, but remember to be happy with where you are and what you have presently.

4. Start, even though you might fail. Don’t let your fear get in your way. How can you ever know if something is great if you don’t go after it?

5. Say no. Research has found that the more difficulty you have saying no, the more likely you are to be stressed, burned out, and even depressed. With that being said, don’t be afraid to use this powerful word in order to prevent future negativity.

 
If your journey takes you to Monterey and Pacific Grove, California, we’ve got a cozy retreat for you to stay. At Butterfly Grove Inn, our beautiful cottage style inn is located just miles within all the beautiful sights California has to offer and more. To make a reservation, give us a call at 831-250-8191.

Butterfly Grove Inn 1073 Lighthouse AvenuePacific Grove, CA 93950 Phone: +1-831-250-8191