Toby on a househunt
view of La Rogue Gageac from Kayak

TRAVELS WITH TOBY

Travel along with us and our amazing dog, Toby, to some incroyable Travel Destinations to France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and beyond. 

 

TOBY'S TOP TRAVELS

Here are some of Toby’s favorite and marked destinations in France. 

View of Sarlat, France at sunset
SARLAT AND THE DORDOGNE VALLEY
Vannes Port
VANNES et GOLFE DU MORBIHAN
Beualieu Sur Mer's Formis Beach at Club Anao
THE FRENCH RIVIERA
View of St Paul de Vence
VENCE et ST PAUL de VENCE
Chateau du Girsberg ruins
ALSACE VILLAGES AND CASTLES
Beaune et Dijon
Ramparts of Avignon
AVIGNON AND LUBERON

OUR STORY: American photographer meets Russian-born artist, travels with camera, easel, and charming dog in search of a bygone era, artistic wonders, and architectural charm. Would they find creative inspiration? What challenges did they face? What snafu’s befell them? And how did Househunters France go – the search for a pied-à-terre – to find that peaceful, easy dog feeling?

As a photographer and artist of International Reputation, we were granted a Talent Visa which allows us to stay up to four years in France, hopefully on a path to residency as we love everything France: the culture, food, sea, mountains, wind sports, art museums, and especially historical villages!

We hope that you enjoy this diary of our discoveries, photography and art, as well as a valuable guide chock full of travel tips for both humans and their dogs in our Happy Dog Travel Blog. While other blogs simply gather information from the internet and AI for the sole purpose of garnishing affiliate marketing income, the guidance and advice we offer come from our actual experiences. 

Elena Weston Art
Elena Weston's egg tempera painting of Tourrettes sur Loup, during our travels in the Alps-Maritimes above Vence, France. One of our favorite places for inspiration.
Elena and Jonathan with dog Toby

WHO WE ARE

National award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and internationally published author, Jonathan Weston. Artist, designer, and French fashion writer, Elena Weston, and a wonderful traveling Maltese mix dog, Toby. Read and see more about us; a virtual journey!

Ribeauville houses details

WHERE WE’VE BEEN

As digital nomads, we travel to France and explore Europe with a Talent Visa, typically spending a month in one village to discover the way of life. And this page will take you to Toby’s marked territories, where the good boy’s been.

Toby at ATL

HOW WE GOT THERE

Check out the Happy Dog Travel Blog, and soon we will also have some valuable Human Travel Tips. Our most popular post contains information on steps for getting Toby ready to fly, pet travel airline requirements, and all the certifications involved. There’s quite a lot to know before you go. Who let the dogs out? We did!

By clicking on the FineArtAmerica tile below, you can purchase a print, bag, mug, and other products through our galleries without leaving the site.  Enjoy!

There are two versions of Maui Glory Days, with photography and words by Jonathan Weston. One is with B&W photos, the preferred is all in color. The experience is worth it. Color is only available through amazon.com, not .eu, .jp etc. There is also a Kindle version or two, you just have to find the “more versions” link. Read a few pages for free and see all 70 5-Star Reviews by clicking the link. All proceeds support Toby’s travels! For more information about the book, visit www.mauiglorydays.com

Return to Pamplona, written by Jonathan Weston, is the first book of The Hemingway Trilogy. It is a fictional account of Hemingway’s return to Pamplona with characters from his book, The Sun Also Rise, ten years after publishing and on the eve of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Click link, read an excerpt.

There are two versions of Maui Glory Days, with photography and words by Jonathan Weston. One is with B&W photos, the preferred is all in color. The experience is worth it. Color is only available through amazon.com, not .eu, .jp etc. There is also a Kindle version or two, you just have to find the “more versions” link. Read a few pages for free and see all 70 5-Star Reviews by clicking the link. All proceeds support Toby’s travels! For more information about the book, visit www.mauiglorydays.com