Trip Dog is one of two websites operated by Duncan Petersen Publishing, a UK travel publisher based in London. The other is www.charmingsmallhotels.co.uk. Both sites are based on travel guide series published by Duncan Petersen.
Trip Dog is based on titles in the Independent Traveller’s Guides series, published in the 1990s, updated recently and adapted for the website. Their text was written ‘independently’ – without commercial sponsorship. The authors were free to express their opinions and paid a flat fee.
However, Trip Dog is looking for advertisers who would like to advertise their services on the site, either with formal advertisement panels or by means of ’embedded editorial’. When such advertising is agreed for the site, we will declare it here.
The Charming Small Hotels series has six titles – Britain, Italy, France, Spain, Germany plus Austria and the Alps. These accommodation guides are based on a large niche market – characterful places to stay with typically four to 12 bedrooms (but sometimes 20 or over) which are more than just a bed for the night. The entries appear in the printed guide free but pay a small service charge to be on the website. To be on the website entries must have been preselected for the printed guide – so the website, like the guides, reflects our ‘no cash for compliments’ policy, which is unusual – and ethical.
These websites were rebuilt in 2020-2021 in WordPress by Owen Fletcher and James Peacock of Peacock Computers, Lymington, Hampshire. Duncan Petersen acknowledges with thanks the excellence of their creative approach combined with technical expertise.
Author credits: France, Emma Stanford; Italy, Leslie and Adrian Gardiner; California, Mick Sinclair; Australia, Paul Strathern.