Travelogues take you a world away
Michael Konik's Ella in Europe: An American Dog's International Adventures is in many respects a love story. A white Lab mix, Ella is just about the smartest dog around, hip enough to wear snazzy red bandanas yet gentle and sweet-natured enough to volunteer in nursing homes and hospitals. She's a true original, and in an effort to show his gratitude for her companionship, Konik arranges to take Ella on a canine-friendly tour of Europe. The Europeans are more than welcoming, and together Konik and Ella experience everything from a rowdy Belgian beer house to the tranquil canals of Venice to the legendary haute cuisine of Paris' Le Grand VÅ½four.