For a change, I’ll go counter-clockwise around the U.S. this week, then head abroad. Let’s start with lovely Sanibel Island in Florida (still lovely, despite the adjectives-fail-me oil spill). Smart Poodle Publishing posted a fun article about renting a beach cottage on Sanibel — lots of pics, and a hearty recommendation for Beachview Cottages.
Heading west, Bukisa posted a short, helpful list of dog-friendly restaurants in Denver, CO. Keep going, and you end up in California: I learned this week, via a now-forgotten link, that The Lodge at Tiburon is dog-friendly. Why not take your dog on the ferry to Tiburon from San Francisco (fun trip, outstanding views) and spend the night? This week, by the way, the San Francisco Chronicle posted an article about pet travel that includes some useful advice and links. It fails to mention Dog Jaunt, but I’m a big-hearted person and can overlook that kind of mistake (the companies it does mention are all good resources).
Leaving the coast for the mountains, Travel Oregon Blog posted a really tempting article about a dog-friendly getaway at The Lodge at Suttle Lake, in Oregon’s Cascade Mountains (about 45 minutes from Bend).
Changing coasts, Me and My Dogs in Halifax, Nova Scotia reports that the excellent golf course in Belgrade Lakes, Maine (about 1.5 hours north of Portland) is dog-friendly. Figuring out the distance from Portland to Belgrade Lakes, I learned that “On Golden Pond” was filmed in Belgrade Lakes, so you know that it’s beautiful countryside there too.
This week’s last link takes you across the world to India, and to www.petvacations.in, which — like our own GoPetFriendly.com or petswelcome.com or PetTravel.com — helps you locate dog-friendly hotels, but in this case across the Indian subcontinent. It also offers help with pet relocations for owners moving to or from India.