This week led off with a bunch of lists. Huffington Post published a list of dog-friendly restaurants and hotels in Los Angeles; Sunset Magazine published a list of ten dog-friendly vacation ideas in the western United States (including Tucson, the San Juan Islands, Coronado Island, the Oregon coast, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Los Angeles, and a Walla Walla winery); and Yak & Natter reported on their visit to four of Britain’s ten best dog-friendly beaches.
In other news, Sign On San Diego published an article about the increasing demand for pet-friendly hotels across the United States. San Diego, a year-round destination and “‘a big drive market'” (bringing Fido along on a road trip often makes more economic sense than boarding him), keeps adding dog-friendly hotels to its roster.
Other destinations featured this week? BooIzzy.com wrote a great post, with pictures, about their road trip along Oregon’s coast with their dogs Izzy and Stevie. The Take Paws team reported from two destinations in the Black Hills of South Dakota: Custer State Park (the pictures of Ty, Lord of the Prairie, are a must-see) and attractions north of Rapid City. And Leila Coe, the blogger behind And A Small Dog, wrote a post from the Thalys high-speed train traveling between Amsterdam and Paris. Bodie is on his way to the City of Light!
And last but not least, here in the Pacific Northwest, Wallyhood.org posted a list of dog-friendly businesses in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. I was particularly pleased to see that Wide World Books & Maps (Seattle’s best travel bookstore) is dog-friendly — Chloe and I can go and plan future trips together!