I have two weeks’ worth of dog travel links to tell you about, so sit down, shut up and hang on, as the bumper sticker says. This time of year, it’s all about the winter getaways, starting with a petswelcome.com post about dog-friendly hotels in Miami, Vermont and Monterey, and another post from the same folks about dog-friendly things to do in beautiful Santa Barbara. Kim Swidler, from timesunion.com, wrote a quick note about the Kiawah Island Golf Resort (located just south of Charleston, South Carolina). Dog-friendly? Yep!
Miami Beach Magazine posted a long list of pet-friendly hotels in, you guessed it, Miami Beach, and Wet Nose Guide provided a one-day itinerary of fun dog-friendly things to do in New York City. Sidewalk Dog wrote a great holiday to-do list (including going to the drycleaner, buying hostess gifts) for you and your dog to accomplish together in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Casey and Peanut are thinking sandals, not snowshoes — guest blogger Owen Jones urges you to bring your dog with you to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Guest-posting on Take Paws, blogger Karen Friesecke wrote a review of her visit this past summer to a dog-friendly beach in Canada’s Awenda Provincial Park (about two hours north of Toronto). Today Travel, an msnbc.com column, discussed a number of tempting dog-friendly winter destinations, including Park City, Lake Placid, Red River, Aspen, Telluride, and South Lake Tahoe. And Fido’s City Guide posted a press release from Joie de Vivre, a family of California boutique hotels: The group has added several more dog-friendly hotels to its collection (“Almost half of Joie de Vivre’s 35 boutique hotels welcome pets”), and dropped its weight restrictions and pet fees.
I’ll leave you with two overseas links: Significant Truths applauded the Kennel Club’s decision to name the Horse and Jockey pub in Chorlton, South Manchester the “2010 most dog friendly pub” (and posted an adorable picture of Bessie snoozing off her doggie beer). On the other side of the world, CNNgo proposes that Shanghai is China’s most dog-friendly city (and a linked article from earlier this year lists several dog-friendly places in Shanghai to eat, drink and hang out with your dog).