I’m playing favorites this week — because I can — and starting with a gem of a post from YouDidWhatWithYourWeiner.com about snowshoeing with a small dog — it’s the first in a promised series, and I’m eager to see the rest. Speaking of embracing the wintry outdoors, here’s a post from petswelcome.com about dog-friendly hiking trails in Canada, specifically, Grand Prairie (Alberta), Ottowa, Toronto, and Brandon and Carberry (Manitoba).
If, instead, your plan is to dodge the wintry and seek out the warm, consider this post from the Take Paws team with tips for dog-friendly things to do and places to go in New Orleans, as well as Luxury Paw‘s recommendations in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Somewhat less balmy, but still inviting: Asheville, NC (long on my to-do list) — petswelcome.com has suggestions for places to stay — and The Homestead B&B in Rehoboth Beach, DE, recommended by BedandBreakfast.com (which has pledged, on Twitter, to allow travelers to search for pet-friendly properties when they next update their site).
You’ll have to travel to get to these spots, and one of these links may help: Sue Yellen wrote a post for ChicagoNow with lots of pictures about how she manages road trips with Wigglebutt Duncan and Isadora Duncan, her two gorgeous Tibetan Terriers; Family Matters Blog, a blog for military families, posted a detailed how-to article about traveling from one duty station to another with your pet; and Avantair urged me in an e-mail to remind you that one of the benefits of private jet ownership, or partial ownership, is that your pets can travel in the cabin with you. Tragically, they didn’t offer to let me try out a private flight and report back to you.
And speaking of jet planes, here are this week’s links from abroad. The Montecristo Travels team has outdone itself with a bunch of posts you should see, starting with this one about the dog-friendly Italian bus system. Don’t miss the others, including posts about Italian trains, Florence dog parks, and Paris. Across the Channel, The Road Unleashed team visited the Cotswolds Wildlife Park in Burford, Oxfordshire (“Dogs are allowed in every area except the Wolves area and the Madagascar area”) and have tons of great pictures to prove it. On the other side of the globe, Lauren, the dog-phobic blogger behind Never Ending Footsteps, visited The Dog Café in Seoul, South Korea, and lived to tell the tale.