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Posts tagged ‘island’

Lummi Island’s Willows Inn: World-class dining, dog-friendly lodging options

I’d known for years that the Willows Inn, on a small island about two hours north of Seattle, is a destination for folks who love eating well, and then I learned that it allows pet dogs to join guests in two of its rooms. Sign me up, I thought — this’ll be an epic dog jaunt. Long story short: It is, but with a couple of caveats. Please note that we paid for our stay at the Willows Inn — I  … Read more

Dog jaunt: Stroll up Paris’s Île aux Cygnes

This was the last long walk we took before we left Paris last fall, and it was a perfect way to say good-bye to the city. The Île aux Cygnes (“Isle of the Swans” — nope, we didn’t see a single one) is a long, thin island in the Seine. Just southwest of the Eiffel Tower, it’s a little bit off the beaten path, but not so much so that it’s tough to get to. It was created in the  … Read more

Dog-friendly hotels on Coronado Island, CA

Gorgeous — but not pet-friendly (photo by Fovea Centralis)

When my husband told me he’d be going to a conference this fall at the beautiful and historic Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, CA (just across the bay from San Diego), I rushed to the phone to make reservations. Late October in San Diego? Sign me up!

I must have called “The Del” before, because I wasn’t actually surprised to learn that the conference location is not pet-friendly. I was surprised,  … Read more

Dog-friendly Portland, Maine

BostonZest, a terrific blog about “enjoying a full-flavored life” in Boston, has only good things to report about Portland, Maine — on a recent trip, the author’s dog Maggie Mae was welcomed in stores, coffee shops, and on Casco Bay Lines ferries. Read the post for more information.

I’m island-mad, so I’m particularly intrigued by Casco Bay Lines, which ferries “passengers, vehicles and freight between Portland, Maine and Peaks Island, Little Diamond Island, Great Diamond Island, Long Island, Chebeague Island, and  … Read more