The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel: Best Destinations, Hotels, Events, and Advice to Please Your Pet-and You

The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel: Best Destinations, Hotels, Events, and Advice to Please Your Pet-and You

by Kelly Carter


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National Geographic’s ultimate resource for traveling with your furry friend features hundreds of dog-friendly places to pamper your pooch, from doggie daycare to canine cruises. Special features include walks you can take with your dog, insider tips from local pet parents on how to best enjoy their area with a pup, and sidebars detailing unique opportunities for coddled canines, such as winery hikes in California wine country. New York Times bestselling author and pet parent Kelly E. Carter, and her beloved longhaired Chihuahua, Lucy, give you the inside scoop on pet-friendly hotels and restaurants, beaches, parks, and dog runs, plus the lowdown on events for four-legged visitors and dog-friendly attractions. A detailed introduction discussed everything you need to know when taking your pooch on vacation, including the lay of the land for road tripping and flying cross-country. From Sanibel Island, FL, to Whistler, BC, from Montreal QC, and Nantucket, MA to San Francisco, CA, The Dog Lover’s Guide to Travel showcases 75 of the best pet-friendly vacation destinations across the U.S. and Canada.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426212765
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 04/01/2014
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,216,030
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

KELLY E. CARTER has spent more than a decade traveling around the world with her beloved longhair Chihuahua, Lucy. She founded, a resource for people who travel with their pets. A popular speaker at travel conferences, Carter is also the pet travel expert for AOL's pet site PawNation and Elite Traveler, where she’s a Contributing Editor. She has written for numerous publications and websites, including on staff for People and USA Today and as a freelancer for Departures, Men's Fitness, Black Enterprise, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Sun-Times, History Channel MagazineSouth China Morning Post in Hong Kong,,,,, and AOL's and With Venus Williams, Carter co-authored the New York Times best-selling book Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession.

Table of Contents

Who Let the Dogs Out? 6


Bethel, Maine 22

Boston, Massachusetts 25

Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket, Massachusetts 29

Cape May, New Jersey 34

The Hamptons, New York 35

Lake Placid, New York 39

New York City, New York 43

Poconos, Pennsylvania 48

St. Johnsbury/Dog Mountain, Vermont 51


Alexandria, Virginia 54

Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland 58

Atlanta, Georgia 59

Baltimore, Maryland 63

Brunswick Islands, North Carolina 66

Carolina Beach, North Carolina 69

Charleston, South Carolina 70

Decatur, Alabama 75

Fort Myers/Sanibel Beaches, Florida 76

Hilton Head, South Carolina 79

Miami, Florida 83

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 88

Naples/Marco Island/Everglades, Florida 92

Nashville, Tennessee 96

New Orleans, Louisiana 100

Savannah, Georgia 103

Virginia Beach, Virginia 107

Washington, D.C. 110


Branson, Missouri 116

Chicago, Illinois 119

Cook County/North Shore, Minnesota 123

Door County, Wisconsin 124

Lake Erie Shores & Islands, Ohio 127

Mackinac Island, Michigan 130

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota 132


Bend, Oregon 138

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 141

Missoula, Montana 144

Portland, Oregon 147

Seattle, Washington 151

Yakima Valley, Washington 155

Southwest & Southern Rockies

Albuquerque, New Mexico 160

Aspen, Colorado 161

Austin, Texas 164

Colorado Springs, Colorado 168

Dallas, Texas 172

Denver, Colorado 176

Durango, Colorado 180

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 183

Houston, Texas 184

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas 187

St. George, Utah 188

Santa Fe, New Mexico 191

Scottsdale, Arizona 195

Sedona, Arizona 199

Telluride, Colorado 203

West & Hawaii

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 206

Del Mar, California 210

Huntington Beach, California 213

Las Vegas, Nevada 217

Los Angeles County, California 221

Maui, Hawaii 226

Napa/Sonoma, California 227

Oahu, Hawaii 232

San Diego, California 236

San Francisco, California 240

Yosemite, California 245


Banff National Park, Alberta 248

Calgary, Alberta 249

Montreal, Quebec 250

Ottawa, Ontario 253

Quebec City, Quebec 256

Toronto, Ontario 257

Vancouver, British Columbia 260

Vancouver Island, British Columbia 263

Whistler, British Columbia 267

Resources 270

About the Author 272

Acknowledgments 274

Index 275

Illustrations Credits 278

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