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A Key West bed and breakfast

A Key West bed and breakfast

Take Your Dog on Vacation with a Road Trip to One of DogFriendly.com’s Top 10 Dog-Friendly Resort Areas in the United States

These tourist regions go the extra step to welcome your family and dogs. From budget to luxury they are great choices for this summer’s getaway.

POLLOCK PINES, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ — DogFriendly.com (http://www.dogfriendly.com) released its Top 10 dog-friendly resort regions in the United States for 2009. The rankings are determined by the DogFriendly.com staff and take into account the quality of dog-friendly accommodations, things to do with your dog, beaches, parks and dog-friendly patio dining.

  1. Carmel / Monterey, CA – Many pet-friendly accommodations. Off-leash Carmel City Beach. Many walking and hiking options. Shop and dine in luxury.
  2. Bar Harbor / Acadia, ME – Pet-friendly Acadia National Park. Shop in the historic downtown. Take a ferry or boat cruise.
  3. Black Hills, SD – Lots of dog-friendly attractions and campgrounds. Mt Rushmore worth visiting with a dog. See Badlands National Park.
  4. St Augustine, FL – See the historic downtown. Lots of dog-friendly shopping and dining. Take a harbor boat cruise and a ghost tour.
  5. Cape Cod, MA – Visit Cape Cod National Seashore. Many cruises and ferries. Also take in Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
  6. Key West, FL – Quaint B&B’s and outdoor dining. Dog-friendly attractions, boating and stores. See the Southernmost Point Monument.
  7. Charlottesville, VA – Visit estates of Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry. Shop at the downtown mall. Visit dog-friendly Shenandoah Park nearby.
  8. Mendocino, CA – Stay in a pet-friendly B&B or resort. Walk the seaside town. Go to the beach and dine outdoors.
  9. Asheville / Blue Ridge, NC – Tour the Blue Ridge Parkway. Visit the Biltmore Estate grounds and shop at Biltmore Village.
  10. Amarillo, TX – Visit the famous Cadillac Ranch. Spend a day or camp at Palo Duro Canyon. Stay at the Big Texan Steak Ranch Motel.

Honorable Mentions – The following five places are also excellent vacation spots to visit with your dog:

  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • Grand Canyon, AZ
  • Lake Tahoe, CA/NV
  • Mackinac Island, MI
  • San Luis Obispo, CA

For more details visit http://www.dogfriendly.com/top10resorts. DogFriendly.com, founded in 1998 to provide dog travel information, offers a free website and paperback books.


Island House

Island House

Island House was recently named “The best gay resort in the world” by OUT Traveler magazine, by BOYZ magazine, and by PlanetOut.com. We are Key West’s largest gay men’s guesthouse. Newly renovated. Luxurious rooms with our Heavenly Bed. Private, clothing-optional compound with heated swimming pool. Poolside cafe and bar. Gym with machines, free weights, and aerobic equipment. Sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, erotic video room. Friendly all-male staff.

Lybrand Redesign

Lybrand Redesign

Do you still love your furnishings and family treasures, but feel you could use a refreshing and new look?

I will take the best of what you have and give you amazing results. In just one day or less, I can give you a new look, created with a designer flair, at a very affordable price.

Let me add warmth and beauty to your home without you having to purchase additional furnishings or accessories. By “shopping” your home for treasures and furnishings that you already have, I can use them to transform your home — giving it balance and harmony that reflects your taste and style.

If you are selling your home, I offer the service of staging. By using the technique of staging, your home will be given an added flair and appeal, leading to a decrease of the number of days the house remains on the market.

I also offer a range of other services, including assistance in getting organized, moving, shopping, design-tweaking, and other consultations.

Please let me transform your home into all you dreamed it could be, a haven of comfort, warmth and balance. I look forward to talking to you and working with you……

The Key West Citizen ran an article today about video footage of the sinking of the Vandenberg, which will create the world’s second largest artificial reef.    http://keysnews.com/node/13529

Sink the Vandenberg will feature footage of the sinking, and also has several great photos of the ship as it is right now.

Built in Key West in 1888, this Grand Conch mansion hotel is one of the purest examples of the availability of Bahamian architecture in Key West. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The historic Cypress House hotel has been maintained with utmost care to capture a true feeling of a 19th century island residence adorned with old Florida charm woven tightly with first class sevice you would expect from any luxury hotel.