Saturday, March 22, 2008

Time for a Cross-Country Skiing Adventure With Your Dog? DogFriendly. com Announces Its Top Ten Cross Country Ski Resorts That Welcome Your Pooch

Time for a Cross-Country Skiing Adventure With Your Dog? DogFriendly. com Announces Its Top Ten Cross Country Ski Resorts That Welcome Your Pooch

According to DogFriendly. com Maine and Colorado have the most Dog-friendly cross country ski resorts. Bretton Woods Mountain Resort in New Hampshire and McGuires Resort in Michigan top the list of resorts that allow dogs.

Pollock Pines, CA (PRWEB) March 1, 2005

Do you want to go cross country skiing but don't want to leave your pup at home? Or does your dog give you that depressed look when you return from the snow without them? Well, now you don't have to leave your dog at home to visit some of the nations best cross country skiing areas. DogFriendly. com, which finds places to go with your dog throughout the United States and Canada, has put together a list of the top 10 dog-friendly cross country ski resorts. All of these resorts allow you to rent skis at the site of the trails and some of them also have pet-friendly lodging at the same location. DogFriendly. com's list of the top 10 dog-friendly ski resorts are -

1. Bretton Woods Mountain Resort, New Hampshire: 8 kilometers of groomed trails for dogs and on-site fido-friendly lodging at the Bretton Arms Country Inn. Dogs need to be leashed on the trails and at the resort.

2. McGuires Resort, Michigan: Dogs allowed on all 10 kilometers of groomed trails and on-site pet-friendly lodging at the McGuires Resort.

3. Bear Notch Ski Touring Center, New Hampshire: Dogs allowed on most of the over 40 kilometers of groomed trails. Dog can be off-leash if under voice control.

4. Carter's X-C Ski Center, Oxford and Bethel, Maine: Dogs allowed at both centers which each have over 40 kilometers of groomed trails. Dogs can be off-leash if under voice control.

5. Tamarack Resort Nordic Center, Idaho: Dogs allowed on all of the 22 kilometers of groomed trails. Dogs can be off-leash if under voice control.

6. Jackson Hole Nordic Center, Wyoming: Dogs allowed on almost half of the 17 kilometers of groomed trails. Dogs can be off-leash if under voice control.

7. Craftsburg Outdoor Center, Vermont: Dogs allowed on two groomed 7 kilometer loop trails that go around the lake. Dogs can be off-leash if under voice control.

8. Devils Thumb Resort, Colorado: Dogs allowed on a special 8 to 10 kilometer groomed trail. Dogs need to be leashed on the trails and at the resort.

9. Flagstaff Nordic Center, Arizona: Dogs are welcome on the 5.7 kilometer Skijoring Trail. Dogs need to be on a leash or harness.

10. Bethel Inn and Country Club, Maine: Dogs allowed on a 2 kilometer groomed trail and on-site pet-friendly lodging at the Bethel Inn and Country Club. Dogs can be off-leash if under voice control.

DogFriendly. com lists nearly 50 pet-friendly cross country ski resorts in 17 states. The states with the most dog-friendly cross country ski resorts on the list are Maine, with 9, and Colorado with 7. All of these resorts rent skis on the premises and some have pet-friendly lodging on site.

DogFriendly. com, founded in 1998, offers a free web site of dog-friendly places and publishes paperback books including "DogFriendly. com's United States and Canada Dog Travel Guide". The books are available at a bookstore near you or online at http://www. dogfriendly. com (http://www. dogfriendly. com).

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National Geographic Taps into a Century of Travel Experience to Create Comprehensive Line for Today's Travelers

National Geographic Taps into a Century of Travel Experience to Create Comprehensive Line for Today's Travelers

National Geographic is introducing a range of high-quality travel and travel-related products for the consumer market. Drawing inspiration from 118 years of travel experience and feedback from its seasoned, globetrotting explorers, National Geographic has created a line of camera bags, apparel and travel accessories designed to make travel easy and efficient.

Washington (PRWEB) August 7, 2006

National Geographic is introducing a range of high-quality travel and travel-related products for the consumer market. Drawing inspiration from 118 years of travel experience and feedback from its seasoned, globetrotting explorers, National Geographic has created a line of camera bags, apparel and travel accessories designed to make travel easy and efficient.

The new products include:

National Geographic Earth Explorer Camera Bags — Guided by the expertise of National Geographic’s field photographers, Manfrotto has created a collection of high-end backpacks and shoulder bags that blend style and technology for ideal function and convenience. The hemp and cotton fabrics are accented by antique brass buckles for an authentic explorer look. Internal and external padding zones provide protection for cameras, photographic accessories and personal belongings. National Geographic Earth Explorer Camera Bags are available in a variety of sizes and carrying styles.

National Geographic Travel Collection — National Geographic has designed a line of men’s travel apparel that captures the spirit of today’s explorer with a versatile yet stylish edge. The Fall 2006 Travel Collection comprises five core styles and additional lifestyle pieces, including a bonded shirt jacket, a sueded shirt jacket and a reversible CPO-look shirt. Whether you’re exploring the Amazon or relaxing in your backyard, the collection of men’s sportswear offers versatility and utility while presenting a coordinated look. The Fall 2006 Travel Collection will be available at select Dillard’s department stores.

National Geographic Headwear — NG headwear from Imperial outfits any adventure with styles from the standard baseball hat to Aussie bush-style hats. Water repellent and equipped with a CoolMax sweatband to wick away moisture and dry quickly, these hats are ideal for any kind of weather and expedition. The Traveler, a brushed twill, Aussie-style hat with a mesh-ventilated crown, and the Explorer, a more rugged brushed twill, bush-style hat, contain SPF 30 to provide extra protection from UV rays. Select styles of NG headwear are available at select Dillard’s stores.

National Geographic 6x18 Waterproof Binocular — Ultra-compact, waterproof and fog-proof, this pocket-sized, nitrogen-purged binocular from Citiwell International weighs just 6.5 oz. and has a field view of 392 feet at 1,000 yards. Features include 18mm coated glass optics for a clear, sharp and detailed image; rubber body armor for solid grip and protection; and 6x power magnification. The National Geographic 6x18 Waterproof Binocular is perfect for canoeing, hiking, travel and sightseeing in any weather conditions and will be available in August 2006 in the National Geographic catalog.

National Geographic Night Vision Travel Monocular — This ultimate lightweight travel companion from First Texas Products L. P. lets travelers see the world at night. State-of-the-art features for dusk-to-dawn exploring include all-glass optics, automatic light-protection sensor and a high-quality Infrared Illuminator and intensifier tube. The National Geographic Night Vision Travel Monocular will be available in select stores.

The Society offers a variety of National Geographic Expeditions for travelers looking to unleash their inner explorer. Under the guidance of National Geographic experts, expedition goers can explore natural wonders, exotic wildlife and cultures throughout the world. Locations include New Zealand, Antarctica, Bhutan, Southern Africa and Belize, among others.

National Geographic Books, through its array of field, city and travel guides, and National Geographic Traveler magazine, with its great pictures and information-rich articles, inspire readers and give them the tools to experience the globe themselves. Now, the National Geographic Travel Collection, bags and accessories arm today’s travelers with durable, modern gear and clothing to help them make the most of their travel adventure.

“National Geographic recognizes that consumers are changing the way they travel,” said Markus Hutnak, director of licensing, apparel and outdoor gear. “Our goal is to address these changing needs by providing consumers the tools necessary to make every travel experience easier and more enjoyable.”

All of National Geographic's net proceeds from the sale of licensed products go to support the Society’s mission programs, including research grants and expeditions.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society today works to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 350 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and four other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; radio programs; films; books; videos and DVDs; maps; and interactive media. National Geographic has funded more than 8,000 scientific research projects and supports an education program combating geographic illiteracy.

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