I had the pleasure of sailing with this cute pup on Martha’s Vineyard, one of the destinations to be featured in my upcoming National Geographic book on the 75 best places to vacation with a dog in the U.S. and Canada. Always remember to strap a personal flotation device on your dog. While many dogs are good swimmers, others lack confidence in the water or they may tire or panic away from shore. Pet safety is important!
Kelly E. Carter is a New York Times bestselling author, the Founder/President of The Jet Set Pets and Editor of Haute Living Magazine San Francisco. She also serves as the pet travel expert for AOL's Paw Nation and toted her pampered pooch Lucy to 10+ countries. Kelly's latest book, The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel was released by National Geographic Books on April 1, 2014 and earned the author a prestigious Lowell Thomas Award.