'Cinderella story'


Cape San Blas won second place in Best City for Pet Travelers for the year 2014 contest on the website www.gopetfriendly.com. More than 2,000 votes were cast in the final round where Portland, O.R. beat out the Cape.

Courtesy of Cape Escape Vacation Rentals | Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:03 AM.

So close.

Cape San Blas made quite the impression during an online competition held by the website www.gopetfriendly.com to find the Best City for Pet Travelers for the year 2014.

Nominations came from all over the country and throughout the month of March the website held head-to-head voting to crown a champion.

“As a pet travel expert and blogger, my readers get my opinions of pet friendly places 11 months of the year, but I'm only one person and I can't be everywhere,” said website author Amy Burkert. “So, one month of the year, I turn the blog over to all the pet travel enthusiasts.”

Over several weeks of public voting, the Cape’s faithful followers won hard-fought battles against supporters of Asheville, N.C., Ocean City, M.D., Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Woodstock, V.T.

Not bad for a place that Burkert said she was unfamiliar with prior to the nomination.

“Cape San Blas certainly has a dedicated and passionate contingent,” said Burkert. “It's been our Cinderella story of this tournament.”

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