Month: August 2014

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to Basil’s Travels!

Today it has been 1 year since our little blog went live! There has been a lot of traveling, adventures, and a lot of firsts. The first time Basil swam in the Atlantic Ocean and the first time he traveled on an airplane. There is a lot of amazing things to come and we are so happy to be able to continue sharing our travels with you!

To celebrate this blogging milestone we are doing a giveaway!
To win just take a look at the photos below of the two Ball mason jars and take a guess of how many dog treats total are inside! The person that gets the closest to the actual number will win the dog food bowl from ModCloth as well as the two mason jars full of treats from Basil’s personal collection!
So, take your best guess and leave it in the comments below! One guess per person/email! Giveaway ends next Monday, Labor Day, September 1st. I’ll email the winner on Tuesday! Happy guessing!


1 Year Anniversary Giveaway

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

Upcoming Events!

Hello Basil fans! Happy hump day! So many awesome events are coming up soon, we are getting really excited. Also, Basil’s Travels 1 year blog anniversary is on August 25th! I can’t believe it was been a year already; so much has happened!
We are going to be celebrating this milestone at the Pints for Paws event at Noda Brewing Company next Thursday August 28th. If you are in the Charlotte, NC area and would like to hang out with Basil and donate to some good causes make sure to swing by.
Check out all the events below and mark your calendars! All events are dog friendly!Happy dog!

Pints for Paws
August 28th 5pm -8pm
Noda Brewing Co.
2229 North Davidson St. Charlotte, NC 28205
Bring your dog and a bag of dog food to donate to the Spay & Neuter Clinic of Charlotte. Brewery tours, raffles, and prizes.

WoofStock 2014
September 13th 1pm
Amos Southend
1423 S Tryson St. Charlotte, NC 28203
$5 donation

Furry 5k
October 11th
WakeMed Soccer Park Cary, NC
Check here to register and for more details:

If you aren’t in the Charlotte area and are looking for some dog friendly events try hitting up and searching your area.

I’ll be posting photos from all the events as they happen and I’ll be adding more events to this list as I hear about them. If you know of any events that I’m missing make sure to leave them in the comments below!

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Family Photos!

Hello everyone! This summer has been a good one. Filled with love, laughter, and new adventures. We have been struggling with the heat and humidity here in North Carolina but because of that, I enjoy these stormy days all the more. Last week we had some professional family photos taken by the fabulous husband and wife team at Snow Dog Studios. Melissa & David showed us to a beautiful park in a gorgeous neighbor and took some truly amazing photos. Of course, Basil was the star of the show. When we got the photos back, very quickly I might add, all I wanted to order was every photo of Basil. As if I don’t have enough alright… geez!

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Thanks again to Melissa & David for your time and skills! He had such a great time at the shoot and I think the photos show that.
If you are in the North Carolina area and need family, pet, wedding, engagement, or any other type of pictures make sure to contact Snow Dog Studios. You will not be sorry!

Hope everyones Monday is off to a good start! Just remember only 5 more days until the weekend! Xoxo

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

Basil discovers the joy of mud!

Happy Monday everyone! This Monday started with a smile. Mostly because we had such a causal, fun, relaxing weekend. Saturday was spent at my parents yard sale and just hanging out with family. Yesterday, Sunday, was a hot one! We decided that Basil needed a little dog park time and headed to our favorite local park. Although it was hot outside the large trees at the park gave us some much needed shade while Basil and his newly made friends ran around like crazy.
After a few buckets of drinking water got turned over a nice, new mud hole appeared. I’ve never seen Basil interested in mud. I mean this is a dog that walks out of his way to avoid a puddle but today was different story. Once he realized that mud was cool on his hot belly our little black and white dog turned into our little brown dog!
Check out these photos and the video of Basil’s first adventure in mud! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen my dog this happy!

Basil loves mud! Basil loves mud! Basil loves mud! Basil loves mud! Basil before mud!

Hope you aren’t having a case of the Mondays! If you are just watch this video a couple of times… it will help!

Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil