Happy 6th Birthday Basil!

   Today we celebrate Basils 6th birthday. I can’t believe he is 6 years old already! We spend the day having puppy treats and going on a nice long walk around Basil’s favorite local lake. Coming this weekend we are having a little doggie party with all his little friends and his auntie Farrah is even making him homemade gourmet dog cookies!

Some exciting things are coming to Basil’s Travels this coming year. Thank you for everyone that is still a fan and make sure to check back often for new DIY, travel tips, dog friendly happenings, and more!

We love you guys and thanks again for sticking with us! Xoxo

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



Happy puppies turn into happy dogs!

It’s throwback Thursday so enjoy this photo from when Basil met a 9 week old chocolate lab puppy. Circa April 2015 Sycamore Brewing company.    Hope your week is going well! Also, Basil would like to say happy birthday to his uncle  Jake.

Until next time. Xoxo

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

Look out Philly… We are going to lick the Liberty Bell!

“… our forefathers died for the pursuit of happiness! Not the ‘sit-around-and-wait’ of happiness! Now if you want, you can go to the same bar, drink the same beer, talk to the same people every day, or, you can lick the Liberty Bell! You can grab life by the crack and lick the crap out of it!”
– Barney Stinson (HIMYM)

Basil travels to Philadelphia!

Thats right… the next Basil’s Travels road trip is to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Nate, Basil, and I are heading to the Northeast for a birthday celebration for all three of us. In early April we will be checking off few more states on our list and enjoying dog friendly Philly in start of Spring.

We probably won’t, maybe, defiantly, but not, lick the Liberty Bell but there is still a lot to see and do. If you have any recommendations for us to hit up let me know in the comments. Basil, Nate, and I really can’t wait for this one; its going to be a blast!

Also, we are super excited about the BlogPaws 2015 pet blogging conference in Nashville, Tennessee! We are headed there at the end of May to see old friends, meet new friends, and learn a lot from pet professionals.

So much fun stuff is happening and a lot more is coming soon. What are you doing this spring?

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

Happy Birthday Basil!!!

Basil's 5th Birthday!Today we are celebrating Basil turning the big 0-5! I can’t believe another year has come and gone and how he is still the most amazing dog! We will be spending our day being lazy, having a ton of tasty treats, and later we will be going to Petco to visit the ferrets! (Basil loves ferrets!) Also, I’ll be posting soon about Basil’s upcoming birthday party so keep an eye out!

How are you spending this happy Tuesday? Hoping all of our friends in the Northeast are staying safe and warm! We would love to see your snow pictures!

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


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

Southend Dog Crawl — Club Fetch to The Unknown Brewing Co.

Thursday evening was a blast! Basil is still recovering from the huge amount of friends and fun that happened during this months historic southend dog crawl. Hosted by the fabulous Club Fetch and sponsored by The Canine Cafe and The Unknown Brewing Co. Charlotte area pet parents gathered at Club Fetch and then made our way a mile down the road to The Unknown Brewing Co. The Canine Cafe provided dog food samples, puppy treats, and even a dog friendly birthday cake to celebrate the birthday of The Unknown Brewing Co.’s brew dog, Patton. New friends were made, butts were sniffed, and a good time was had by all! Basil can’t wait until the next dog crawl!Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBCHistoric Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC
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Thank Dog its Friday! Thanks again to Blaire, Jackson, and Julia at Club Fetch for this amazing event. Also, thanks to The Canine Cafe for the treats and The Unknown Brewing Co. for letting us take over your brew house for a couple of hours! If you are in the Charlotte area, go check out all these local businesses. Shop small!

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

Happy 12th Birthday Willow!!!

Hello Basil’s Travels fan and a very happy Tuesday to you! Today we are celebrating our resident fat cat, Willow’s 12th birthday! Nate, Basil, Sebastian, and I can’t believe she has hit the big one two! She is the best cat and we are so lucky she has decided that we are her family. So, in honor of Willow FC please enjoy some of my favorite photos from over the years.

Happy 12th Birthday Willow! Here is to 12 more!Happy Birthday WillowIMG_3239 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA SAM_1689 Hipster Willow Fat Cat Willow Sitting Willow SAM_1132 IMG_3044 IMG_3033 DSCF4101

Hope you like cat photos! Tomorrow we will be back to your regular scheduled Boston Terrier programing!

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Basil’s party was a hoot! – Dog Bar, Charlotte

Yesterday was Basil’s 4th birthday party at his favorite place in Charlotte, The Dog Bar! On the many drag in the NoDa neighborhood of Charlotte you will find the coolest off-leash dog park that also serves alcohol!

Basil is always happy to hit up the Dog Bar and just meet some new friends but tonight it was about the new friends and the old. We invited our friends from Boston Terriers of Charlotte and a few fellow Seattle Seahawks fan and their pups. The weather was great! No rain and temps in the high 50’s. Basil couldn’t of had a better time and even got a few rocking gifts.

Thanks to all of our friends that stopped by and all the new friends that wished Basil a very happy birthday. Year number 4 is going to rock!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

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