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 BringFido.com 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

Jackalope Jack’s – Charlotte, NC

This last Saturday we decided to go out and find a good old fashion hipster brunch. Being true hipsters we know that a hipster brunch has to check off certain boxes to qualify, and traveling in North Carolina I wasn’t sure we would find it… but we did! Jackalope Jack’s in the neighborhood of Elisabeth was just what we were searching for. Hip neighborhood, high marks for brunch on Yelp, beer specials, and a large outdoor dog friendly patio. The only thing lacking was no artisan craft coffee when I sat down. But I can over look that as there was a Starbucks right across the street. No one is perfect!


Once we found a seat on the long, narrow covered patio Basil was happy right away. The waitress brought him a fresh bowl of water and offered him a Milk-bone biscuit. With Basil currently overjoyed we ordered a few $2 beers off the special and went to look over the brunch menu. Jackalope Jack’s offers plenty of lunch and breakfast options and it was a little hard to decide. I picked the garbage plate and was told by our waitress that is one of the house favorites. Nate had the three meat omelet and both were just what we wanted. 

We finished our meal, watched a little college football on their outdoor TVs and sparked up a conversation with a fellow dog owner and his English mastiff, Duke. Overall, our experience was nice and perfect for a early Saturday afternoon. We will definitely be back for dinner and drinks another night and probably for brunch another morning. Check out Jackalope Jack’s if you are in the area and you will not be disappointed.

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil