The many looks of Basil… Halloween Edition!

With Halloween just a few short days away you may still be looking for something fabulous to wear. Well, we are here to help! Basil and I pulled out our Halloween tub and put together some easy and super cute options for you or your four legged friends. All the looks below are put together with pieces from past Halloween costumes from Nate, Willow, Sebastian, Basil, and myself. You can find a lot of these looks and other cool pieces at your local Target or any Halloween shop. Make sure to let us know which look you like the most in the comments below!

Spock Harry Potter Robin Hood Turtle Hot Dog Hot Mess

Spock | Harry Potter | Robin Hood | Boston Turtle | “Hot Mess”

What is your dog or cat going to be for Halloween? Are you doing anything fun for Halloween night? Let us know!

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Super Snuggle Bros.

Sometimes I walk into my living room and everything is normal. Sometimes I walk into my living room and its cuteness overload! Sebastian decided he wanted to snuggle with his brother and Basil was not complaining! They were even so comfortable they let me move the arm chair they were cuddled on, to get better lighting, of course. I’m so glad I was able to capture this moment on camera. I think this gives me an amazing Halloween 2014 costume idea. Yes… Yes… Everything is coming together!

Super Snuggle Bros.Super Snuggle Bros.Brotherly love at its finest! The black & whites return!

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

Happy Happy 4th Birthday Basil!

Today my little Boston travel hound is the big 04! We are celebrating with a new rope toy, tons of treats, and peanut butter & carrot pup-cakes! A DIY how-to making these dog friendly cupcakes will be posted later today.

So make sure to wish Basil a very happy birthday day so this cute face doesn’t feel like his is getting old!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Birthday Boy Basil

How to make sure your dog stays warm in chilly weather!

Hello all! I’ve been hearing that a lot of people are being affected by chilly weather and snow storms today so I thought I would share my tips for keeping Basil warm when the thermostat drops. Enjoy and stay warm!

Step 1: Find a cold dog!

Step 2: Add a warm sweater!

Step 3: Don’t forget the scarf!

Step 4: Protect these ears with a hat!

Step 5: Add socks!

Now you’re ready to go outside!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Happy New Year! Basil 2014 Resolutions!

Happy New Year! 2013 is coming to an end and 2014 is just about to start. Here is a list of Basil’s (and my) 2014 resolutions.

  1. Travel Abroad (Hoping to visit Prague, sometime this coming year!)
  2. Meet more dog friends and explore new places together.
  3. Find a Dog Yoga Class (It may not be possible where we are currently traveling but I bet I’ll be able to find one once we are back in good ole’ Seattle.)
  4. Share more DIY projects. Basil’s favorite carrot cupcakes coming soon!
  5. Be more positive!
  6. Learn to knit. ( That one is for me!)
  7. Find and shop at more local and online small businesses. Like Good Day Dog.
  8. Snuggle more!!

Talking about Good Day Dog, Basil wanted to say a big Thank You for his first GDD collar. We received it a few days ago and it was just perfect. A black collar with a fun happy new year print. It came wrapped with an adorable ribbon and a personalized note. It made Basil and myself feel special and showed us that they appreciated our business. Make sure to head over to their website, you will not be disappointed!

What are your resolutions for yourself and your pets? Let us know in the comments below. Hope everyone has a fun and safe night tonight and check back daily for more Basil’s Travels fun!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Basil meets Santa!

Last night was pet photos with Santa at the local mall. We got dressed up and fought the wind, rain and traffic so we could have our first family photo with jolly one himself.

Basil loves places like malls and really any shop that allows dogs, so he was beyond excited. Not only did he get to see Santa but he also got to say “hello” to other dogs and a few adorable babies while in line. Once it was our turn Basil pulled me to Santa, he was ready to go. We adjusted our hair and Basil’s brand new Chilly Dog sweater and took a seat. After that is was just a few squeaks of a dog toy and clicks of the camera and we were done.

All the photos came out great and the one below was the chosen one! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do and if you are in the Carolina’s and still need your own photo with Santa make sure to check out Santa Max at the Carolina Place mall. Also, makes sure to head over to his Facebook and like him there as well! 

Happy 15th day until Christmas!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

Ps. I will be sending these out as Christmas cards. If you would like one just leave a comment using your correct email and I’ll email you for an address. Or just email me at

DIY T-Shirt Dog Toy

Hello all! In our house Basil loves new toys and my husband loves new t-shirts so I came up with a way that I can make both of those things happen much faster. By using an old, stretched out, too large t-shirt of my husbands and a pair of scissors I can make a rope toy, and I can show you how.

What you will need:

1 clean, old T-shirt

Pair of good scissors

Step one: Cut off both sleeves of the T-shirt.

Step two: Cut the seams off both the sleeves

Step three: Cut down the seams on both sides of the body of the T-shirt.

Step four: Cut long, wide strips “hot dog” wise. (One T-shirt can make two or more toys)

Step five: Over lap the ends of 3 to 5 of the strips. (I used only 4 this time but do whatever you are comfortable with braiding!)

Step six: Use one of the seams that you cut of the sleeves to tie and knot the overlapped strips.

Step seven: Braid! Make it as tight as you can for the best toy.

Step eight: Use the 2nd seam from the sleeves to tie off the other end of your braid.

Step nine: To finish the toy off, I hand knotted the middle to add more interest for my boy. I also added a few stitches to the knots on each end to insure that they stayed put!

All that was left was to leave the new toy in the toy bin and wait! It wasn’t long before he found it and brought it to me. We played tug-a-war for a while and I tried to get a good picture of him enjoying my handmade toy but that was much harder than expected!

Let me know if you try this home-made toy and what your dog thinks! Also, don’t forget to send me a photo of your dogs toy bin to be featured in Whats in your toy bin?! The first dog to score a feature will win a special prize!

Travel well, Nap well, Live well!

-Abbey & Basil

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