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Top 10 Best Dog Friendly Cities in the USA!

Hey internet friends! Its been a while! How are you? How has your summer been going? Been anywhere fun? Basil and I have been super busy working on relaunching this blog (good stuff coming soon) and going on all sorts of wacky adventures.

Todays post we are going to dive into the brain of a Boston terrier. Don’t worry you won’t have the sudden urge to pee on everything and hump every warm body, unless thats your life and then, by all means, do you boo! No, we are going to count down the 10 best dog friendly cities in the United States of America – A Boston terriers opinion!

#10 San Antonio, Texas

Southern hospitality + good food + pet friendly hotels = Happy puppy!

Basil takes The Alamo
Basil takes The Alamo

#9 Bend, Oregon

Outdoor loves dream! Beer for you, 1 billion trees to pee on for your dog!

#8 Charlotte, North Carolina

An up and coming city growing faster than that 8 week old great dane puppy at the pet store.

Dog Friendly Charlotte
Dog Friendly Charlotte

#7 Austin, Texas

Great music, BBQ, and hipsters as far as the eye can see… So, pretty much heaven!

Banger's Sausage House - Austin, Texas
Banger’s Sausage House – Austin, Texas

#6 Leavenworth, Washington

Modern mountain town meets Bavarian village. Grab a brat and a beer and then hit the river!

Dog Friendly Destinations - Leavenworth, WA
Dog Friendly Leavenworth, Washington

#5 Portland, Oregon

I don’t have anything clever to say here. Seriously, just go!

Dog Friendly Portland, Oregon
Dog Friendly Portland, Oregon

#4 Friday Harbor, Washington (San Juan Island)

Feels like its a world away but only a few hours from Seattle or Vancouver. Do some shopping downtown, every shop has dog treats, and relax on the beach.

4 hipsters and 2 dogs on South Beach, Friday Harbor, Washington
4 hipsters and 2 dogs on South Beach, Friday Harbor, Washington

#3 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

The birthplace of this country and home to some amazing pet friendly hotels!

Dog Friendly Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dog Friendly Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

#2 Asheville, North Carolina

I can’t say enough good things about this “sleepy” mountain town. Beautiful, fun, and not what you are expecting. If you get the chance to go please do. Do it for us! DO IT!

Dog Friendly Asheville, North Carolina
Dog Friendly Asheville, North Carolina

#1 Seattle, Washington

What can I say? I am totally biased! We love this amazing city and you (and your dog) will too!

The Best Dog Friendly City Ever! Seattle, Washington
The Best Dog Friendly City Ever! Seattle, Washington

 

So, now that we have told you where we like to visit how about you tell us where some of your favorite places are. Where should we travel next?

Like I said up top we are working on a relaunch of Basil’s Travels so keep an eye out for some new amazing content soon. Also, make sure you are following us on Instagram, http://www.instagram.com/basilstravels for daily cuteness and the dog friendly information.

Until next time! Xoxo

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

 

We’re Back!! Day 1 of Blogmas!

Hello to all our internet friends! How was your November? Ours was busy, and stressful and we just needed a little break; but we are back now!

Today is the 1st day of 25 days of Blogmas. If you are new to my blog that is where I post everyday until Christmas. We have done it that last 2 years and really enjoyed it. So here we go again!

For today enjoy our 2015 photo with Santa. We all wore our “ugly” Christmas sweaters and the pictures are adorable.

Basil's 2015 photo with SantaFunny Santa Photo 2k15Classic! I pretty sure my husband wins at best “ugly” sweater. A t-rex wearing an ugly Christmas sweater ON your sweater? Magic!

Has your dog/cat/kid/dolphin met santa yet? Let me know I would love to see photos!

Until tomorrow! Xoxo

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

P.s. It’s great to be back!

It’s piñata time! 

Thank you everyone who voted for Basil’s 2015 costume. It’s adorable, soft, and just perfect for Basil.   I hope everyone is having a great Halloween. Have fun tonight and be safe! Xoxo

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

Travel Tuesday! Dog Friendly Destinations – Seattle, WA!

Hey Friends! For today’s Travel Tuesday post check out the super dog friendly city of Seattle. Forget about the rain (It really doesn’t rain that much… sometimes) and pack your dog and your bags, Seattle is calling!

Dog Friendly Destinations - Seattle, WAWhere should we go next? Let us know in the comments! We’re making out plans for 2016 trips and would love to hear your advice.

Also, make sure to head over to instagram.com/basilstravels and follow us for even more silly Basil antics.

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

P.s Voting is not closed for Basil’s 2015 Halloween costume. The votes have been counted and we do have a winner, but we aren’t telling! Make sure to check back daily and on Halloween to see what won.

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin! OOTD!

Outfit of the Day!Fall is our favorite season. We just love the cooler weather, pumpkins, and all the adorable outfits! Todays OOTD not only celebrates Fall but The Peanuts and the Great Pumpkin.

Outfit of the day - The Great Pumpkin

The Peanuts Fall collar bandana. Abc PetWear $10 | UpCountry dog collar $25 |
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown on Blu Ray $15

Are you ready for Halloween? Don’t forget to continue to vote for Basil’s 2015 Halloween costume. Only 7 more days! See the options here and don’t forget to make your vote!

What do you think Basil should be for Halloween?

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

The biased ref! OOTD!

Outfit of the Day!Today is Monday night football and our beloved Seattle Seahawks are going head to head with the Detroit Lions! Basil is prepare to referee the game in case the official refs call out. You just need to know that he may not be 100% unbiased. Let the best team win… GO HAWKS!

Outfit of the day - Referee for the Seattle Seahawks“Ruferee” Jersey T-shirt Target $7 | Flag dog toy Target $4 | Seattle Seahawks dog collar, Handmade. Similar found on Etsy.com $15 |
Tuxedo Kitten, similar found at your local shelter. Check out aspca.org Priceless!

As you see Sebastian had to be involved in the shoot. I told him if he keeps doing that I’m going to start dressing him up everyday too. I don’t know if he is happy about that!

Who are you rooting for tonight?

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

 

Game Face! OOTD!

Outfit of the Day!Happy Blue Friday! Today’s outfit is 100% 12th dog! We are looking forward to Monday night to watch our Seahawks win. Check out Basil’s game face!

Blue Friday OOTDNFL Seahawks Pet Jersey $25 | Knit Bow collar bow tie & Seahawks bandana. Similar found on Etsy.com $10 | Hyper Pet Gnarly Gnaws Stick Toy Found at T.J. Maxx $10

Do you enjoy football? What team does you dog root for?

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

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It’s almost the freakin’ weekend! 

Yay it’s Friday! We decided to go on a little afternoon bike ride on this unusually hot September day; it’s 84 in Seattle… That’s madness!

We used our “new” (yard sale find!!) bike trailer, strapped Basil in like he was a 5 year old human child and we were off.

The ride wasn’t very long because of the heat but we still had an awesome time. I can’t wait until it’s actually fall here so we can use this sweet ride more often. Check out the video I shot and also my ridiculous bike selfie!

  

Thanks YouTuber Jenna Marbles for this idea. We are having a ton of fun with it!

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

Puppy meet Boston Terrier

Yesterday Basil got to meet and play with our friends new 4 month old mini Aussie puppy. Athena is a tiny, deaf, super fluffy pup who has no fear! She jumped right in to wrestle with Basil and every other larger dog that came her way.

As well as getting to play with Athena, Basil found a few other Boston friends.

All and all it was a successful trip to the dog park. Thanks Farrah for sharing your new fluffiness with us. I think Basil & Athena will be life long friends!

“He’s behind me, isn’t he?!”

Its been a pretty good Blogiversary weekend. Today is time for relaxing and doing some planning for up coming travel plans. I hope your weekend is going well! Until next time!

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

Basil favorite Pacific Northwest dog parks!

Basil loves "using the hydrant" at Bonney Lake Dog Park
Basil loves “using the hydrant” at Bonney Lake Dog Park

Basil loves a good dog park! Check out our list of Basil’s favorite off leash dog parks in and around the Seattle area. What are some of your favorites?

Marymoor Park – 40 acres of off leash dog park fun. Small dog area and swimming holes. I’ve heard it call “Disneyland for Dogs!” 6046 W Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE Redmond, WA

Warren G. Magnuson Park – 9 acres of off leash area with small dog zone and beach access. Bring a ball or stick and hit the beach! NW 74th Street Seattle, WA

Golden Gardens off leash dog park – Large trees provide shade on those sunny days or coverage from a light rain. Peak-a-boo view of the Sound and parking.
8498 Seaview Pl NW Seattle, WA

Bonney Lake Dog Park – Clean hidden gem of a dog park! Walk the wooden trails and let your dog explore the forest. 82nd Street Bonney Lake, WA

Westcrest Park – Large open play area and trails to walk with your dog in the wood. Well maintained community dog park. 9000 8th Ave SW Seattle, WA

Happy tongue-out Tuesday! This weekend we are headed somewhere really fun! I’ll be posting pictures on Instagram; when I have internet access.

Can you guess where we are going? Here is a hint, we have to take a ferry to get there. Leave your guesses in the comments. If anyone guesses correctly by Make sure to be following us on Instagram at @Basilstravels to keep up with all our adventures!

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

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