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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

 

Freshpet Made me Do it! Contest time!

Hello internet friends! Happy Thursday! I think someone told Basil it’s almost the freakin’ weekend because he has been seriously crazy today. It started with breakfast and I’m sure it will continue until bedtime. Silly boy!

Also, fun news today our favorite pet food brand Freshpet just launched a new contest. Does your pet love Freshpet food or treats? Do they dance, sing, or act crazy to get their paws on it? Post a video on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the #FreshpetMadeMe for a chance to win a role in an upcoming Freshpet viral video. The grand prize winner also gets flight and hotels accommodations at the shoot location as well as a custom Freshpet fridge filled to the brim with all the Freshpet goodness!

Check out their website for more information and make sure to watch the video below. Can you spot a well know Boston terrier and his adorable kitten brother?

Basil and I have so many ideas and can’t wait to see all of yours. Make sure to summit your entry on social media or at freshpetcontests.com/freshpetmademe before April 1st.

If you haven’t tried Freshpet yet click over to their website for a $2 off coupon.

Let me know when you enter so I can check it out! Big thanks to Freshpet for including us in this contest video and good luck to everyone that enters!

What are your plans for the weekend? Check out any new pet friendly locations? Let me know!

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

 

Blogmas Day 16! Wordless Wednesday!

We recently got home from our annual trip to Texas. It was a ton of fun and so nice to see family.

For today’s wordless Wednesday I thought I would share a candid shot my husband took of Basil, my 4 year old niece Magnolia, and myself.

I hope you too are able to spend a little bit of time with your family this holiday season.

Basil family candid. Canyon Lake, TexasOnly 9 days until Christmas! What is your pet getting this year?

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

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The Alamo! Blogmas Day 9!

Too much fun! Blogmas Day 8!

Happy Travel Tuesday Internet friends! We have been having an amazing time in Texas. The weather is beautiful and we really couldn’t ask for better company.

Basil has been running around the hill country every moment he can.  

More fun to come soon. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram @Basilstravels  for even more crazy Boston terrier in Texas shenanigans!

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

Sausage for everyone! Blogmas Day 6!

Last night was our first night in Austin, Texas and we started off with a bang or with a Banger!

  Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden located on the famed Rainey Street of Austin, Texas is a hipster Mecca. 104 beers on tap, most being local, and sausage for every taste. 
Walking by it may just look like an extremely busy residential neighborhood but go into almost any of these “houses” and you’ll find good food, good drink all in a dog friendly atmosphere. 

Banger’s was recommended to us by the Travel Channel show Booze Travel. The host Jack Maxwell explored the Austin food scene and sold us on Banger’s

I enjoyed a classic Bratwurst while Basil had his very own “woof-wurst.”  

All proceeds of Woof-wurst go to Austin Pets Alive.

All the sausages were a hit. Can you tell?! 

After we enjoyed dinner we headed deeper into the beer garden. Outside you’ll find a large fully fenced off-leash dog run, more tables, and 2 fire pits.   

People where friendly, the service was fast, and food was great. We highly recommend giving Banger’s a try if your in the Austin area. 

Find information on Banger’s here

Where else should be go while in Texas? Let me know! 

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!

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

 

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

This is the Droid you’re looking for!

With the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie opening this Christmas and the release of the toys happening today (!!!!) everyone is talking about Star Wars. The most popular toy so far is the BB-8 droid. It’s an app controlled robot that will patrol your home and maybe confuse your pets. It’s pretty cool!

Check out this awesome video, thanks to Vanity Fair, of a group of puppies being introduced to the BB-8. If this doesn’t convince my husband to splurge (Only $149.99!) and just order one, I don’t know what will!

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

Ps. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day weekend! Xoxo

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