“I feel sorry for people that don’t have dogs…”

“I hear they have to pick up the food they drop on the floor!”

Club Fetch owner Blaire & 4-legged owner Jackson with Nate & Basil
Club Fetch owner Blaire & 4-legged owner Jackson with Nate & Basil

Happy Throwback Thursday internet friends! These amazingly adorable photos are from a June 2014 event where Club Fetch “took over” The Unknown Brewing Co.

Dogs + Beer = Happy Humans
Dogs + Beer = Happy Humans
Jackson holding his own leash! "I've got this dad!"
Jackson holding his own leash! “I’ve got this dad!”
Club Fetch take over!
Club Fetch take over!

If you are in the Charlotte, North Carolina area and are in need an upscale doggie day club or over night boarding make sure to check out Club FetchBlaire, Julia, Jackson, and the whole staff are truly amazing and we are so happy to able to call them our friends.

Check our Basil’s review of Club Fetch here,to see just how much we love them! You can also find all their information by clicking the Club Fetch banner our right side bar, at, or by giving them a call at 980-237-7778, tell them Basil’s Travels sent you! (This is NOT a sponsored post! They are just a small business that became our friends and we really truly believe in them!)

The weekend giveaway is still going. No one has guessed where we are headed this weekend. If you want to leave a guess in the comments below and you guess correctly by 4pm Friday (Pacific time), you will win a special prize for you and your dog!

Here are the clues so far…
1) We have to take a ferry to get there.
2) Its in the USA but you can see another country from its shores.

Hurry leave us those clues!

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

Rainy weekend can’t hold us down! 

It was another Boston Terriers of Charlotte meet up but it was also another rainy spring day. We didn’t let that hold us down and joined our friends are the local dog bar! They ran around like crazies and a good dry time was had by all!

 This was one of our last Charlotte meet ups before we head back west. I’m so glad it was a great one!

Today Basil is having a lazy, sleepy Sunday on the sofa. I think yesterday was a little bit too much fun!

Tomorrow I’ll be posting the No Sew Bow Tie DIY tutorial so make sure to check back then!

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

Happy Earth Day!

Thanks mother earth for giving us a fabulous place to live and producing tasty things to eat! Yummy leaves!Basil loves sticks!Look at that happy face? Sticks and leaves and dirt for the win!

Happy Wednesday!

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


Wordless Wednesday – Basil loves Spring!

Check out this photo from last years Bark in the Park dog festival in Huntersville, NC. We are getting ready for another awesome event in a couple of weeks and we are hoping for amazing weather like last year!
A sunny spring day!Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil

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Basil presents Dog Friendly destinations — Charlotte, NC

Dog Friendly CharlotteSo many Basil’s Travels fan have asked for this, so here it is… Dog friendly destinations by the city! The first city we are highlighting is the Queen city, Charlotte, North Carolina! For the last 2 years we have checking out this beautiful city and here are our favorite hot spots to enjoy with your pet.

Going forward every #TravelTuesday I’ll post a new dog friendly destination, so make sure to check back. If there is a city you want me to feature please let me know in the comments and I’ll let you know when that will be happening!

Hope this is helpful for your next visit to Charlotte or if you are a local don’t forget about these great places that will welcome your four-legged friend with open arms.

Until next Tuesday! Happy April!

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

Historic South End Craft Beer Crawl

This last Saturday was the Charlotte south end craft beer crawl. 8 breweries and bottle shops hosted craft beer lovers and a boozehound or two for sampling and an all around good time. The crawl started at 11am at The Unknowing Brewing Co. and ending at 9pm at The Common market.

We hoped in at about 1pm and our first stop was The Beer Growler. A great little “growler spot with tasting privileges” (As overheard from one of the employees.) with a food truck outside, gyros! Yum! The place was small but comfortable and the staff for knowledgable and kind. Nate, Basil, and I were a little overwhelmed by the amount of choses and in the end just told the bartender what we liked and she put together a flight for us. We enjoyed out stout flight and made new friends.

Our next stop was Sycamore brewing company where we enjoyed more beer and more good conversation and people watching. Basil got a lot of attention and sat in a lot of new laps!

After that we hit up Lenny Boy, Good Bottle, and Triple C Brewing before calling it a day. We had so much fun. Drank a lot of good North Carolina beer and met a lot of like-minded, craft beer loving people.

Thanks Historic South End Charlotte for putting together this awesome dog friendly event. Also thanks to all the breweries and bottle shops for hosting and supporting North Carolina brews. It was a blast!

Our next trip is coming up fast. In a couple of weeks we will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! We have a lot of fun stuff planed but would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Let me know!!

Hope everyone is having a great Saint Paddy’s day! Remember to drink responsibly and if you do drink please don’t drive… your pets need you!

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

Upcoming Events — Spring!!

Events with Basil

Hello friends! Here are a few events Basil will be attending and a few events that we won’t be able to make, but are still a rocking good time. We would love to see you and your pups there!

South End Craft Beer Crawl 
March 14th 11am – 9pm Free
Starting at Unknown Brewing Company
Come hop on the free trolley and explore 8 craft breweries and shops around southend Charlotte. We went last year and had a blast! Meet a lot of awesome people and chill dogs.
Don’t forget to wear your green! St. Paddy’s day is on Tuesday!

Bark for Life Gastonia
March 21st 9am – 12pm $20
Sims Park/ Gastonia Grizzles Ballpark
A 1 mile doggy walk as well as games, food, and prizes!
Register at here!

South End Hops Festival
May 16th 1pm – 6pm $35/$50 VIP
Craft beer, live music, food trucks, and corn hole… do I need to say more?!
Super fun!

Charlotte Pet Expo
May 30th 10am – 6pm Free
Metrolina Tradeshow Expo
Come check out local pet vendors, get free swag, meet new dog/people friends!

These are only a few great events that are happening this spring in Charlotte. If you know of any other please let me know in the comments and I’ll add them to this list.

To find dog friendly events in your area back sure to check out

What are you doing for St. Paddy’s day? Show me your pets in their Saint Patrick’s day green!

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


A Snowy Evening walk

Well, they said 6 to 10 inches of snow… That didn’t happen! We woke up this morning to clear roads and little bits of snowy yards. But last night was beautiful!

Last night Nate, Basil, and I went and visited my parents and on the walk back we got to enjoy a true peaceful winter wonderland.

Although our dreams of a full blown snow day with hot chocolate and sledding down our hill didn’t happen, some snow is better than no snow!

Hope you are doing well! Stay warm, stay safe, and stay happy!

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

A sorta snow day…

So last night and today the south and the east coast was hit with arctic temps and a mix of snow and ice. Although its been pretty cold here in North Carolina its nothing compared to what is happening in the Northeast. Places like Boston are getting hit super hard and have a ton of snow.

We woke up this morning with a thick layer of ice covering everything but little to no snow. This was probably a huge hassle for those who have to commute but for us work-from-homers it was a little be of a disappointment. We want snow! Fluffy beautiful snow! Enjoy these photos of our afternoon walk while I silently sing “Let it snow” to myself…

Cold Boston terrier requires a sweater, coat, and boots to stay warm!
Cold Boston terrier requires a sweater, coat, and boots to stay warm!
Smiling Basil loves snow
Warm Boston terrier in the wild!
A sorta winter wonderland!
A sorta winter wonderland!


Bonus!!!! Jack the golden retriever for added cuteness!

Jack the giant golden retriever!
Jack the giant golden retriever!
Giant dog does tricks for treats!
Giant dog does tricks for treats!!

Stay warm my friends. Do you guys have any snow? Does your pets enjoy it? Let us know!

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


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