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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

 

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 

Travel day! Blogmas day 5!

  Today is travel day. The majority of our day was spend in the airport or on a plane. We have successfully landed in Texas and Basil did great. We are going to spend the rest of our day enjoying our family. 
Big thanks to Alaska Airlines for a great flight and welcoming crew. 

More adventures coming tomorrow. 

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil

“I’m ready!” Day 4 of Blogmas

Something about last Christmas… Throwback! Blogmas Day 3!

Christmas tree 2014

Christmas tree 2014

Check out these photos of last years Christmas tree. We cut it down at Little Switzerland Fraser Firs in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. If you are in the area and need a beautiful Christmas tree make sure to check them out. Great little family farm in the hills of North Carolina. Also, there is a coupon on their website and they are dog friendly! Can’t go wrong!

We are currently super busy getting ready for our upcoming trip to Texas. I’ll be posting for Blogmas while we are there so make sure to check back daily to see all of our adventures. Also, follow me on Instagram for even more fun!

What does your house look like for the holidays? Do you get a tree? Let me know in the comments!

Until tomorrow! 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.

Right off the vine! Pumpkin Picking!

Yesterday we put on our boots and headed to our favorite pumpkin patch, The Nursery at Mount Si. With the clouds looming and the smell of rain in the air, we were pretty much playing with fire.

The rain managed to hold off (Seriously, we missed it by moments!) and we were able to pick out some great pumpkins. Check out our photos and if you are in or around the Seattle area check out The Nursery at Mount Si, worth the trip!

The Nursery at Mount SiNate and Abbey Myers. The Nursery at Mount SiThe Nursery at Mount Si The Nursery at Mount Si The Nursery at Mount Si Basil at the pumpkin patch. The Nursery at Mount SiBasil at the pumpkin patch. The Nursery at Mount SiAre you following us on Instagram? Head over there now and follow Basil and I for some adorable behind the scenes pictures of our daily life.

Also, there is only 4 more days to vote for Basil’s 2015 Halloween costume. Place your vote here!

What do you think Basil should be for Halloween?

Now its football time! Go Hawks!

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

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