Travel

Go take a hike! Snoqualmie Falls!

So yesterday was so nice outside we decided to head over to Snoqualmie and check out the falls. If you haven’t been to the Snoqualmie Falls before it is a very large, very beautiful waterfall. The park has many different overlooks, a gift shop, and what feels like every single tourist in Washington state. This is probably why we haven’t been in a while.

We enjoyed the short hike down to the bottom of the 270 foot falls and even sat on a large stone in the middle of the river.

Basil had a great time and “marked” every tree and fern along the trail. It should probably be called Basil’s Falls, from now on. Snoqualmie RiverSnoqualmie FallsBottom of Snoqualmie Falls

"Hey guys, lets go this way!"
“Hey guys, lets go this way!”
Top of the falls. Basil is not impressed.
Top of the falls. Basil is not impressed.

Don’t let the tourist scare you off. If you get the chance to check out the falls defiantly take it.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Now on to the most important Sunday item… Football! Go Hawks!

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

P.S. Don’t forget to continue voting for Basil’s 2015 Halloween costume!

What do you think Basil should be for Halloween?

Two Years Already?!

Happy Saturday friends! Today marks the 2 year anniversary of Basil’s Travels! We couldn’t be happier from all the love and support you have given us these last couple years. We have gone on so many adventures and can’t wait for all the ones to come.

Thanks again! Here is to many more! Cheers!

Happy anniversary Basil!

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

Basil Presents Dog Friendly Destinations – San Juan Island, WA!

Hello Travel Tuesday friends! As many of you know we spent last weekend up on San Juan island visiting my grandmother and showing around some friends. It was an amazing time and we are so glad that we were all able to go and enjoy ourselves.

Todays Basil Presents DFD check out where we like to hang out when we are on this incredible island. If you get a chance to explore San Juan island or any of the other San Juan islands, like Shaw or Orcas, let us know. I would love to hear of all your favorite places!

Infographic San Juan Island Dog FriendlyWhere should we travel next? We have a few trips in the works but would love to hear your ideas!

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

 

Happy puppies turn into happy dogs!

It’s throwback Thursday so enjoy this photo from when Basil met a 9 week old chocolate lab puppy. Circa April 2015 Sycamore Brewing company.    Hope your week is going well! Also, Basil would like to say happy birthday to his uncle  Jake.

Until next time. Xoxo

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

Weekend adventure to San Juan Island!

This last weekend Basil, Nate, Jake, Sara, Luna, and I went up the San Juan Island to visit my grandmother and enjoy island life. Weather was fantastic and the dogs had an amazing time.



 

San Juan island is located about 2 hours northwest of Seattle in the San Juan islands. Only accessible by ferry, private boat, or small plane. Enjoy shopping in Friday Harbor and the best seafood around in Roche Harbor. Beautiful beaches, whale watching, and history fill this small island with plenty to see and do. Extremely dog friendly and beyond relaxing. Check out   visitsanjuans.com for more information.

Also, the next BT presents Dog Friendly Destinations… will be featuring Friday Harbor, San Juan Island! Make sure to check back on Tuesday to see where Basil likes to hang out while being “island dog.”

Where are some of your favorite weekend escapes? Let us know!

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

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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

Basil presents Dog Friendly Destinations – Leavenworth, WA!

Dog Friendly Destinations - Leavenworth, WA Happy Travel Tuesday! Have you ever wanted to travel to Bavaria but don’t want to leave the US? Head to Leavenworth, WA. A little bavarian village in the mountains outside Seattle, Washington.  Dog friendly, family friendly, and a serious good time!

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

We’re back!!

Our feet (and paws) have hit Pacific Northwest soil. We are back on the west coast!

A Taste of Basil's time on Lake Chelan
A Taste of Basil’s time on Lake Chelan

After a long cross country move and a crazy family vacation, we are finally getting back to the swing of things. I’ll be back to posting about our adventures and just the the silly things that happen in the life of Basil, Willow, and Sebastian on a daily basis.

Our first official post back will be a Make it Monday. I have a few ideas in the works but if you have something you really want me to try let me know in the comments.

Until then make sure your following us on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/basilstravels) for even more Boston terrier fun!

Thanks everyone for sticking around through this little hiatus. We all really appreciate you!!

Now on to seeing what kind of trouble we can get into in the land of fish, trees, rain, and the 12th man! Xoxo

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

Parting is such sweet sorrow! 

Hello friends! In a couple short weeks we are off back to the West Coast so today we spent visiting with friends and hitting up some of our favorite spots!

First stop, Sycamore Brewing Company. We hung out with friends, fellow pups, and some good beer. Today was the day Basil had his first taste of beer! (Dogs should not have alcohol. It can cause liver damage or death! Please do not give you dog alcohol. It was only a taste and it was given to him by a friendly stranger who only had good intentions in mind.) It was a great time!

 Next we hit up Vin Master Wine Shop. For good wine, more friends, and air conditioning! Basil got to weigh himself on a vintage scale, he weighs 24 lbs, and got a ton of treats!

    We are currently enjoying some wine and relaxing. Basil, Nate, the cats, and myself will cherish the remainder of our time here in Charlotte, North Carolina.

C’est la vie!

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

 

So much to do, so little time!

Hello Basil friends! Another Travel Tuesday has snuck upon us and life has been so hectic as of late I don’t have a new dog friendly destination info graphic for you. As some of you already know our little family is moving back to the west coast in a few weeks so we have been trying to squeeze as much fun out of Charlotte, NC as possible!

For today, I thought I would post a few pictures from the Bark at the Ballpark event that happened this last Sunday at the Charlotte Knights BB&T stadium. We had an amazing time and as always Basil & Jack were a huge hit!

 Charlotte,NC is a amazingly dog friendly place and as this beautiful city grows it’s becoming even more so. If you get a chance to explore it; totally do!

Here is also a flashback to our very 1st Basil presents Dog Friendly Destinations- Charlotte, North Carolina. I hope you enjoy it and keep some of this rad spots in your mind when visiting here!

 I promise to post a new D.F.D next Tuesday and a lot more as this week continues.

Hope you are having a great cinco de mayo! May your sun be shining and your beer be cold! Xoxo

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

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