Basil Presents Dog Friendly Destinations – Asheville, NC!

Travel Poster Dog Friendly AshevilleAsheville, NC is one of our favorite places to go and visit. There are so many great places to check out and this is only a fraction of them. Have you been to this amazing city? Where to do you like to take your four legged friend? Let me know! Also, tell me what city we should do for next weeks Travel Tuesday!

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

Basil Presents Dog Friendly Destinations — Philadelphia, PA!

Travel Poster Dog Friendly PhiladelphiaIts another #TravelTuesday! This time our featured city is Philadelphia, PA. Beautiful, history filled city with a lot to offer. Highly recommend every location on this list. If you are looking for a family friendly, dog friendly, east coast vacation destination think Philadelphia; you will not be sorry!

Tomorrow I’ll post more pictures from our last Philadelphia trip so make sure to check back! Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

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

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

YouTube is for the dogs…

Hello friends! Hope everyone is enjoying their Tuesday! We woke up this morning with a light dusting of snow and a very cold house. Because of this, Basil and I have been snuggled under our electric blanket watching our “stories” on YouTube.

It occurred to me that I spend a lot of my time on YouTube. A lot of my favorite shows are online only and it so easy to have on when I work. Also if you are sad or down there is so many great little “pick me ups” to rise your spirits. It really has a little bit of everything!

Today I thought I would share just a few dog related videos that always make me smile.
Warning! Some of these videos contain adult language and silly adult behavior. If you have a strong opinion about either of those things or are a child, this post is not for you!

JennaMarbles: How to Mildly Annoy Your Dogs Part 1 & Part 2

BuzzFeedYellow: What Dog Breeds Say About Their Owners

SourceFed: Rescue Dog Climbs Mt. Everest

RockinRobinzo: Boston Terrier dog likes his belly tickled!

What are some of your favorite YouTube videos? Let me know!

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

Ps. We are in the process of get Basil’s Youtube up and running. There will be a ton of new videos up soon. Until then you can head over to youtube.com/basilstravels for a few short silly Boston terrier themed videos.

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


Thank You Veterans!


Thank you to every veteran past and present for your service! Both of Basil’s papas are veterans and we couldn’t be more proud.
Don’t forget to thank any veterans in your life and never forget the men and women who protect us everyday!

Hope your week is going well. Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? Traveling? Let us know!

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

Southend Dog Crawl — Club Fetch to The Unknown Brewing Co.

Thursday evening was a blast! Basil is still recovering from the huge amount of friends and fun that happened during this months historic southend dog crawl. Hosted by the fabulous Club Fetch and sponsored by The Canine Cafe and The Unknown Brewing Co. Charlotte area pet parents gathered at Club Fetch and then made our way a mile down the road to The Unknown Brewing Co. The Canine Cafe provided dog food samples, puppy treats, and even a dog friendly birthday cake to celebrate the birthday of The Unknown Brewing Co.’s brew dog, Patton. New friends were made, butts were sniffed, and a good time was had by all! Basil can’t wait until the next dog crawl!Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBCHistoric Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC Historic Southend Dog Crawl - TUBC
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Thank Dog its Friday! Thanks again to Blaire, Jackson, and Julia at Club Fetch for this amazing event. Also, thanks to The Canine Cafe for the treats and The Unknown Brewing Co. for letting us take over your brew house for a couple of hours! If you are in the Charlotte area, go check out all these local businesses. Shop small!

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

Happy 12th Birthday Willow!!!

Hello Basil’s Travels fan and a very happy Tuesday to you! Today we are celebrating our resident fat cat, Willow’s 12th birthday! Nate, Basil, Sebastian, and I can’t believe she has hit the big one two! She is the best cat and we are so lucky she has decided that we are her family. So, in honor of Willow FC please enjoy some of my favorite photos from over the years.

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Hope you like cat photos! Tomorrow we will be back to your regular scheduled Boston Terrier programing!

Travel well, nap well, live well!

-Abbey & Basil

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