It’s piñata time! 

Thank you everyone who voted for Basil’s 2015 costume. It’s adorable, soft, and just perfect for Basil.   I hope everyone is having a great Halloween. Have fun tonight and be safe! Xoxo

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

Hello Handsome…

Basil is so modest. Just look at that face. It just screams “Don’t look at me… Wait, don’t look away!”

"Are you talking about me?!"
“Are you talking about me?!”
"Oh no, stop."
“Oh no, stop.”
"Actually no, go on!"
“Actually no, go on!”

This is also a little sneak peak of Basil upcoming Outfit of the day series that starts October 1st. We’ll post daily OOTD’s of all of Basil’s adorable doggie wears.

How is your week going? Is your dog this “humble?”

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

P.S. Keep voting for Basil Halloween costume!

What do you think Basil should be for Halloween?


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

Puppy meet Boston Terrier

Yesterday Basil got to meet and play with our friends new 4 month old mini Aussie puppy. Athena is a tiny, deaf, super fluffy pup who has no fear! She jumped right in to wrestle with Basil and every other larger dog that came her way.

As well as getting to play with Athena, Basil found a few other Boston friends.

All and all it was a successful trip to the dog park. Thanks Farrah for sharing your new fluffiness with us. I think Basil & Athena will be life long friends!

“He’s behind me, isn’t he?!”

Its been a pretty good Blogiversary weekend. Today is time for relaxing and doing some planning for up coming travel plans. I hope your weekend is going well! Until next time!

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

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

“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 http://www.clubfetch.com, 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

Throwback Thursday – BlogPaws Conference 2014

Today all of our fellow pet blogger friends are gathered in Nashville, TN for the 2015 BlogPaws conference. We really wish we could have been there this year but the cross country move just didn’t make it possible.

For throwback Thursday I thought I would post a few of our favorite photos from last years conference in Las Vegas, NV.  BlogPaws 2015 Las Vegas, NV BlogPaws 2015 Las Vegas, NV BlogPaws 2015 Las Vegas, NVAlthough we are missing the conference this year we will still be able to watch the Nose-to-Nose award show online, which we are nominated for an award in the Best Photo category. If you want to watch the award show along with us you can find the live stream here, https://www.youtube.com/user/BlogPaws starting at 7pm CST on Saturday May 30th.

Hopefully we will be able to attend the conference next year to learn a lot and see all our friends!

Now back to packing up our entire life! Washington State, we’ll see you soon! Xoxo

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

Basil Presents Dog Friendly Destinations – Portland, Oregon

Its another Travel Tuesday and today we’re featuring a west coast city, Portland, Oregon! We have spend a lot of time in Portland and seriously love it! Great dog friendly city! Check it out!Dog Friendly Destinations - Portland, OR In a couple of months we will be back on the west coast and can’t wait to visit Portland again. What do you love about Portland? Let me know in the comments!

Hope everyone is having a good week!

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

The hardest rooting 12th dog in the game! Go Hawks!

In this house we are huge Seattle Seahawks fans! You may have realized that if you have been to this blog before, or visited our Instagram or Twitter acounts. Its in our blood; every member of this family bleeds blue & green! So that means we have two (vert fat) 12th cats and the hardest rooting 12th dog in the game!

That being said, all of us are very excited that come this Sunday we get to watch our beloved Hawks in their 2nd Superbowl in 2 years! #rePete So much that we have been getting ready ourselves. Hardest Rooting 12th dog in the game!

Basil has been sporting his 12th dog gear every waking moment in anticipation. I also threw the referee jersey on Sebastian in hopes that maybe that will give us some better luck with the refs this weekend. (You never know! It’s only crazy if it doesn’t work!) 12th cat and 12th dog!

So this Sunday we will be yelling and screaming for our Seattle Seahawks and hoping for them to come home with the W. Lets all hope for a clean, fair football game and let the best team win! 12th cat and 12th dog!

In closing I’ll leave you with the famous words of Bill Nye, Rainn Wilson, Chris Pratt, Macklemore, and Katy Perry… “GO HAWKS!”

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

Happy New Years! Bring on 2015!