With the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie opening this Christmas and the release of the toys happening today (!!!!) everyone is talking about Star Wars. The most popular toy so far is the BB-8 droid. It’s an app controlled robot that will patrol your home and maybe confuse your pets. It’s pretty cool!
Check out this awesome video, thanks to Vanity Fair, of a group of puppies being introduced to the BB-8. If this doesn’t convince my husband to splurge (Only $149.99!) and just order one, I don’t know what will!
Travel well, nap well, live well!
-Abbey & Basil
Ps. Hope everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day weekend! Xoxo
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!
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!
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.
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!
Where should we travel next? We have a few trips in the works but would love to hear your ideas!
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!
“I hear they have to pick up the food they drop on the floor!”
Happy Throwback Thursday internet friends! These amazingly adorable photos are from a June 2014 event where Club Fetch “took over” The Unknown Brewing Co.
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 Fetch. Blaire, 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 Fetchhere,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.
Basil, Luna, my sister-in-law Sara, and I headed to the dog park yesterday for some play time and a swim in the lake. Luna (Sara’s black lab mix) is a grade A water dog. The moment she spotted the beach she was off!
Basil isn’t that much of a swimmer. He just likes to dip his paws in the water and play with other dogs on the beach. Recently we got him a life jacket. The thought was that maybe if he felt a little more comfortable in the water he would want to swim with us. Well, it worked! It only took a few times in the water and Basil became swimmer dog.
Check out the this video of Basil first official swim with his life jacket on.
If your dog needs a life jacket this summer we recommend the Aussie Life Jacket. I got it at TJ Maxx for a steal at only $16.99. Brightly colored, handy top handles, and floats like a champ. (Not a sponsored post. Just really happy with the product!)
I can’t wait to hit up the water again and see Basil do some more swimming. So proud of him!
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!
Happy Travel Tuesday! So the Leavenworth, WA post is not ready. Some unforeseen stuff happened today and the the infographic didn’t get finished. So instead please enjoy Basil presents dog friendly destinations- Seattle,WA! This is only part 1 and part 2 will be coming in a couple of weeks. Where are some of your favorite places to take your dog in Seattle? Where should be travel next? Let me know!
Hope your day is going well! Until next time! Xoxo
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. Although 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