Review: #Kurgo Collaps-a-Bowl

Just last week, we decided to take the Kurgo Collaps-a-Bowl for a test drive on one of our day trips. Along with Irie and Tiki, we headed to our favorite dog-friendly Texas state park: Inks Lake State Park. Like its name suggests, this bowl collapses for easy storage (and even has a hole in the […]

Taking Your Dog to a Restaurant

We love to dine out with Irie and Tiki whenever possible. It’s something we all enjoy, like yesterday’s lunch at Fredericksburg’s Altdorf restaurant. With two large dogs, it’s not always possible to take them but, as we learned in researching our Texas with Dogs guidebook, many restaurants are very accepting of large dogs on their […]

Packing for Flying with Your Dog

Last year during the writing of DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs, we met up with Rachel Phelps and Preston of at some of our favorite Texas destinations for some fun photo shoots. We photographed Preston in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Fort Worth when they were in the Lone Star State for an Amazing Pet […]

What’s New: Travel Accessories from Petco

As you know, John and I were originally travel writers before we became pet writers…and, now with the publication of DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs book and our weekly DOG TRAVEL EXPERTS radio show, travel and pet writers! Any time pet travel products cross our desk, we eagerly stop and check them out. And we were […]

7 Products You Must Pack for a Hotel Stay with Your Dog

This week, we’ve been up near Fort Worth taking photos for our upcoming DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs book. We spent much of our time at the area’s state parks but dogs aren’t permitted in shelters and cabins in Texas state parks. Since we don’t have an RV or trailer (and, in the 100+ degree temps, […]