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Our Trip to Canyon of the Eagles

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We’ve done a LOT of book signings through the years at a wide variety of venues: bookstores, festivals, trade shows, expos, newcomers’ clubs, you name it. But this past weekend we had the opportunity to do a book signing at Canyon of the Eagles, a unique resort located northwest of Austin on the shores of […]

Our Visit to Flatonia, Texas #TexaswithDogs

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One of the toughest aspects of writing a travel guidebook is the necessity to pick and choose. Gone are the days of the comprehensive guidebook. Today most volumes are “the best of” collections, a curated assortment of travel destinations, accommodations, and activities on a particular theme. The same was true for our DogTipper’s Texas with […]

Making Seaside Fun Out of Seaweed

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Sometimes life gives you lemonade…and sometimes it gives you sargassum… As I told you about in yesterday’s quick post, we just returned from a two-night trip at the beach with Irie and Tiki. The beach normally looks like this: Not this time. Apparently one of the worst influxes of sargassum, a free-floating seaweed that makes […]

We’re Home from the Beach!

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We’re sorry that things have been a little quiet around here the last few days; we’ve been off to Port Aransas, Texas with Irie and Tiki! Since hotel prices along the coast rise with the week of Memorial Day, we took advantage of the last couple of days to make one more quick trip to […]

Texas Bluebonnets (& a Giveaway!)

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Today we’ve been out with Irie and Tiki searching for bluebonnet fields. This winter was a long one so bluebonnets are a bit late this spring. The drought continues in this area and fields are a little spotty, but we still found some great patches for our obligatory Texas spring portrait: And we found another […]

Our Day at Inks Lake State Park

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Today has been a little quiet here at DogTipper; we decided to take off today and enjoy the predicted 80 degree weather! We hopped in the car and headed to the Texas Hill Country for a visit to one of our favorite state parks: Inks Lake State Park. Inks Lake is a constant level lake […]

Fredericksburg, Texas: A Favorite Destination for Dog Lovers

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Today we wanted to share an excerpt from our new DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs guidebook to dog-friendly destinations across Texas. Fredericksburg, located in the Texas Hill Country, is a popular destination both with Texans and travelers from out of state–and one of our long-time favorite places for a day trip. Fredericksburg, Texas with Dogs This […]

10 Top Texas State Parks for Dogs #TexaswithDogs

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Looking for an inexpensive day trip or camping getaway with your dog? The answer just might lie in one of the many dog-friendly Texas state parks. From beaches to lakes, piney woods to rolling plains, you and your four-legged buddy will find an array of parks that offer miles of hikes, swims, and relaxation for […]

Win a Stay at a Texas Ranch & A Copy of Our New Book!

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Are you in Texas…or would you like to plan a vacation in Texas? Our friends over at BringFido.com are hosting a great giveaway for a two-night stay at the dog-friendly Spotted Pony Ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas (one of our very favorite Hill Country towns) AND a copy of our new book, DogTipper’s Texas with Dogs! […]

Shorty Rossi to Attend Rock-A-Bully 3

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For the third year, Animal Planet personality Shorty Rossi and his canine companion Hercules will make a ‘Pit’ stop in The Big D for a paws cause as Pit Bull Warrior presents Rock-A-Bully 3. The family-and Fido-friendy event (for all dogs who have been vaccinated, altered and on a leash) will feature an array of […]

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