Back from the Beach!

We are back from a quick, one-night trip to the coast with Irie and Tiki! We usually go to the beach for several days but this was an unusual circumstance. We needed to visit a nursing home about an hour’s drive from the coast. John is the guardian to his aunt and three elderly cousins […]

Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at a Dog-Friendly Botanical Garden!

It’s been said that “Friendship is like a beautiful garden. ┬áThe more you put into it, the more it grows.” Pet parents can nurture both their love of nature and their love for their furry family members with a visit to a botanical garden. From annual dog-friendly summer events to gardens that welcome dogs year-round, […]

Watch Rad Rovers at Texas Surf Dog Competition!

Why Hang Ten when you can Hang 16 or 18? Taking to their surfboards, dogs will transform into Moondoggies in the Ohana Surf & Skate Surf Dog Competition in Galveston, Texas on July 16, 2017. Celebrating five years of “Fun, Fun, Fun” in the sun for our furry friends, approximately 30 canines who dream of […]

Dallas Pet Expo, May 20 – 21, 2017 #AmazingPetExpo

  May 20 – 21 promises to be a big weekend for dog lovers in The Big D as they celebrate all our friends with fur, fins and feathers at the seventh annual Dallas Pet Expo! Activities Cheer for the clever canines who will work their way through weave pole, tackle a teeter and bound […]

Houston Pet Expo, May 13 – 14, 2017 #AmazingPetExpo

  Dog lovers in the largest city in the Lone Star state will be in seventh heaven when the seventh annual Houston Pet Expo comes to town for a weekend devoted to all our friends with fur, fins and feathers. Activities A plethora of promenading pups will walk away with your heart during the PetFinder […]

Our Visit to Discovery Well Cave Preserve

Years ago, when we first wrote our Day Trips from Austin guidebook, we sat down with the publisher’s publicist to create a list of “talking points” about the book. The first one–and one I brought up in every book interview–was the fact that day trips gave you “the chance to be a traveler in your […]

My Visit to Dog-Friendly Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas

Even if you’re not an HGTV lover like I am, you’re no doubt familiar with Chip and Joanna Gaines of “Fixer Upper.” From the show to a bestselling book to an upcoming magazine, the couple has launched a Texas-sized career that features their own paint line, rugs, furniture, and more. And, just over a year […]

Starting a New Book Project: Fido + Fluffy’s #FreebieFriday

This week we signed a contract on a new project: the revision of our Day Trips from Houston guidebook. Like the other Day Trips books we write (Austin and San Antonio), this guide covers attractions, restaurants, accommodations, and special events within a two-hour drive of the home city. Soon we’ll be hitting the road for […]

Our Glamping with Dogs Getaway! #GlampingwithPets

For the past few weeks, we’ve been using Glamping with Pets to plan a pet-friendly glamping getaway with Irie and Tiki. We knew we’d be traveling during the Supermoon, a date when the moon was closer than it has been to the Earth since 1948. As luck would have it, we couldn’t have found a […]

Could Your Community Become No Kill?

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own. Whenever I mention that Austin, Texas is my hometown, the response is just about always overwhelmingly positive. People love Austin for its music scene, fun vibe, great food, and scenic Hill Country setting. But I’m most proud of my community for another […]