Dog-friendly Halloween Events

Are you looking to scare up a little fun for your dog this October? Why not treat your four-pawed pal to a Halloween-themed event that will get you both in the ‘spirit’ of the season! Following are just a few of the many dog-friendly Halloween events taking place across the country. Is there a Halloween […]

Our Day at Lake Georgetown

Well, the calendar may say it’s autumn…but summer is sticking around here in Central Texas. We took advantage of the warm weather to give Irie and Tiki another swim day, this time enjoying a day trip at nearby Lake Georgetown. The US Corps of Engineers parks that line this lake on the San Gabriel River […]

10 Dog-Friendly Day Trip Ideas This Fall

The calendar may not officially say fall yet, but we’re already feeling an autumn crispness here in Texas. While I love summer, by this time of year I’m ready (really, really ready) for some cooler weather. During the hottest months of the summer, our dog travel gets curtailed and limited to swimming–and enjoying our air-conditioning–but […]

Enchanted Rock Changing Pet Policy #TexasWithDogs

One of our favorite day trips with Irie and Tiki is to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, located in the Texas Hill Country. We often stop in Fredericksburg for lunch at one of the many dog-friendly restaurants then continue on to Enchanted Rock, the second largest stone formation in the country after Georgia’s Stone Mountain. […]

Our Trip to Canyon of the Eagles

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

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

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!

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!)

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

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 […]

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