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 […]

Our Dog-Friendly Port Aransas Getaway

This week we took a quick trip to Port Aransas, one of the most dog-friendly destinations in Texas. The beaches here are dog-friendly year around but we love the fall months when the beaches are very quiet. (Leashes are mandatory year-around.) We wanted to share our top activities on this trip: Enjoying the Dog-Friendly Port […]

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 […]