Erin Ballinger

Member since November 2014

Erin Ballinger loves dogs and has a serious case of wanderlust. For more than the last decade of her career, she has curated city guides around the world for travelers. In 2014, she combined her passion for travel and canines when she accepted the position of Destinations Editor at BringFido. She now writes blog posts to the sounds of her Bichon Frise, Lily-Monet, snoring loudly from her fluffy bed atop the desk, which is just one the perks of being a pet-friendly travel expert. Erin lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband, sons Liam and Jack, and their aforementioned diva dog.

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A Dog Admires a Spread of Pet-Friendly Snacks for the Big Game.
The “Supper” Bowl: Dog-Friendly Snacks for the Big Game
All Inclusive Pet-Friendly Resorts
Hyatt Regency Pet Policy
Can I Bring My Dog to Hyatt Regency?
Can I Bring My Dog to Disney World?
Can I Bring My Dog to Disney World?
A Dog Wearing Mardi Gras Beads Is Petted in Dog-Friendly NOLA.
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly New Orleans
Grand Hyatt Pet Policy
Can I Bring My Dog to Grand Hyatt?
A Yorkshire Terrier at a pet-friendly Drury Hotel.
Can I Bring My Dog to Drury Hotels?
Dog on bed at Canopy by Hilton Charlotte SouthPark
Can I Bring My Dog to Canopy by Hilton?
A cute dog at a pet-friendly Staybridge Suites Hotel.
Can I Bring My Dog to Staybridge Suites?
A cute dog at a pet-friendly Loews Hotel.
Can I Bring My Dog to Loews Hotels?
A cute dog at a pet-friendly Tru by Hilton.
Can I Bring My Dog to Tru by Hilton?
A beautiful Dalmatian ready for a stay at a pet-friendly Graduate Hotel
Can I Bring My Dog to Graduate Hotels?
Hilton Hotels & Resorts Pet Policy
Can I Bring My Dog to Hilton Hotels & Resorts?
Your Dog Will Love Walks Under the Oak Trees in Dog-Friendly Savannah.
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Savannah
Eichardt’s Annual K9 Keg Pull at Sandpoint Idaho’s Annual Winter Carnival
Fido's Favorite Winter Festivals
Baymont by Wyndham Pet Policy
Can I Bring My Dog to Baymont by Wyndham?
Knights Inn Pet Policy
Can I Bring My Dog to Knights Inn?
Rodeway Inn Pet Policy
Can I Bring My Dog to Rodeway Inn?
Comfort Inn & Suites Pet Policy
Can I Bring My Dog to Comfort Inn & Suites?
Days Inn Hotel Pet Policy
Can I Bring My Dog to Days Inn by Wyndham?
A Family Sits in a Sleigh With Their Dog at a Pet-Friendly Resort in Banff National Park.
Pet-Friendly Hotels That Really Deck the Halls for Christmas
Cozy dog in clean hotel bed
Can I Bring My Dog to MainStay Suites?
Can I Bring My Dog to Wingate by Wyndham?
Can I Bring My Dog to Wingate by Wyndham?
Dog sleeps on bed at Radisson Hotel.
Can I Bring My Dog to Radisson Hotels?
Goldendoodle lays on bed at Moxy Hotel.
Can I Bring My Dog to Moxy Hotels?
Two Dobermans enjoy a stay at a pet-friendly Virgin Hotel.
Can I Bring My Dog to Virgin Hotels?
Staypineapple Pet Policy
Can I Bring My Dog to Staypineapple?
Pet Policy for OYO Hotels
Can I Bring My Dog to OYO Hotels?
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Pet Policy
Can I Bring My Dog to TownePlace Suites by Marriott?
Dog at check in at Hilton Garden Inn Asheville Downtown.
Can I Bring My Dog to Hilton Garden Inn?
Homemade dog treats for Halloween
Halloween Treats for Fido
Black dog Ruby is excited for her stay at The Fairfield.
Can I Bring My Dog to Fairfield Inn by Marriott?
Two Dogs Wear the Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack.
The Best Hiking Gear for Dogs
Holiday Inn Express Pet Policy
Can I Bring My Dog to Holiday Inn Express?
Five dogs in robes on bed at Westin Hotel and Resort.
Can I Bring My Dog to Westin Hotels & Resorts?
Can I bring my dog to Hotel Indigo?
Can I Bring My Dog to Hotel Indigo?
Preparing for a Dog-Friendly Road Trip
A Golden Retriever fetches a toy in a dog-friendly swimming hole
Dog-Friendly Swimming Holes
Strut your pup at a pet-friendly 4th of July parade.
July 4th Parades and Other Upcoming July Events
Dog Stands in the Water at Magnuson Park, a Pet-Friendly Beach in Lake Washington.
Best Dog Beaches on Lakes and Rivers
A dog meets a puppy for the first time.
Introducing a New Pet to the Family
A woman with her dog at Happy Hour at a pet-friendly restaurant.
Dog-Friendly Restaurants With the Best Happy Hours
A Goldendoodle at a pet-friendly state park.
BringFido’s Guide to The Finger Lakes
A dog and his mom celebrate his gotcha day.
10 Ways to Celebrate Your Dog's Gotcha Day
Hypoallergenic dogs in a field.
10 Dog Breeds for People With Allergies
Dog looking at baking tools and ingredients
DIY Meals for Your Dog
Couple walking with dog in Montage Palmetto Bluff
Dog-Friendly Honeymoon Resorts
Reservation for 3: Valentine's Day Dining With Fido
Ski Resorts That Welcome Dogs in Winter
A Dog Wears a Happy New Year Crown While Standing in Front of a Christmas Tree.
New Year’s Resolutions for Dogs and Owners Who Are Totally Serious This Time
Lily-Monet Holiday Baking
Homemade Christmas Cookies and Festive Goodies for Fido
Seven Spooky Dog-Friendly Hotels That Are Haunted.
Bring Fido (If You Dare) to These Seven Dog-Friendly Haunted Hotels
A dog visits a pet-friendly beach at sunset.
Fido's Summer Road Trip: Beaches Edition
A dog lies on the beach with a huge kite in the background.
June Events to Mark on Fido’s Calendar
Dog and person run in the surf at pet-friendly island getaway.
Island Day Trips With Fido
Dog brunch by the lake.
Dog Treat Recipe of the Month: Muffins for Your Mutt
Dogs and their owners at Camp Unleashed.
May Events to Mark on Fido’s Calendar
Dog lays on bed in cabin in Colter Bay Village at Grand Teton National Park.
National Parks With Dog-Friendly Cabins
A dog gets ready for a dog-friendly Easter feast.
Dog Treat Recipes to Celebrate Easter
A surfing dog poses for a pic at the  East Coast Dog Surfing Championship.
April Events to Mark on Fido’s Calendar
Dog in St. Patrick's Day costume with special holiday menu meals.
You Lucky Dog! St. Patrick’s Day Recipes for Your Pup
March Events to Mark on Fido's Calendar
Sweet Dog Treat Recipes for Valentine’s Day
BringFido's Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains
DIY Dog Food Recipes
Warm Up With These Winter Dog Food Recipes
Farm-To-Table Restaurants Thumbnail
Farm-To-Table Restaurants That Welcome Furry Foodies
Man on a Fishing Trip With His Dog
"Reel" Fun with Fido! 8 Dog-Friendly Fishing Vacation Destinations
A bunch of people and their dogs having fun at the Dog Mountain
Why We’re "Mutts" About Dog Mountain
A pet-friendly road trip down the PCH.
The Pacific Coast Highway: A Pet-Friendly Road Trip
Curly Brown-Haired Dog Lays on a Bed While Pet-Friendly Glamping Spot Near Yosemite National Park.
9 Glamorous Spots to Go Glamping With Dogs
Patriotic Popsicles for Dogs.
Cool Summer Treats to Help Your Dog Beat the Heat
A Dog Eats a Bite of BBQ at a Pet-Friendly BBQ Restaurant in Saint Louis.
The Best Dog-Friendly BBQ Restaurants
The Best Gifts for the Dog Dad in Your Life
A Small Terrier Sits in a Blue and White Striped Dog Cabana.
Quick Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer
Two dogs stand ready to welcome guests to a pet-friendly hotel.
What Pet-Friendly Hotels and Rentals Are Doing to Keep You Safe on Your Next Visit
White dog Chomps on a Burger
Cheeseburger Is “Pawradise!” How to Make A Burger For Your Dog
10 Ways to Pamper Dog Moms This Mother’s Day
Two Masked Humans Pose With a Dog.
How Dogs (and Dog Lovers) Are Helping Out During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Planning the Perfect Picnic With Your Pup
A festive dog is ready for his Cinco de Mayo "pawty."
Ay, Chihuahua! 9 Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo With Your Dog
These Instagram dog influencers support our healthcare workers.
Don't Pant So Close to Me: How Instagram’s Top Dogs Deal With Social Distancing
A dog plays with a Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff Orbee Ball.
10 Eco-Friendly Pet Products for Earth Day
A dog and his human visit Grand Canyon National Park
Armchair Travel With Fido: 12 Virtual Vacations to Take With Your Dog
Lily enjoys a dog food recipe for Easter
Hoppy Easter! A Nutritious Feast for Fido
Three Retrievers in Bunny Ears Hold Doggie Easter Baskets in Their Mouths.
Fill Fido’s Easter Basket With These "Egg-citing" Gifts
A Dog Smile in Meadow of Flowers at a Pet-Friendly Arboretum.
Barking Up the Right Tree: 7 Amazing Dog-Friendly Arboretums
Take your dog sightseeing in Washington, D.C.!
A Dog-Friendly Weekend in Washington, D.C.
10 Dog-Friendly Destinations for a Spring Break Getaway With the Fam
The Ruff Guide to San Diego
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With This Gear for Dogs
Erin Go Bark! St. Patrick’s Day Gear for Lucky Dogs
A Beagle Sits in a Jacuzzi Tub.
Pet-Friendly Valentine's Day Getaways
Spend a weekend in dog-friendly Miami, Florida.
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Miami
Bring Your Dog for a Dog-Friendly Weekend in Nashville.
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Nashville
Spend a Weekend in Dog-Friendly Branson, MO.
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Branson
Bring Fido to dog-friendly San Jose for a weekend.
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly San Jose
Spend a weekend in dog-friendly Atlanta, Georgia!
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Atlanta
Visit Oregon’s dog-friendly wineries in Willamette Valley.
Merlot With Your Mutt: Dog-Friendly Wineries Around The World
Spend a weekend in dog-friendly Charlotte, NC!
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Charlotte
Spend a weekend in dog-friendly Minneapolis, Minnesota!
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Minneapolis
Bring Fido to the dog-friendly Hamptons for a weekend.
A Weekend in the Dog-Friendly Hamptons
Stop by the Portland Head Light during your dog-friendly weekend in Portland.
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Portland, Maine
Dog-friendly Santa Fe has plenty for Fido to see and do.
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Santa Fe
A weekend in Dog-friendly Nantucket
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Nantucket
A weekend itinerary to dog-friendly Chicago.
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Chicago
10 Pet Safety Tips for the 4th Of July
BringFido's 4th of July Pet Safety Tips
A Weekend Trip to Dog-Friendly Denver
5 Ways to Celebrate Dog Dads This Father’s Day
A Weekend Trip to Dog-Friendly Memphis
The 10 Most Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S.

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Lots Of Dogs!

Crosstown Concourse

We saw lots of dogs enjoying visiting the Crosstown Concourse while we were there!

Aug. 05, 2020

Great Spot For Fido!

Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks

Dogs are welcome on the deck! It’s a happening spot. They will bring your pup a bucket of ice water! In regards to the last reviewer who didn’t even eat at Hudson’s... 1. They never take reservations so he is mistaken there which makes me question the authenticity of his review. 2. Yes, dogs are only allowed outside and the seats are barstool height!

Aug. 22, 2019

Good spot to hang with Fido

Eighth State Brewing Company

This is a nice hangout near downtown with a parking lot for easy access. Any restaurant serving food cannot allow dogs inside per the law and health codes so I don't get why Steven would think this place would be an exception. Five bones.

Aug. 22, 2018

Great spot for good dogs!

Runway Cafe

This is one of my family's favorite pet-friendly restaurants! The outdoor atmosphere is sometimes lively and filled with young children and families. My dog loves coming here during my lunch break and we enjoy the menu of sandwiches and salads. I recommend the tomato basil soup and grilled cheese! It's a classic! The waiters will even bring your dog water upon request!

Jun. 20, 2018

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Swimming holes that are pet-friendly
Dogs (and cats) are welcome at Universal Orlando Resort Hotels
Dog shopping for a new toy
Gotcha Day Cake
DIY Chicken and Rice Dog Meals at Home
DIY meals for Fido
DIY Home-cooked Meals for Your Dog
Dog eating a muffin.
Dog brunch by the lake
Dog by a lake in the spring with brunch
Eggs “Furentine” Muffin Dog Treats
Blueberry Muffin Treats for Dogs
Dog Blueberry Muffin Treats
Apple Cinnamon Dog Muffin Treats
Dog by the lake eating muffins in the spring
Dog Treat Recipes for Easter Thumb
Carob Easter Bunnies Recipes
Frozen Yogurt Eggs Treats
Deviled Eggs Dog Recipe
Carrot Pupcake Treats for Dogs
Dog Easter Recipes Hero
Dog friendly St. Patrick's Day Party Recipes
Dog friendly St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Dog-friendly Treat Recipes for St. Patrick's Day
Dog-friendly St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Irish Oatmeal Cookie Dog Treats Recipes
Dog-friendly Treat Recipes for St. Patrick's Day
Dog Friendly Valentine’s Day Treat Recipes
Carob-covered Bacon Dog Treats
Dog Strawberry FroZen Yogurt Treats
Peanut Butter Cookies For Valentine’s Day
Shopping with Lily-Monet at AT Hun in Savannah
Lily-Monet at Moon River in Savannah
Savannah Carriage Tours
Crosstown Concourse
Crosstown concourse
Crosstown concourse
Homemade Dog Treats And Lily-Monet
Lily-Monet Eating King Of KONGs Treat
Lily-Monet Eating Homemade Summer Dog Treats
Lily-Monet Eating Frozen Treats
Paddling Down The River
Dog Taking A St. Patrick’s Day Walk
Roxy Licking A Shamrock Dog Toy
Mac Eyeing Some Shepherd’s Pie
Paddy Wearing A St. Patrick’s Day Shirt
Macro With His Favorite Dog Food
Labrador Dog Wearing St. Patrick’s Bandana
Mixed Breed Dog Plays With St. Patrick’s Day Toy
Spring Break Photo
Lily-Monet Chowing Down on Dog Treats
Canine Crudités with Greek Harehound Tzatziki Dip Recipe
Irish Setter Nachos
Halftime Homebrew Dog Beer Recipe with Football
Halftime Homebrew Dog Beer
Fourth Quarter Peanut Mutt-er Cookies with Carob Icing
Football-Shaped Muttballs
LIly-Monet Supper Bowl Recipes 7:5
Lily-Monet Supper Bowl Recipes Hero
Supper Bowl Photo
Supper Bowl Hero
Lil’ Guy Murphy Taking An Airplane Flight With American Airlines
Dog at Christmas by tree
Dog looking at Christmas tree
Dog friendly Holiday Party
Christmas Dog
Dog at Christmas
Pup At Greenfield’s Deli Midtown
Brother Juniper’s
Cheesecake Corner Has Outdoor Seating
Charleston Sports Pub has a Dog Menu!
Dog At The Bar
They Love Dogs At Hudson’s!
Lily-Monet At The Residences At Biltmore
Lily-Monet Loves The Porch At The Residences At Biltmore
Lily-Monet Working An event At Mast General
Lily-Monet loves dog-friendly Quest Brewing Co.
Lily-Monet loves dog-friendly Brewery 85
Lily-Monet loves Aloft Hotel Greenville!
Lily-Monet chews bone treat on bed
The Westin Hilton Head is pet friendly!
Dog in car ready for road trip
Lily-Monet loves Lost Dog
Lily-Monet enjoying Wedge's outdoor patio
Lily-Monet enjoyed her stay at the Swiss Chalets!
The Westin Hilton Head is dog friendly! Lily-Monet loves it!
The Westin Hilton Head is dog friendly! Lily-Monet loves it!
The Westin Hilton Head is dog friendly! Lily-Monet loves it!
The Westin Hilton Head is dog friendly! Lily-Monet loves it!
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