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, son Liam, and their aforementioned diva dog.

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A dog looks out the window at the Pacific Coast Highway.
The Pacific Coast Highway: A Pet-Friendly Road Trip
Dog Stands in the Water at Magnuson Park, a Pet-Friendly Beach in Lake Washington.
Make a Splash at These Dog-Friendly Lakes With Beaches
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.
Beat the Heat With These Homemade Frozen Dog Treats
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 Wear the Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack.
The Best Hiking Gear for Dogs
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.!
The Ruff Guide to 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.
#Bowchickabowwow - Hotels with Pet-Friendly Jacuzzi Rooms
My Furry Valentine: 10 Dog-Friendly Restaurants Where You Can Bring Fido on February 14
A Dog Wearing Mardi Gras Beads Is Petted in Dog-Friendly NOLA.
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly New Orleans
A Dog Admires a Spread of Pet-Friendly Snacks for the Big Game.
The “Supper” Bowl: Dog-Friendly Snacks for The Big Game
8 Pet-Friendly Ski Resorts Where You Can Play in the Snow With Fido
Spend a weekend in dog-friendly Miami, Florida.
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Miami
A Dog Wears a Happy New Year Crown While Standing in Front of a Christmas Tree.
10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Dog Who is Totally Serious This Time
Lily-Monet Holiday Baking
Christmas Cookies for Fido and Nine Other Ways to Celebrate the Holidays With Your Dog
A Family Sits in a Sleigh With Their Dog at a Pet-Friendly Resort in Banff National Park.
10 Dog-Friendly Resorts That Go All Out for the "Howlidays"
Homemade dog treats for Halloween
No Tricks, Just Treats: 7 Ways to Celebrate Halloween With Your Dog
Your Dog Will Love Walks Under the Oak Trees in Dog-Friendly Savannah.
A Weekend in Dog-Friendly Savannah
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
Seven Spooky Dog-Friendly Hotels That Are Haunted.
Bring Fido (If You Dare) to These Seven Dog-Friendly Haunted Hotels
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
Strut your pup at a pet-friendly 4th of July parade.
Dog Bless America: 20 Pet-Friendly July 4th Events
10 Pet Safety Tips for the 4th Of July
BringFido's 4th of July Pet Safety Tips
A Weekend Trip to Dog-Friendly Denver
7 Tips for a Fun Road Trip With Fido
5 Ways to Celebrate Dog Dads This Father’s Day
A Weekend Trip to Dog-Friendly Memphis
Bring Fido to These All-Inclusive Resorts and Hotels
The 10 Most Pet-Friendly Airports in the U.S.

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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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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
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!
lily-monet
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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