Share Moments with a Coke + Graduation Favor Tag Printable #ShareItForward #ad

Share Moments and Memories with a Coke + Graduation Favor Tag Printable  #ShareItForward #ad

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareItForward #CollectiveBias I think any parent has that moment of uncharted territory in any milestone. When your child learns how to walk, goes to school for the first time, learn to drive I'm not ready for that and graduates from high school. This week my oldest child completes the 8th grade and is officially a freshman in high school. In addition she was honored to Continue Reading

Preparing Your Vehicle for Your Next Road Trip #BayouTravel

Preparing Your Vehicle for Your Next Road Trip  #BayouTravel

Road trips have become a huge focus for today’s travelers and hopping in the car to go last minute is common. Nothing is more exciting than loading up the car for a last minute weekend drive to someplace new. Going on a road trip is a great deal of fun, but you have to be prepared to do it safely. The last thing you want to do is head out on a road trip without preparing your vehicle. If you are one to go on road trips often, you can keep your car in a perpetual state of readiness. Here is a Continue Reading

Lofty Pursuits – Family (Tasty) Fun for the Entire Family #IHeartTally #BayouTravel

What to do in Tallahassee - Attractions and Museums in Tallahassee - Lofty Pursuits

I love to travel and showcase amusement parks, museums and resorts but sometimes, it feels good to be a kid again. During my recent visit to Tallahassee, I felt like a kid again at Lofty Pursuits. Lofty Pursuits is not your typical Tallahassee ice cream parlor. We're talking ice cream, Old Fashion Victorian candy and toys. The extensive menu at Lofty Pursuits includes your typical ice cream fountain favorites including 52 varieties of sundaes. Why? Because there are 52 Sunday in the year! Continue Reading

Gatlinburg, Tennessee Family Attractions – Ripley’s 8 Gatlinburg Attractions #BayouTravel

Family Friendly Vacations - Welcome-to-gatlinburg, tenneseee

Disclosure: The sponsored post below is part of our 2015 #BayouTravel series. All thoughts and opinions are my own and can not be influenced in any way. If you are an avid reader of mine, you already know how much my family enjoys visiting the Smoky Mountains every November. We spend almost every Thanksgiving in the Smokies and get festive for the holiday season. Once we return, we are ready to hang Christmas lights, wrap presents and decorate our Christmas tree. One of our favorite Continue Reading

Tallahassee Family Friendly Attractions- The Tallahassee Museum #IHeartTally #BayouTravel

What to do in Tallahassee?   Attractions and Museums in Tallahassee - Tallahassee Museum

Over the course of a few days, It was evident that  Tallahassee is a lovely city. I was able to see some pretty amazing sights and to meet some great people. Families are able to soak up an abundance of rich history first-hand rather than sitting at home and watching it on the history channel and for that I'm so grateful. It's not every day you get to stand where some of the greatest historical figures in history stood before you and see with your own two eyes the legacy they build/left Continue Reading

Tallahassee Attractions – John G. Riley Center and Bradford Blues Club #IheartTally #BayouTravel

Historic Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee Florida - What to do and see in Tallahassee Florida

On the third day of my visit Tallahassee, we made our way to Riley House. Located on Jefferson Street, Riley House was constructed in 1890 on the outside of a community called Smokey Hollow. John Riley, the buildings namesake, received formal education from both private and public institutions and later became known as an educator, and important civic leader. After receiving his first teaching job in 1877 at a school in Wakulla county, he moved on to become the principal of Lincoln Continue Reading

Mission San Luis de Apalachee – Tallahassee Museums and Attractions #IheartTally #BayouTravel

What to see and do in Tallahassee Florida - Tallahassee Atractions Mission San Luis de Apalachee

There were so many wonderful, history rich destinations of my recent trip to Tallahassee that I couldn't possibly add them all in to one post so I decided to dedicate this stand-alone piece to the stop we made to the Mission San Luis, Florida's Apalachee-Spanish Living History Museum. I just have to say how amazing it was to have been able to visit Mission San Luis and to soak up the history that it housed. Being there and getting a first-hand taste of Florida's Apalachee-Spanish background Continue Reading

Celebrating Tallahassee’s African-American Heritage and History Day 1 #IHeartTally #BayouTravel

FAMU Tallahassee Black Archives Research Center and Museum - Museums and Attractions in Tallahassee, Florida

  Traveling has always been a passion of mine. There is nothing more exciting than a spontaneous road trip; the open road and a map of potential destinations is all I need to get into the traveling spirit. So, when I was given the incredible opportunity to travel to Tallahassee for an African American Heritage visit I was honored. I knew I would see some amazing places and wanted to share some of my experiences with my readers. During my first official day in the sunshine state Continue Reading

How to Prepare your Teen for an Upcoming School (Parent-Free) Trip #BayouTravel

How to prepare your teen for an upcoming school trip without parents #BayouTravel

It's hard, I know but eventually the teens with travel without us. It's going to be okay! Getting your teen ready for an upcoming school trip is something that is often overlooked by parents. Although parents are hyper aware these days, it is not hard to assume that the school will have proper supervision in place. The truth is, kids still need to know what to do in certain situations. The violent world we live in demands that we talk about uncomfortable things, and particularly so when Continue Reading

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels: America’s Favorite Waterpark #BahnLove #BayouTravel

Schlitterbahn Family Fun - Waterpark Summer Resort

Disclosure: The following post is a sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts are my own. When I think of summer, I can't help but imagine water parks, a local pool or beach time with my family. I'm counting the days until my kids let out for summer break! A few days after summer break starts my mother, youngest sister and kids are headed for our Texas Road Trip. We plan on spending a few days in San Antonio and making our way to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark and enjoy a Continue Reading

Traveling with MIU COLOR® Packable Handy Lightweight Backpack – Daypack #BayouTravel #ad

MIU COLOR® Packable Handy Lightweight Nylon Backpack Daypack - Foldable and Water Resistant

  With spring in full swing and summer well on it's way it's the perfect time to start gearing up for all of those activities that the weather has been too cold for. During the seemingly endless winter we've just endured I dreamed of such activities like swimming, taking long walks, indulging in sports and even taking hikes with my hubby.Each of these little dreams of mine that have taken root while I've been cooped up during the winter months are a great way to celebrate summer Continue Reading

San Antonio Cultural Travel Guide #BayouTravel

San Antonio Cultural  Travel Guide #BayouTravel

I was probably 13 or 14 years old when I visited San Antonio with my mom, sisters and grandmother. If I can fins any, I'll try and dig up some old pictures but it was a very short trip. My grandmother took us to see the Alamo and a few other local attractions before left for Austin. This month, I'll be traveling to San Antonio with my mom, sister and my own children as we sight see and visit my Uncle and Aunt. If you have a day or if you have a week San Antonio is a great place to visit. In Continue Reading