Travel Alternatives – Pros & Cons to Bus Travel #BayouTravel

Travel Alternatives Pros & Cons to Bus Travel #BayouTravel

In all my years of traveling as an adult, one method of travel I have yet to experience was bus travel. Although I am familiar with local bus transit, traveling by national bus charter companies was out of my element. Recently I experience bus travel from New Orleans to Orlando. The experience was affordable but at times inconvenient to my specific needs. With that being said, if cost is an issue, bus travel is something to consider. I know I will! In a world where travel costs are Continue Reading

The State Fair of Louisiana Giveaway – Enter to Win 6 Tickets #GoPhone Ends 10/22/14

The State Fair of Louisiana -Shreveport, Louisiana #GoPhone

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored giveaway. All opinions of the products are my own. Do you have fond memories of visiting the fair as a child? For many locals, October is known for local fall fairs, concerts and fun festival foods. This year, The State Fair of Louisiana takes place October 23rd through November 9th, 2014 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Aside from local entertainment your family can enjoy unique family experiences like helicopter rides, food trucks, animal safari, dog 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

Memphis for Music Lovers #BayouTravel

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I love traveling to Tennessee. It is by far one of my favorite states to visit year around. Are you a music lover? Nashville might be home to country music but Memphis is another Tennessee town that should be included on any music lovers travel bucket list. The birthplace of rock and roll, fans have been coming for decades to pay homage to the greats that made rock and roll a movement. Blues and Beale The nearly 2 mile stretch of downtown Memphis labeled Beale Street is where some of the Continue Reading

America’s Most Haunted Hotels #BayouTravel

Americas Most Haunted Hotels #BayouTravel

Does you enjoy a good ghost story? Hearing a ghost story is very different than staying in a haunted hotel! Most Haunted Hotels can be found from the East to West coast and every state in between. It seems as if there are no shortage of ghosts in our country and they love to haunt old hotels. The three most haunted hotels are the Crescent Hotel, the Stanley Hotel, and Hotel Del Coronado. It doesn’t appear that any of these ghosts mean any harm; they just like to let you know that they are Continue Reading

Game Day Party Foods – Corn & Black Bean Baked Taquitos

Game Day Party Foods - Corn & Black Bean Baked Taquitos

I'm not going to beat around the bush. I love football and food! Fall means we get to enjoy a combination of both of my loves. Since we are in football season my football food parties have begun. This means I get to share our goodies with all of you as well. Today we are sharing corn and black bean baked taquitos. Our household joke is, we may not have bread in the house but we know we have tortillas! tortillas are so versatile and can help stretch your budget even farther by including corn and Continue Reading

Secrets Revealed: Airline Booking Tips #BayouTravel

Secrets Revealed_ Airline Booking Tips #BayouTravel

When you are taking a trip or vacation and you realize you are going to fly, there is a better than average chance you are going to feel some stress about it. Whether you are stressed about the flying itself or simply about the costs involved, flying is not always easy for us. While there is nothing easy about getting over a fear of flying, finding a great airline rate is an easy fix for sure. Here are some airline booking tips to make sure you get the best rate possible: Make the middle Continue Reading

JCPenney-Empowering Girls Through Soccer and Academics #JCPFanaticas #HispanicHeritageMonth Ad

JCPenny & Gonzo Soccer - Empowering Young Women Through Sports & Academics #JCPFanaticas

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with JCPenney and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Once upon a time before Mommyhood, I was a student athlete. I didn't just play a sport, I was a very successful, competitive athlete. My teenage daughter knows about my "glory days" but other mom's probably have no clue. Why? Because I know the pressure that comes with being a teen athlete. Every parent thinks their the coach, referees make bad calls and every child Continue Reading

Weekly Photo Blog – LSU Football #BayouTravel #GoBR

Photo Blog LSU Football - Game Day Fun Baton Rouge, Louisiana #BayouTravel

Some of my favorite traveling memories are moments where we travel within our own area to explore, learn and grow. I can't think of a better way to spend your Saturday afternoon than tailgating at LSU Baton Rouge. Being at the game is exciting but it's the entire experience that helps create those family moments we file away in our memory box. At LSU's last home game, we had to opportunity to take the kids to see our LSU Tigers take on New Mexico State. My husband has been employed as Continue Reading

What Not to Purchase at a Theme Park #BayouTravel

What Not to Purchase at a Theme Park #BayouTravel

    Few things are more fun to do as a family than visiting a theme park together. The roller coasters, games, rides and attractions give you a mini-vacation to remember. Unfortunately, your wallet is not likely to forget either. Theme parks can be extremely expensive and a family trip can literally wipe out your entire summer budget if you are not smart about it. A large part of that is knowing what to avoid buying. Theme parks are expensive, but you can offset a great Continue Reading

Chocolate Covered Fall Popcorn Balls Step by Step Recipe

Classroom Halloween Recipes-Chocolate Covered Popcorn Balls

When my children were little Pinterest was non- existent. Baking treats for your little one and a classroom party was not as daunting as it is now. I'm always looking to make life easier by crating simple holiday treats that ALL moms can make, even those that swear they can't bake! Today i'm sharing a fun and very easy to make fall classroom party treats. Ingredients: 1 bag microwave popcorn ¼ cup butter 1 10oz bag mini marshmallows 1 bag milk chocolate candy melts 1 bag dark chocolate Continue Reading

More Than Sandcastles and Sunsets – Turquoise Place, Spectrum Resorts #BayouTravel

Turquoise Place - Orange Beach Alabama - the Premier Resort of the Gulf Coast #BayouTravel

Although our stay was part of a recent #BayouTravel press trip, opinions and thoughts are 100% my own and can not be influenced. For additional information please refer to this site's disclosure section. Living in Southeast Louisiana has many privileges, but the proximity to the sugar white beaches of Alabama's Gulf Coast can't be beat. Our family returned to Orange beach for a weekend stay at a Spectrum Resort - Turquoise Place. Located in Orange Beach, Alabama, Turquoise Place offers Continue Reading