Dealing with the TSA when Traveling with Children #BayouTravel

Dealing with TSA when traveling with Children #BayouTravel

For parents, one of the biggest concerns while traveling is about the child’s health and safety. You make sure to buckle them up on car trips, wear life preservers when riding a boat, and strap on bike helmets when they’re out on two wheels. But, air travel can offer different concerns as the parent is not in the driver’s seat. The easiest way to travel - whether by air, bus, train or car - is to know the rules and regulations before you go. Standing in the airport is not the time to familiarize Continue Reading

Whole Wheat Bean Tostada Recipe with Bush’s Cocina Latina #ElFrijolazo #Ad

Whole Wheat Vegetarian Bean Tostadas #ElFrijolazo #Ad(1)

Disclosure: compensated campaign in collaboration with BUSH’S Cocina Latina and Latina Bloggers Connect. Growing up my mother loved to make frijoles (beans) for our family. Since beans are economical and provide the protein we needed in our diets, my mother would slow cook her frijoles and add spices like garlic, onion and cilantro. Now that I have my own family, I want to make my family the same type of dinners that remind me of my mother and the flavors her kitchen once created. Continue Reading

5 Ways Kids Can Learn about the World at Epcot Center #BayouTravel

5 Ways Kids Can Learn at Epcot #BayouTravel

When visiting Walt Disney World with children many people overlook spending time at Epcot Center. There’s no crazy rides, in fact there aren’t many rides at all. However, if you want to expose your children to other parts of the world (without needing to buy an around the world flight) there’s no place better! Epcot used to be thought of as an adults only park but today, things have changed. Not only will children have a great time visiting, they’ll be learning while having fun. Visit 11 Continue Reading

My “Not-So Perfect” Holiday Memory + Luvs Prize Pack Giveaway Ends 12/23 #LuvsLeakFreeHoliday #Ad

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Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Luvs. All opinions are 100% mine. The Holidays can be stressful especially when you have little ones. This year it seems like our two children have asked Santa for almost zilch! I should be thrilled right? Somehow it makes me sad. I remember those days when my littles were running around the Christmas tree in diapers and trying to yank all my pretty ornaments off of my beautiful tree. I miss those days! Continue Reading

Fun All Year Long: South Padre Island Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort #BeachHoliday #Ad @usfg

Outdoor Water Park at Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Resort – South Padre Island #Ad #BeachHoliday

Disclosure: Our recent coverage of Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Resort is courtesy of & Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Resort. All opinions are thoughts are my own. Where can you wear shorts and flip flops pretty much year around? We did on our recent visit to South Padre, Texas. South Padre Island offers travelers year around beautiful beaches and a causal coastal community. South Padre Island is also home to Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort where families Continue Reading

6 Outdoor Items You Need Before Your Next Camping Trip #BayouTravel

6 Outdoor Items You Need Before Your Next Camping Trip #BayouTravel

My family and I love to camp especially during the cooler months. For us, aside from being mosquito-free, not being overheated is a major factor but bracing the elements is always challenging. One thing you should always do when planning an upcoming camping trip is prepare! When you head out into the wild, the last thing you want to do is be ill-prepared. While some folks head out into the wilderness and pop up their campers, others like to go out and rough it a little bit. For those Continue Reading

What I’m saying and What He Hears -5 Misinterpreted Phrases #TheMoodStrikes #Ad

The Language of Love - What I say, what He Hears  #TheMoodStrikes #Ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheMoodStrikes #CollectiveBias In 1997 I married my high school sweetheart. Well, I was a high school senior and he had graduated several years earlier. We married after my first year at college when I was a mere 18 years old. Naturally life was carefree and we had the freedom to be spontaneous. Fast forward 17 years of marriage and we're tired. Tired of work, tired of bills, Continue Reading

Tabasco Green Jalapeño Party Food Recipes – Chile Verde Pork Carnitas #SeasonedGreetings #Ad

Pork Carnitas con Tomatillo Verde Sauce - Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce #SeasonedGreetings #cbias #Shop #Ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SeasonedGreetings #CollectiveBias My family does things a little unconventional. When we are cooking for our large family events it usually includes Latino foods. Not only are we celebrating our own heritage but Latino party foods can usually feed a small army. Last year for Christmas dinner we had things like Enchiladas, tacos and more. This year I decided to step it up by making Chile Continue Reading

Christmas Family Travel Celebrations Across the US #BayouTravel

Christmas Celebrations Across the U.S #BayouTravel

My family travels every Thanksgiving to East Tennessee. Aside from the beautiful backdrop of the Smoky Mountains, my family has the opportunity to experience an early "Winter Wonderland". Living in Southeast Louisiana, winters are almost nonexistent so we thoroughly enjoy the Spirit of Christmas when we travel. If you hope to do some traveling with your family during the holiday season, you might want to catch a celebration or two going on around the country. You can celebrate Christmas as Continue Reading

Celebration in the Oaks – City Park New Orleans #MerryMakers #IheartCityPark #CITO2014 #Ad


Disclosure: This post is part of the Holiday of Wonder campaign sponsored by Wonder and Company and Celebration in the Oaks at New Orleans City Park. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Since 1984 Celebration in the Oaks has taken the famous oaks of New Orleans City and created a magical holiday event that is one of the most spectacular holiday lights festival in the country is located in my backyard, New Orleans, Louisiana. Over 25 acres of City Park is adorned with 550K LED lights, Continue Reading

Gift Ideas for Teens -Academy Sports & Outdoors and Win a $100 Gift Card #ItsaDaisy #Shop #Ad

Gift Giving Ideas for Teens and Older Children #ItsaDaisy #Ad Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #ItsaDaisy Now that my children are older, thinking of Christmas gifts ideas can becomes difficult. I can buy them the latest tech gadget but I'm always looking for ways to unplug and spend time outdoors. Between football season, baseball, softball and volleyball my kids are very active. But they also enjoy outdoor sports like archery or target practice using their air Continue Reading

#BayouTravel Elf on the Shelf Holiday Travel Adventure

#BayouTravel Elf on the Shelf Travel Adventure(1)

Do you remember Honey, our Elf on the Shelf? I introduced you to him last year. Honey is lives at the North Pole with Santa and is originally from the Honey Island Swamp area in Southeast Louisiana. Like us, Honey loves to travel! Last year our Elf on the Shelf had a amazing visit to East Tennessee and is ready to pack his bags for another fun adventure. Like many travelers Honey enjoys East Tennessee and The Smoky Mountains. Not only is it a beautiful area but Honey had an amazing time Continue Reading