Stars of the Cinema – Hollywood Wax Museum Branson #ExploreBranson #BayouTravel

Hollywood Wax Museum Branson #ExploreBranson #BayouTravel

Disclosure: Please read our press travel disclosure located at the bottom of this post. All opinions expressed are my own. Being on vacation with the family allows you to decompress and enjoy a stress-free environment with your loved ones. For us, we love to cut up and act goofy whenever possible! While we were in Branson we visited the Hollywood Wax Museum. We have visited the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge and couldn't wait to see what was in store for us at the Branson Continue Reading

Ready for a Duck Adventure? Ride the Ducks Branson #ExploreBranson #BayouTravel

Ride the Ducks

Choosing a local tour company when traveling can be overwhelming. There are so many to choose from that finding a tour company that is unique and stands out can be had to spot at first glance. For us, Ride the Ducks Branson was an easy choice. From Philadelphia, San Fransisco to Guam, Ride the Ducks has been entertaining tourist since 1977. In fact, Branson was the very first location to launch a Ride the Ducks location. Now owned by the Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, Ride the Ducks Continue Reading

White Water, Thrill Slides and KaPau Plummet #ExploreBranson #BayouTravel

Family Attractions in Branson Missouri  - White Water  Silver Dollar City Attractions #ExploreBranson #BayouTravel

No summer would be complete without spending the day at a large water park with the family. While we were vacationing in Branson we stopped at White Water, a Silver Dollar City Attraction. White Water is a water park for the entire family nestled in the beautiful Ozarks of Branson, Missouri. With over 2 million gallons of water, there is something for everyone. From SurfQuake wave pool, Ohana Falls (a ProSlide mammoth family raft ride) to Kalani Towers (a slide deck featuring 2 speed slides Continue Reading

Breakfast at The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks #ExploreBranson #BayouTravel

The Keeter Center  at College of the Ozarks #EXploreBranson #BatyouTravel

Hark work never hurt anybody! In Point Lookout near Branson, Missouri hard work is the motto as a small liberal arts college called College of the Ozarks. Establish in 1906, this college charges no tuition for full-time students due to its student work program and donations. Every student has a job and we experience first hand how extraordinary a few of these students are during our breakfast at The Keeter Center at College of the Ozarks. Only minutes away from Branson, The Keeter Continue Reading

Showboat Branson Belle – Silver Dollar City Attractions #ExploreBranson #BayouTravel

Showboat Branson Belle #ExploreBranson #BayouTravel

Disclosure: Please read disclosure at the bottom of this post. Thoughts & opinions are always our own. My family loves music so it may be of no surprise that live entertainment is something we are always looking for when traveling. During our recent visit to Branson, Missouri we were fortunate enough to board the Showboat Branson Belle. Launched in 1994, the Showboat Branson Belle offers guests live entertainment, a delicious 3 course meal and the pristine backdrop of Table Rock Lake Continue Reading

Family Accommodations in Branson Missouri – Welk Resort Branson #ExploreBranson #BayouTravel

Welk Resorts and Hotels Branson Missouri(1)

Disclosure: Please see disclosure at the bottom of this post. Experience & opinions are my own. Choosing the right accommodations for your family vacation can be daunting. I recently visited Branson Missouri and saw an overabundance in lodging options. How does one choose accommodations when there are so many options? One word: Research. I recently had the pleasure of staying at Welk Resort Branson with my family. One thing I love when I stay at a resort setting is the convenience. Continue Reading

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium – Branson Missouri #ExploreBranson #BayouTravel

RipleysBeliveItOrNot

Disclosure: Please note disclosure at the bottom of this post. All opinions are my own. Planning for an upcoming family vacation requires planning in order to utilize your time and maximize your travel dollar. Our family visited Branson, Missouri last week and visited several Branson attraction your family is sure to enjoy. My family and I left for our nearly 600 mile journey at 7p.m with the intention of arriving first thing in the morning. I know what you're thinking! Driving Continue Reading

Wildlife Viewing at Custer State Park: South Dakota’s Largest and First State Park #BayouTravel

Visiting  South Dakota largest and first state park Wildlife viewing at Custer State Park #BayouTravel

Millions of people visit Custer State Park each year. Most come because of its close proximity to Mt. Rushmore, first-class fishing in its many lakes, and campgrounds in gorgeous mountain settings, but perhaps one of the best reasons to visit Custer State Park is for their abundant wildlife. Custer State Park is home to an 18-mile Wildlife Loop Road that begins at the State Game Lodge within the park and runs to the Blue Bell Lodge. A trip along this loop anytime of day is sure to reward Continue Reading

Destination Travel: Die Hard Stock Car Fan #BayouTravel

Nascar  Die Hard Stock Car Fan Travel #BayouTravel

Those who enjoy stock car racing or any other type of racing can literally go from one end of the country to the other to enjoy their hobby. While some cities are not as well known for their stock car races, they are still worth the visit. No matter how popular or unpopular a venue is, there is nothing like the overwhelming scream of engines at full bore. Indy Indianapolis is probably the most well known place for stock car events. However, they also offer all types of race events aside Continue Reading

Packing Light for an Extended Camping Trip #BayouTravel

Camping Solutions Tips and Techniques Extended camping trip packing tips #BayouTravel

When you're setting off on an extended camping trip, it can be tempting to pack everything but the kitchen sink The reality though, is you won't use half of it, and you'll be better off packing lighter. The lighter you pack, the more room you have in your vehicle, and the less you need to worry about unpacking and repacking each time you stop at a new location. There are a few tips that can really help you pack light when your headed off on an extended camping trip. Bring One Week's Worth of Continue Reading

Quick and Easy Snack Options for Your Next Road Trip #ComidasFaciles #CollectiveBias

Turkey & Cheese Creamy Salsa Tortilla Wraps #ComidasFaciles #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertisers. All opinions are mine alone.#ComidasFaciles #CollectiveBias   When you hit the road for a family road trip, expenses can really pile up. One of the most serious expenses can be food because the vast majority of travelers grab food on the go. Whether you have a car full of kids or it is just you, planning your snack options and meals on the go can help save your family time and money especially with when Continue Reading

New Orleans Area Plantation Tour Stop – Laura Plantation #BayouTravel

Laura Plantation #BayouTravel

A few miles away from Oak Alley Plantation sits Laura Plantation, a restored historic Louisiana Creole plantation. The plantation is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River near Vacherie, Louisiana. My family and I decided to take the guided tour after we completed our Oak alley tour on a warm Saturday afternoon. We are brave! The Louisiana heat is rough but this plantation was worth the sweat. Our guided tour began outside Laura Plantation where our tour guide, gave us some Continue Reading