Visiting Alaska, the Beautiful #BayouTravel

Alaska the Beautiful #BayouTravel

Contributor Kristi takes us to Alaska with her new adventures and pictures of Alaska the Beautiful. It is hard to travel to Alaska and not find it one of the most beautiful places in the world. Not only are there over 100,000 glaciers, but also Mount McKinley that is the tallest mountain in North America. Alaska has one of the largest coastlines and boasts glaciers calving into the sea, rare land spits like in Homer, and hundreds of islands. There are so many varied landscapes in Alaska that Continue Reading

Are You Prepared For a Travel-Related Emergency? #BayouTravel

Are You Prepared For a Travel-Related Emergency_ #BayouTravel

When you head out on the open road for a trip, are you truly prepared for a travel-related emergency? If you are, then you are in the minority. The vast majority of travelers are taking some serious chances out there. Few people stop and take the time to actually consider the worst and it can lead to some horrific situations. Oddly enough, the preparations are rather easy if you take the time to do them. Here are five important steps towards being prepared for a travel-related Continue Reading

Microsoft Grand Opening: Lakeside Shopping Center +Xbox One Event w/star Shaquille O’Neal #NOLA

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It's no secret that my family are sports lovers and very competitive! So when I heard that Shaquille O’Neal was coming to Lakeside Mall to celebrate the Grand Opening (I'll be attending as well) of 2nd Microsoft Retail store in Louisiana this November, I couldn't pass on the opportunity! Tech and sports? It's like a dream, right! Anyway as a techie, not only will you get to learn about the new Microsoft store BUT you will have the opportunity to purchase the Toshiba Encore 2 WT8 32GB Continue Reading

New Orleans to Orlando aboard Megabus -Yes, $1 Tickets + Tips & Tricks to Megabus #BayouTravel

How to travel for less using Megabus #BayouTravel

Over the years I have put many miles on my personal vehicle to cover travel. Although I have had the privilege of using airlines and cruise ships, one method of travel I have yet to experience is bus travel. In my recent #BayouTravel post, I mentioned travel alternatives like Bus Travel. I listed Pro's and Con's but did not mention various my recent bus experience. Today I'm sharing my recent adventure aboard Megabus. Megabus is a low-cost express bus service that travels throughout the U.S, Continue Reading

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