Cruise Chat: Pros & Cons of a Disney Cruise #BayouTravel

Cruise Chat_ Pros & Cons of a Disney Cruise  #BayouTravel

If you are planning to take a cruise, there are plenty of cruise companies to choose from. One of the most popular for families is Disney. Here are a few pros and cons that you may want to know about the Disney cruises. Pros Swimming There is a pool for young kids (Mickey's Pool) and a pool for families (Donald's Pool) available and these have seating areas for parents. If you're after an adults-only pool, the Quiet Cove is available. Staterooms Some ships have connecting cabins Continue Reading

Isla de Roatán, Honduras: What to do on Your Cruise Port Day #BayouTravel

Isla de Roatán, Honduras_ What to do on Your Cruise Port Day #BayouTravel

If you are taking a cruise and will be making a stop at Isla de Roatán, Honduras, you may be wondering what to do on your cruise port day. Check out this list of activities that will provide plenty of memories. Enjoy some snorkeling, or if you prefer do some diving. You can do wreck diving (visit a sunken wreck), a shark dive or a dolphin dive. You can also enjoy a non-dive experience to explore the coral reef. There are glass bottom boat tours for this. Visit the butterfly garden and see Continue Reading

​Cruise Chat: How to Choose the Right Stateroom #BayouTravel

​Cruise Chat_ How to choose the right stateroom #BayouTravel

You're gearing up for that cruise, and you want the best vacation you can possibly have. Choosing the right stateroom can mean the difference between a great time and a not-so-great time. Let me preface by saying that a traveling by cruise ship is one of my all-time favorite family vacations. The time you spend in your stateroom is completely up to you. Price is always a factor but if you are like me, you always want your own space. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you make your Continue Reading

5 Weekend Getaways to Celebrate Valentines Day #BayouTravel

5 Weekend Getaways to Celebrate Valentines Day #BayouTravel

Valentine's Day is all about romance and spending time with your significant other. If you are hoping to have a weekend getaway with your sweetheart, consider one of these ideas for a romantic getaway. Here are five ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day. Visit a Big City Do you live just a few hours away from a large city? Consider an exciting weekend getaway in the closest city to your hometown. Plan to visit the city and take in some sights and sounds. Go to a concert or show or visit a Continue Reading

Pet Travel: What to Consider when Traveling with Your Pet #BayouTravel

Pet Travel_ What to Consider WhenTtraveling With Your Pet #BayouTravel

I love my pet but sometimes traveling with man's best friend is not always an option. Although finding someone to care for our precious Mia (and 9 chickens) when we are away is always an obstacle, it's something we take very seriously. There are many factors involved and when the scenario is ideal, Mia comes with us. If you are traveling with children or with pets, there are definitely some extra things you need to take into consideration. Taking your fur baby along on your trip means Continue Reading

Winter Getaway – Lake Placid Nordic Festival & More Family Fun #PerfectDayADK

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Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for Lake Placid’s Come Play in the Snow Campaign. Although this is a compensated post, all opinion are my own. A winter getaway doesn't have to break the bank. When I travel with my family we plan 2-3 fun-filled activities the look for affordable family fun activities that can stretch my travel dollar. Lake Placid offers various free events that your family can enjoy daily. Take your family on a picnic and enjoy the concerts at Mirror Lake Park or Continue Reading

Favorite Photographs of Corfu, Greek Island in the Lonian Sea – Photoblog Series #BayouTravel

Old Byzantine fortress in Corfu, canal view - Greece

I envy those who travel the world for a living! Photographer & friend, Andre, is sharing his favorite photographs from Corfu. Corfu is a Greek Island in the Lonian Sea. Travelers can find Corfu along the western coastline of Central Greece and probably one of the Mediterranean most well known and a visitor favorite. Andre's photographs easily share why Corfu's natural landscape and crystal clears seas make Corfu and all of Greece an all-time classic travel destination. Scroll down Continue Reading

Cruise Chat: What to know about Costa Maya Mexico #BayouTravel

Cruise Chat_ What to Know about Costa Maya Mexico #BayouTravel

My upcoming cruise is approaching and like many travelers research before visiting a foreign country is key. One of my upcoming cruise post visits will be Costa Maya Maxico. Although i have visited Mexico several times with and without my family I like to know what to expect when traveling especially when I am traveling aboard a cruise ship. Since time is limited on port days I thought we would share some important information about you need to know before visiting Costa Maya. Are you Continue Reading

Quite Mornings at The New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden #BayouTravel

Adventures in New Orleans City Tour By Bus - New Orleans Family Attractions

There's nothing better than being at New Orleans City Park on a Saturday morning. My husband went to Morning Call and enjoyed a hot cup of cafe au lait and beignets then took a leisurely stroll through Besthoff Sculpture Garden inside City Park. More than 60 sculptures fill the Besthoff Sculpture Garden which is directly outside of NOMA. Approximately 5 acres in City Park most of the sculptures were donated to NOMA by the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Foundation. The sculptures are nestled Continue Reading

Experience The Perfect Day at America’s First Winter Resort in Lake Placid #PerfectDayADK #Ad

Lake Placid, Adirondacks USA - Americas First Winter Resort #PerfectDayADK

Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for Lake Placid’s Come Play in the Snow Campaign. Although this is a compensated post, all opinion are my own. How Would You Spend the Perfect Day? The "perfect day" for my family and I would include outdoor recreation, breathtaking views and the local charm of a small village nestled among the wilderness. Living in the South I'm sure you're thinking that I hate the cold weather. In fact, while I love soaking up the sun on the beach my family and I Continue Reading

Mardi Gras only in NOLA? 5 Cities that celebrate Mardi Gras #BayouTravel

Mardi Gras - Other Cities that Celebrate Mardi Gras #BayouTravel

When you think of Mardi Gras, your mind certainly jumps to that famous celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States. Did you know that NOLA isn't the only city that puts on the dog for "Fat Tuesday?" Check out these other cities that celebrate this winter holiday. What is Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras is a French phrase that is literally translated to mean "Fat Tuesday." Fat Tuesday is traditionally celebrated as a parade and carnival (carnival celebrations are usually held for Continue Reading

Rev Up Your Engines New Orleans, Monster Jam® is back! Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1/31/15

Rev Up Your Engines New Orleans, Monster Jam® is back! Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1:31:15  GraveDigger

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Will you be at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Jan. 31st? Not sure? 2 words: Monster Jam®. Feld Motor Sports® & Monster Jam® are coming back to New Orleans for another fun-filled, supercharged event. Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed trucks that sit on 66-inch-tall tires. Not only are they capable of speeds up to 100 miles per hour but they can also fly up to 125 to 130 feet! They weigh a Continue Reading