Advantages to Staying at a Disney Resort #BayouTravel

Why You Should Stay at a Disney Resort #BayouTravel

When you begin to plan your Disney vacation one of the biggest questions that comes up is whether to stay on-site or offsite. There are many advantages to staying onsite however many people balk at the high price tag Disney resorts can carry. Why stay at a Disney resort when you can find other accommodations nearby for less? There are many reasons! Enter parks earlier and stay later Guests who are staying in Disney Resorts can take advantage of Magic Hours before general park opening and Continue Reading

Sportsman’s Paradise – Deer Hunting across America #BayouTravel

Sportsmans Paradise – Deer Hunting across America #BayouTravel

It is well known that Louisiana is a Sportsman's Paradise. So although I am biased to Louisiana, there are other states well known for deer hunting. Today I thought I would share several states that offer a variety of deer hunting that Louisiana and out of state residents may be interested to learn more about. Perhaps you can grab a few hunting buddies and explore these states or visit Louisiana on your next hunting trip. Deer hunting is considered to be one of the most popular pastimes Continue Reading

Warm Up This Winter – Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark and Resort #BayouTravel #Ad

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Disclosure: As with all my travel, a complimentary resort stay at Schlitterbahn South Padre Island has been offered in exchange for this post. I love the cold but with fevers, coughs and more our family is trying to stay as healthy and warm as possible! Nothing says warm weather in winter months like the beach. But the beach isn't just for summer months! In less than 12 hours from New Orleans to San Padre Island, your family can enjoy a beach atmosphere and warmer temperatures at Continue Reading

Meeting Shaquille O’Neal & Upcoming Microsoft Store VIP Shopping Party 11/22 #MicrosoftLa

Microsoft Retail Store Grand Opening - Lakeside Shopping Center #MicrosoftLa

Recently I went to Microsoft's newest retail store at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana. With several Grand Opening Events, local residents were thrilled to have Microsoft in the New Orleans area. I can't blame them! We love technology and knowing that a Microsoft is nearby can help local businesses, young adults and families stay connected and productive. My children & I were so excited about this particular grand opening. Aside from loving Microsoft products, we are Continue Reading

Holiday Entertaining & Gift Giving with a Purpose – Heart of Haiti #GiftsThatGive #Ad

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Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and they provided me with this product for review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own The holidays are soon approaching and our focus will be on our family, friends and loved ones as we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas. My family and I have so much to be thankful for! Last Christmas my father had a successful quadruple bypass, my mother continues fights every day to over come depression and her demons and a Continue Reading

I’ve Got Junk in My Truck, What About You? $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway #InviernoSeguro #Ad

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This is part of a sponsored collaboration with State Farm and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I treat my vehicle is like a member of my family. Why? Because I have depend on it everyday and like my home office on wheels. Aside from using my minivan daily, it has to keep us safe and be as efficient and functional as possible. But just like my teen can't keep her room clean (don't get my started), my minivan seems to get shafted in the cleaning Continue Reading

Family Entertainment at Universal Studios, Orlando – Blue Man Group #BayouTravel

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When we travel my family and I are always looking for evening entertainment. Now that my family has matured, we are non-stop when traveling. No nap time required, Yay! so when we have the opportunity to add a theatrical show during trip, we jump on it. During my recent visit to Orlando, Niche Parent conference attendees had the opportunity to a special Blue Man Group performance at Universal Studios, Orlando. My co-worker had just seen Blue Man Group in Las Vegas and raved about it earlier Continue Reading

Holiday Travel: Preparing for Snow Travel #BayouTravel

Holiday Travel_ Preparing for Snow Travel #BayouTravel

As the holidays draw closer, the odds of having snow on the ground during travel increases a great deal. Snow and ice are a normal part of winter and a headache for those that are not prepared to travel in it. If you are prepared, you can navigate the dangers of bad weather rather seamlessly. The key is to cover all your bases and prepare for the worst. Here are some tips for preparing for snow travel this holiday season: Prepare your vehicle Having a vehicle that is prepared for the Continue Reading

Quick and Easy Party Ideas- Chipotle Hummus Recipe

How to make Chipotle Hummus - Fall Foods and Party Ideashummus

During November & December our social calendar is filled with dinner parties and special events. At some of these events bringing an appetizer, dessert or perhaps even a main course is optional. Don't come empty handed. I always keep my pantry filled with ideas that can remedy a last minute party appetizer. One of my favorite items to bring is hummus. It's quick, easy and affordable! Last fall I introduced you to a versatile chipotle pumpkin hummus recipe, this year you can eliminate the Continue Reading

What Exactly Does Duty-Free Shopping Mean and How to Prepare #BayouTravel

How to Plan Duty-Free Shopping #BayouTravel

Duty-Free shopping is not as cut and dried as it might seem on the surface. The vast majority of people that buy Duty-Free products have no idea what they are doing and if they are actually saving money or not. In fact, stores and places that sell Duty-Free probably count on that ignorance. Sometimes they sell items for more than you would pay elsewhere and label it Duty-Free anyway. So how can you be a savvy Duty-Free shopper and find the actual deals? It begins with learning what Duty-Free Continue Reading

Beyond the Roller Coasters – Sea World Orlando, Florida Edition #BayouTravel

Beyond the Rollercoasters Sea World - Orlando Florida Edition #BayouTravel

If you have never visited Sea World - Orlando, Florida you are missing out. From thrilling roller coasters to theatrical animal shows, your children will have a unique animal encounter they will not forget. But aside from thrill rides like Manta and Kraken, you will find an array of children's activities educational experiences and learn about animal rescue and conservation as well. This year, Sea World is celebrating their 50th anniversary with a bang! Sea World's 50th anniversary Continue Reading

Pros and Cons to Travel Insurance #BayouTravel

Pros & Cons to Travel Insurance #BayouTravel

Travel insurance is one of the most maddening subjects on the planet. Like other types of insurance, it can be a life saver in a horrible situation. When you have a product that you purchase but really hope you never have to use, it is going to be a pretty unpopular product or service, right? Imagine the uphill climb these guys are facing trying to sell it. So the question is, do you need it? The answer? Possibly. It really depends on a number of factors. Here is a look at the good and Continue Reading