Family Travel: What to do in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Area for FREE #BayouTravel

Free Family Fun in the Mississippi Gulf Coast  Area  #BayouTravel

My family and I have always loved the Mississippi Gulf Coast. My brother has lived there for over 25 years and now my youngest sister has moved there as well. It's a good thing that the Mississippi Gulf Coast is just a short drive for my family. As I do when I travel throughout the U.S, the first thing I do when planning our upcoming family trip is search for free or low cost attractions in the area. So what kind of family fun can you expect for free? Please check with each location Continue Reading

Free Cruise Ebook – Cruise Travel for LESS: How to Save Money on Your Next Cruise #BayouTravel

Cruise Travel for Less - How to Save Without Sacrificing Fun #BayouTravel - Maria Sinclair(1)

Do you love to Cruise? Of course you do, we do too! In fact, our family went from being unsure and uneasy about cruise travel to Cruise ADDICTS! I can't blame them, going on a family cruise encompasses everything you would want in a family vacation? Beautiful destinations, relaxation, adventure and fantastic food! What if you could cruise for less than or the same price as a Disney Vacation? You can! In fact, there is no reason why your family of 4 can't cruise for less than $2500. We Continue Reading

Camping with Kids – Children’s Camping Themed Printables #BayouTravel

Camping with Kids - Childrens Camping Themed Printables #BayouTravel

If you go way back in your file cabinet of memories, you might remember some of your favorite childhood memories - Camping. My 1st camping adventure involved my Los Angeles Girl Scout Troop while my husband has been camping his entire life. I hate to use the excuse that times have changed, but they have. Gone are the days that families spent their summer vacation outside a them park or resort. I'm not one to criticize, I love theme parks and resort amenities but there is a satisfying feeling one Continue Reading

Preparing Your Vehicle for a Family Road Trip – Auto Maintenance Checklist #CambioConfiable {ad}

Preparing Your Vehicle for an Upcoming Family road Trip with Walmart and Quaker State Oil #CambioConfiable #CollectiveBias {ad}

Being as safe driver is crucial but having a safe vehicle can is just as important! My daughter will have her permit soon so it's critical that I maintain my vehicle inside and out. That means replacing the tires, making sure my windshield wipers are in tact and of course, getting my oil changed regularly. Changing my vehicle's oil is like clockwork. My minivan is always on the road especially since we are a traveling family. normally my husband takes car of our vehicle's maintenance but it's Continue Reading

Looking for an Easy P.M-A.M Transition? Bedtime Routine Checklist Printable #FuelforSchool {ad}

My Bedtime Routine checklist - Free Printable

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FuelForSchool #CollectiveBias I can almost hear my mom, "!Tiempo para la cama!". Every night before school we had to be prepared for school the next day before bedtime. There was zero fussing in the morning. No whining, complaining or crying before we left for school in the morning. It's not just because we knew better, but it's due to having the proper bedtime routine and morning Continue Reading

The Rebirth of the Mississippi Gulf Coast #BayouTravel

The Rebirth of the Mississippi Gulf Coast #BayouTravel

More than one million people in Mississippi were affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and 49 counties were declared federal disaster areas. As devastating as the hurricane was, there’s as with everything there’s a silver lining. In the years before Katrina many of the coastal communities had been stuck. They had lost their neighborhood structures, and in some cases the only attractions were the large, hulking casinos on barges in the bay that were taking over. Because nearly everything needed Continue Reading

Beach Travel Printable for Kids – Beach Scavenger Hunt #BayouTravel

Blue beach slippers on sandy beach, summer, bathing

I know many of you are thinking the beach is for May-July but in actuality, some of my favorite beach experiences have been in the Fall. If you haven't had the opportunity to take the family on a beach getaway this summer, fall is your time to sun shine. The weather is perfect and if you are in the Gulf Coast area, the water is still warm! I'm in beach travel mode! Next month I'll be traveling to Destin, Florida for a weekend getaway at the Emerald Grande Beach Resort with some of my favorite Continue Reading

Parasailing in Mexico – Cruise Excursions in Cozumel #BayouTravel

Parasailing in Mexico - Cruise Excursions in Cozumel #BayouTravel

As you can imagine, parasailing is a top water activity & cruise excursion in Mexico. Last April I went on a cruise with several blogger pals which included a port stop in Cozumel Mexico. Several of us decided to book our excursion at Mr. Sanchos. Mr. Sanchos Beach Club in Cozumel offered several cruise excursion. One option was to book a Mr. Sancho's All Inclusive Day Pass for $5.00! Totally worth it but food and beverages were not included. Naturally you paid a La Carte for those items. Continue Reading

Step Back In Time With Your Family This Summer & Into Fall #BayouTravel

Step Back In Time With Your Family This Summer #BayouTravel

Taking a trip through history with the family is an exciting and unique adventure that doesn’t come around often. Living history events take place all over the United States each year, some just celebrating the rich history of a region, others commemorating battles or events of significance that took place. Attending one of these events with your family, or even participating in the reenactments yourself is an exciting way to vacation and step back in time with the entire family this Continue Reading

Lil’ Yat’s Adventure Book Spotlight-NOLA Author Rhonda Johnson Valladares Hardback @YatsUnlimited

Lil’ Yat’s Adventure Book Series Book 9 by NOLA Local Author Rhonda Johnson Valladares

Since 2012 Blogging, Babies and the Bayou has been friends to several local children's book authors including Lil’ Yat’s Adventure Book by Rhonda Johnson Valladares. We are thrilled to announce that book 9 in the Lil’ Yat’s Adventure Book Series will be available in HARDBACK! Lil' Yat's followers have been asking for hardback for quite sometime with a book titled "Oh give me a home where the WHO DATS roam". Who Dat fans of all ages can enjoy family favorite Lil' Yat characters (Lil’ Yat is a Continue Reading

Planning Your Upcoming Family Cruise – Cruise Ship Printables #BayouTravel

Cruise Ship Printables for Kids - How to plan your upcoming Family Cruise #BayouTravel

Carnival Sunshine is pictured above. Isn't she a beauty!?! Last week I was reunited with Carnival Cruise Lines for a Carnival Dream event in New Orleans. My family & I have been on Carnival Dream as well as other cruise ships multiple times. Cruise ship travel is my family's favorite way to travel. I'm not kidding, the kids have picked traveling by cruise ship over Disney World several times. But how do you plan your first family cruise? I have touched on the subject many times. In fact, Continue Reading

Turning Sweet Moments into La Merienda + Bilingual Snack Bingo Printable #FunSizeMerienda #Ad

Turning the Bright Side of Our Day into La Merienda + Bilingual After School Bingo Printable   #FunSizeMerienda #Ad

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FunSizeMerienda #CollectiveBias Although it's into the 100°F outside, summer is technically over! My kids went back to school and for the first time in years I am strictly working from home. It's going to be a adjustment for the entire family mostly the kids. We normally review our day during dinner time but now I can enjoy La Merienda when the kids get off the school Continue Reading