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

Oak Alley Plantation Tour Vacherie, Louisiana #BayouTravel

Oak Alley Plantation - Louisiana & American History Tour in the New Orleans Area #BayouTravel

Today we are sharing our recent tour experience at Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. As media, my family & I obtained complimentary admission to the tour. Opinions are always my own. Twenty four years in the New Orleans area and I have yet to see it all! For me traveling throughout the New Orleans area and Louisiana as a whole is a personal mission of mine. So it is no surprise that my family and I enjoy touring the area on our available weekends. Recently we visited Oak Alley Continue Reading

San Fermin en Nueva Orleans (Running of the Bulls) & San Fermin Wine Dinner #BayouTravel

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  New Orleanians are very familiar with the San Fermin en Nueva Orleans Running of the Bulls event held every summer. The New Orleans version of the San Fermin festival includes thousands of locals running streets of the French Quarter while hundreds of Rollerbulls (roller derby skaters with horns and plastic bats in) "attack" in a unique encierro. The festival is a fundraiser for the Animal Rescue New Orleans and The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Louisiana and is sponsored by The Continue Reading

New Orleans Travel: Family Fun Day Aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ #BayouTravel

Family Fun Day Aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ #BayouTravel

Being a New Orleans area travel blogger means I have been to my fair share of New Orleans attractions. Like many locals, my family has vivid memories of many NOLA area landmarks and popular tourist attractions. The Steamboat NATCHEZ is one of those attractions that you can visit frequently and always feel entertained. Why? Because they are constantly hold fun family events like their upcoming Family Fun Day. I want to make sure all of my local readers (and prospective travelers) are aware of Continue Reading

Family Camping at Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Robert Louisiana #BayouTravel

Yogi Bear Jellystone Park - Robert Louisiana Camping Experience for the entire family #BayouTravel

Creating family memories every summer is inevitable. For my kids playing ball, riding bikes and swimming is something they do well past dinnertime. One way my family reconnects every summer is camping. A family camping trip is something my children have experienced many times. Year around, we grab a few sets of clothes, pack of our bikes and get ready to swim the evenings away. Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Robert, Louisiana was our most recent camping experience. Only 65 miles outside Continue Reading

How to Make Purple & Gold Tiger Striped Popsicles

How to make LSU Inspired Popsicles #BayouTravel

It's summer time and making Popsicle for the kids is something we all love to do. Today we are showing readers how they can create their own Purple & Gold Tiger Striped Popsicles. Geaux Tigers! Living in Louisiana you can assume we are huge LSU Tiger fans. My son these Tiger Inspired popsicles and I know your little Tiger fan will also enjoy these. What do you think? Do you think you can tackle this easy popsicle recipe? This recipe is affordable and various flavors can be Continue Reading

New Orleans Hotel Spotlight: Hotel Mazarin Wine Dinner #BayouTravel

Souverain Winery & Hotel Mazarin Wine Dinner  #NOWFE #BayouTravel

Dining in New Orleans is an experience like no other. Local dishes with custom wine pairings attributes to the overall dining experience that many find during the annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. I was fortunate enough to be a guest at a wine dinner featuring Executive Chef Agnes Bellet at La Louisiane. Executive Chef Bellet showcased several signature dishes that complemented Souverain Winery, an official New Orleans Wine and Food Experience Wine Dinner at Hotel Continue Reading

New Orleans Women’s Business Alliance Event at VIVE! in the Hotel Le Marais

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Hotel le Marais is hosting this month's New Orleans Chamber of Commerce: 2014 Women's Business Alliance Women's Only networking event at VIVE! in the Hotel Le Marais on Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The event is an informal networking gathering of local New Orleans area business women. If you are available, please bring your female friends and colleagues. You can also enjoy complimentary hors d'ouvres, $5 cocktail and wine specials and a fantastic door prize drawing: Enter Continue Reading

La Louisiane at the Hotel Mazarin – New Orleans Hotel Collection #NOWFE

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Disclosure: I will be attending the event as media. All opinions and thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by others. As if you needed another reason to visit New Orleans this weekend, I am sharing one more: New Orleans Wine & Food Experience, May 21st-24th. Over the past two decades, the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has raised over a $1 million for non-profit organizations that fight hunger and support culinary education all while showcasing local food, chefs and Continue Reading

Yats Unlimited New Book Release: DAT NOLA Riverfront plus #Sponsored Giveaway


If you are an avid reader of Blogging, Babies and the Bayou then you are probably familiar with the Lil Yat's Adventure Books (Yats Unlimited) Collection. Lil' Yat Books incorporate colorful local characters (Lil' Yat is a shrimp, Yatty Boy is a frog, Drexel is an alligator and Yatty Girl the Pelican) with New Orleans flare. The entire series of Lil' Yat's Children's Books takes young readers into a New Orleans Adventure with every page. Whether they are visiting Storyland & New Orleans Continue Reading

New Orleans Family Travel Guide #BayouTravel

New Orleans Family Travel Guide

You might be surprised the learn that families are flocking to New Orleans, Louisiana as a family travel destination. With numerous kid-friendly attractions I can see why. Although I might be a bit biased, families with children from teens to toddlers can fall in love with food, family fun and more. Over the years I have written about New Orleans multiple times and share my love for New Orleans with others. TripAdvisor has recently ranked New Orleans #10 in their 2013 Travelers Choice Award Continue Reading

Juju in Easterland Who Knew? – Juju’s Easter Book Giveaway

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In 2012 our friend Michelle Hirstius created a loveable children's book character called Juju. Juju's first book "Juju the GOOD voodoo" launched online and in local Southeast Louisiana boutiques. Over a short time, Michelle & Juju created a following a fans that love Juju's key message: You can be YOU. In her books, Juju comes alive and casts “good deeds” spell down in “da bayou” of Louisiana. We all expect find a voodoo doll in those parts, but Juju is no ordinary voodoo doll. Her lovable Continue Reading