Theme Park Solutions – 5 Affordable Theme Park Souvenirs #BayouTravel

5 Affordable  Theme Park Souvenirs  #BayouTravel

Everyone that has ever visited a theme park knows that it cost a bit of coin. It certainly is not known as a place to go and save money to say the least. Still, there are some areas where you can save money at theme parks. Souvenirs, in particular, can be very reasonable if you know what to look for. Here are some cool souvenir ideas that are affordable and reasonable: Clearance Merchandise Like every other retail establishment, theme parks will generally have older merchandise that they Continue Reading

Bayou Travel Bucket List – South Africa #BayouTravel

Bayou Bucket List - Travel to South Africa #BayouTravel

If you are an outdoor person than you have probably thought about visiting South Africa at one point or another. The country is a land full of very diverse experiences. From Cape Town to Johannesburg a once in a lifetime opportunity awaits you. Familiarize yourself with South Africa in our newest edition of Bayou Travel Bucket List. Background and History of South Africa Aboriginal people have been living in South Africa for at least a millennium. Along with Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia, Continue Reading

America’s 9 Most Natural Breathtaking Views #BayouTravel

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Ready to have your breath taken away by the natural beauty of the United States? Visit one of these 10 locations and experience the wild wonder of this country. Niagara Falls Long heralded as one of the most breathtaking sites to see, this waterfall lives up to the hype. Visitors can view it from the US or Canadian side of the falls by crossing the international border. Take the boat tour to get a close up view, it’s worth the money! Sequoia National Park Located in the southern Sierra Continue Reading

5 Sustainable Travel Tips #BayouTravel

5 Sustainable Travel Tips #BayouTravel

When you want to practice sustainable travel it takes a little more research and thought than simply booking a plane ticket. But by spending just a little bit extra time making sure you’re employing the best sustainable options can go a long way towards reducing your impact your visit will have on the countries you're visiting. Here are 5 tips for traveling sustainably anywhere in the world. Know the Environmental & Moral Issues before Landing Do you know what some of the environmental Continue Reading

Cruise Travel Excursions: Ruins of Cozumel, Mexico #BayouTravel

Cruise Travel Ruins of Cozumel Mexico #BayouTravel

The island of Cozumel is a popular cruise stop on many Caribbean cruises. There are plenty of things to do at this destination but one of the most sought after shore excursions is visiting the ruins on the island. But, did you know there’s more than one set of ruins to visit and you don’t need to book one of the shore excursions from your cruise ship to enjoy these historical sites? There are at least 24 archeological sites that have been discovered on the island of Cozumel with San Gervasio, Continue Reading

Polka Dot Pots – Paint Your Own Pottery in the Smoky Mountains #BayouTravel

Polka Dot Pots - Paints Your Own Pottery #BayouTravel

There are very few souvenirs that I collect while traveling. Why? Because I don't feel I get my monies worth out of them. I find that they get put away as soon as we get home and never to be seen or enjoyed. Our contributor Michelle recently visited Polka dot Pots within within the Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, Tennessee. When I found out Michele and her family would be painting their own pottery I thought what a fantastic souvenir that would be for the entire family! Take a Continue Reading

Cruise Chat: What to do on your Montego Bay Cruise Port Stop #BayouTravel

Cruise Chat What to do when visiting Montego Bay Jamaica #BayouTravel

Montego Bay, Jamaica is one of the largest cities in the country and has long been an important port for trading and travel in and out of the island. For most of its modern history it was a key sugar port in the region. Today the area remains a major port for cruise ships coming into Jamaica and has been working to build and modernize its infrastructure. If Montego Bay is a stop on your cruise, there’s no shortage of things to do. Jamaica grows delicious coffee beans and a visit to Blue Continue Reading

Walking with the Dinosaurs in Spain #BayouTravel

Spains Dinosaur Spain #BayouTravel

It’s not often that the opportunity presents itself to walk alongside dinosaur footprints but when you’re in northern Spain the reality is real. Most people who come to Spain visit Madrid and Barcelona, or maybe they venture south to Andalucia but head to the northern coast for something completely different. The region of Asturias is diverse and one of its claims to fame is millions of years old. In early June when the weather has just started to turn warm enough to brave the beach, families Continue Reading

My Family & The Size Factor – Cruising With Children #BayouTravel #CruisingCarnival

The Size Factor - My kids and Carnival Dream #CruisingCarnival #BayouTravel

Disclosure: I was a guest aboard Carnival Cruise Lines and Carnival Dream. All opinions and thoughts are my own. For more information, please refer to this site's disclosure section. I started writing my about Carnival Cruise Lines and Carnival Dream experience which set sail out of New Orleans but as I began to edit my pictures I began to get very emotional. Initially I began writing about Carnival Dream and how appropriate this ship was for my family. You see, I have older children. Continue Reading

Eco-Friendly Tips for Family Travel #BayouTravel

Eco-Friendly Tips for  Family Travel

Ready to take a vacation with the whole family, but want to do it in a sustainable way? In recent years there has been a growth in the sustainable travel industry aimed at individuals and families. In the past, going green while traveling meant expensive hotels and often lower quality products. Today, it’s almost the exact opposite! In numerous studies, travelers have responded that when given the choice they'd take a sustainable option over one that wasn't when presented with the choice. Continue Reading

Cruise Travel Preparations: What to know about Belize Cruise Port? #BayouTravel

Cruise Travel Preperations What to know about the Belize Cruise Port #BayouTravel

The country of Belize has become one of Central America’s hottest destinations thanks to its Caribbean coast, proximity to Mexico, plentiful natural resources, and English speaking population. This nation, once a colony of Great Britain has been welcoming tens of thousands of tourists a year. If your next cruise makes a stop at the port of Belize here are some things you should know. Belize City Incoming cruise ships dock in Belize City that not only borders the Caribbean Sea but the Belize Continue Reading

Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort and Family Adventure Center #BayouTravel

Wilderness at tthe Smokies Waterpark and Family Adventure Center #Bayoutravel

Disclosure: This website and/or our contributor was a guest of Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort and Family Adventure Center. All opions and thoughts are our own. Please see the site's disclosure section for additional information. Last fall I visited Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort and Family Adventure Center. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay so when warm weather approached we wanted to experience the resort at it's full summer glory. If you are interested in booking Continue Reading