Exploring Louisiana – Otis House At The Fairview Riverside State Park #BayouTravel

Exploring Louisiana - Travel Ideas from Lafayette to Luling #BayouTravel

Over the years, Blogging, Babies and the Bayou has evolved and one thing that has not changed is my love for travel and Louisiana. Starting July 1st, readers can find additional Louisiana attractions not as well-known to travelers but beloved local landmarks. These off the beaten path locations can be added to your upcoming Louisiana vacation and give visitors (and locals) a unique Louisiana experience. When I started my blog 6 years ago I shared local events, concerts and various Continue Reading

Mission Concepción – San Antonio Missions National Historical Park #BayouTravel

Mission Concepcion – San Antonio Missions National Historic Park #BayouTravel

My family and I visited Mission Concepción in San Antonio which is the oldest unrestored stone church in America. Built in the mid 1700's, Mission Concepción looks as it did originally with the exception of it's colorful geometric designs that has since faded over the years. Although the mission has been abandoned for long periods, like San Jose, Mission Concepción is once again used for worship. The Battle of Concepción was fought here on October 28, 1835 between Continue Reading

Tour Companies to Consider in San Antonio, Texas – CitySightSeeing Spotlight #BayouTravel

Tour Companies to Consider in San Antonio, Texas – CitySightSeeing Spotlight #BayouTravel

Being able to travel to a new city and absorb the many sights, smells and experiences is an amazing opportunity for me. I've loved traveling ever since I was a kid, so being able to travel as an adult and really soak up the experience of traveling to-and-fro is so amazing. When I was selected to travel to San Antonio, Texas, to take in some of the sights there I was thrilled and I couldn't wait to jump feet first over the line of the Lone Star State. As a universal, visiting new Continue Reading

San Antonio Texas: Missions National Historical Park – San Jose Mission Spotlight #BayouTravel

Mission San Jose – San Antonio Missions National Historic Park #BayouTravel

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to visit historic home, missions, battlefields and state parks and more. Not only because of the educational value in it but because we get to step back in time and learn about how others lived and interacted during a certain period. San Antonio's National Historic Park in Texas consists of 4 missions. Mission San Jose being the "Queen of the Missions is also the park's visitor center. As we pulled up we found ourselves visiting the park Continue Reading

Texas Treasures – Our Visit To The Alamo #BayouTravel Spotlight

San Antonio Must See Family Attractions - The Alamo - Educational Travel  #BayouTravel

Several of my recent posts have been leaning to this day. My family and I love educational travel so it's no surprise that we look for historic elements to include in all of our travels. We arrived in San Antonio after bring stuck under an interstate overpass in Houston for over 4 1/2 hours. We like to do the bulk of our travel overnight since the kids are asleep and roads are open and not overcrowded. Little did we know the rain would create horrible flooding for Houston and Austin. After Continue Reading

Sea World for Little Ones – San Antonio Texas Theme Park Round Up #BayouTravel

Sea World for Little Ones - San Antonio Texas Theme Parks #BayouTravel

Summer is finally back and it's in full swing! As part of my press tour around San Antonio recently, I was able to really sink my teeth into the heat of the season by visiting some awesome sites and seeing what San Antonio had to offer it's seasonal visitors. During my visit, I was given the amazing opportunity to make a stop at the San Antonio SeaWorld and Aquatica parks. I can't even begin to tell ya'll how much of an exciting opportunity it was to be experience Sea World with my family Continue Reading

Texas Travel: Beyond the Alamo – San Antonio Travel Tips #BayouTravel

Texas Travel_ San Antonio travel Tips #BayouTravel

And....we're off. #BayouTravel is headed west! Although we have featured Texas travel in the past, this visit will bring us to San Antonio. San Antonio is a wonderful destination your family is bound to like. Aside from the numerous family attraction, San Antonio offers culture, sports and museums your family will enjoy. Be sure to visit this week and next, as we take on Texas Travel with our #BayouTravel atraction recap posts. A trip to San Antonio might bring to mind the Alamo, but there Continue Reading

Schlitterbahn Water Park New Braunfels – San Antonio Texas Area Family Attractions #BayouTravel

Schlitterbahn Water Park New Braunfels – San Antonio Texas Area Family Attractions #BayouTravel

Disclosure: I received complimentary admission but as usual, all opinions and thoughts are my own. After the excitement and the time I spent touring San Antonio during my stay I knew I needed some downtime to catch my breath and relax. By then end of my trip I was hot, I was tired, and I was just about all fun-ed out--that is, until I saw my where next destination was going to be. Picture if you will, putting a tall ice cold glass of water in front of a parched woman on a scorching Continue Reading

Carry-On Travel Essentials – Stylish MIU COLOR® #BayouTravel #Ad

Carry-On Travel Essentials #BayouTravel MIU COLOR®

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When I travel I need a few travel essentials. I always travel with my favorite lightweight backpack or daypack which can store a few key pieces that any avid traveler might need. Aside from day to day use of the a backpack, I also use my backpack as a carry-on. Because my favorite backpack has several compartments, I can organize at least 2 days worth of clothes and other essentials as long as I keep Continue Reading

Dangerous Creatures to Avoid at the Beach #BayouTravel

Dangerous Creatures to Avoid at the Beach  #BayouTravel

When you head to the ocean for some summer fun, you probably are not thinking about all the various sea creatures that lurk in and around the shore. Most folks dismiss that and simply enjoy themselves. While you certainly should not obsess about the dangers, you most certainly should not dismiss them. When you go into the ocean, you literally slide well down the food chain. There are plenty of animals and dangerous creatures that can harm you and you would be wise to know about them. It is Continue Reading

San Antonio Spotlight: Top Family Museums in San Antonio #BayouTravel

Top Family Museums in San Antonio #BayouTravel

One of my favorite childhood travel memories occurred in Texas. My grandmother, mom and two younger sisters when to Texas to visit my aunt Missy in Austin. Along the way we made a few stops in Houston to visit family and San Antonio to visit the Alamo. Now that I have my own children I can wait until we visit the Alamo next week. I plan on visiting as much as we can while in town and museums are on top of our attraction list. Are you planning a visit to San Antonio sometime soon? If so, you Continue Reading

Sun Exposure: How to prevent heat exhaustion & sunstroke #BayouTravel

Sun Exposure_ How to prevent heat exhaustion & sunstroke #BayouTravel

Who doesn't love summertime?!? But with the warm sun also comes responsibility and being conscience of the heat especially for our young children. With the temperatures rising this summer, cases of heat exhaustion and sunstroke are sure to rise as well. These deadly conditions are entirely preventable if precautions are taken. Because there are so many heat related illnesses each year, it becomes imperative to learn how to prevent heat exhaustion. Here are several tips that can keep you safe Continue Reading