Tennessee Travel We’re Going on a Smoky Mountain Road Trip + Road Trip Printables #BayouTravel

Road Sign Scavenger Hunt

Tennessee is by far one of our favorite travel spots! This year we will be celebrating our 11th family trip to the Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg Tennessee Area. Does your family enjoy the outdoors? The Great National Smoky Mountains is the perfect spot for your family. So if you're making a road trip of your own, you will appreciate a fun, colorful printable to keep your kiddies entertained on the road or in between attraction hoping! Start your journey with a Road Sign Scavenger Hunt Continue Reading

We Are All Explorers – Explore the Savings at Sierra Trading Post

We are all Explores! Sierra Trading Post can make adventure a reality

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts are always my own. ‘What are men to rocks and mountains?’ Jane Austen It's one of my favorite lines from Pride & Prejudice and such an important part of my life! My family and I are off to another adventure. This week we are in East Tennessee hiking trails and enjoying the outdoors in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's our annual retreat and this year we are determine to hike at least 10 trails in Continue Reading

Luxury on a Budget on the Space Coast #BayouTravel

Luxury on a Budget on the Space Coast #BayouTravel

Any vacation to the Space Coast of Florida can be done on a budget, but it is possible to vacation in the lap of luxury all while staying on a budget too. The Space Coast happens to sit between two very expensive vacation destinations, it’s still developed, but spending a weekend to a week here is much more budget friendly than just an hour south or north. Families, singles or couples that want to get away for some sun and sand, really live it up, but not spend like they are independently Continue Reading

Winter Travel – Top Ski Destinations in America #BayouTravel

Top Ski Destinations in America #BayouTravel

If winter means fun in the snow for you, enjoying some time on the ski slopes may be just what you're after. Check out these top ski destinations in America and make your plans to enjoy some winter exercise and activities. Jackson Hole, Wyoming Located along Wyoming's western border with Idaho, Jackson Hole is a valley that is created by the Teton Range to the west and the Gros Ventre Range to the east. The northwestern part of the valley is the location of Grand Teton National Park. For Continue Reading

Alaska Spotlight – Breathtaking Views of Alaska #BayouTravel

Alaska Spotlight – Breathtaking Views of Alaska #BayouTravel

My husband & I have a huge infatuation with Alaska! Although we have yet to visit, we love to learn about All-Things Alaska. In fact, we are planning a 20th wedding anniversary Alaskan Cruise! Keep your fingers crossed for our upcoming journey. What do we love about it? I think it's the appreciation and respect for your surroundings. It's more than just a zip code, every day you take in your surroundings and have true respect for the weather, wildlife and more. It is hard to think of Continue Reading

Holiday Travel Series – Christmas Celebrations Near the Gulf Coast #BayouTravel

Holiday Travel Series - Christmas Celebrations Gulf Coast #BayouTravelHoliday Travel Series - Christmas Celebrations Gulf Coast #BayouTravel

While a white Christmas is ideal for some people, others dream of white sand beaches instead of white snowy trees. For the latter, a visit to these holiday festivals can feed the holiday feeling with sand between their toes. If you’d rather be on the beach this Christmas here are some great festivals around the Gulf Coast to enjoy. Galveston, Texas The island of Galveston goes all out around Christmastime. Not only do they have the largest light display on the Gulf Coast but they also host Continue Reading

Family Travel Chat: Presidential Tours Across Illinois #BayouTravel

Family Travel Chat_ Presidential Tour Across Illinois #BayouTravel

While some children enjoy traveling and visiting science museums, history is something many children can appreciate and enjoy when traveling. Living history and witnessing historical Chicago area attractions can really hit home to many traveling families. There have been 43 presidents to serve the United States of America, and of those 43, 4 have strong ties to the state of Illinois. A great way to help kids connect with history is through travel, and traveling through the state of Illinois Continue Reading

Educational Travel- Chicago’s BEST Science Museums #BayouTravel

Educational Travel- Chicago BEST Science Museums #BayouTravel

Now that we know Chicago is a popular travel destination , we need to add education into our Chicano travel itinerary. My kids love to learn on vacation (I'm serious) but the key to adding education is do integrate in into your other fun-filled family attractions. Chicago is a city filled with museums, traveling exhibits and miles of galleries, but that doesn’t mean that all of it appeals to teens. When it comes to teenagers, museum galleries need to be interactive, interesting and Continue Reading

Family Travel Chat: Girl’s Weekend in Chicago #BayouTravel

Family Travel Chat_ A Girls Weekend in Chicago #BayouTravel

Some of my readers have asked about having a Girl's (Mom & Daughter) Weekend in Chicago. I have many friends who have flown out with their tween or teen and set out for the Windy City. Spending a day out with your daughter in the city of Chicago makes for a day filled with fun and adventure, pampering and fun shopping. From American Girl Place to the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel to checking out her favorite animals at the zoo, there are tons of great activities to fill an entire girl’s day out in Continue Reading

Camping Chat: Best Campsites in Grand Canyon North or South Rim #BayouTravel

Best Campsites in Grand Canyon North or South Rim #BayouTravel

There are two sides to the Grand Canyon to camp out – the North or South Rim. Most people will choose one depending on how difficult of a hike they have planned including Rim-to-Rim or the hardest Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim. If you are not a hiking enthusiast but just want to see the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, there are a few different camping opportunities for you. The Grand Canyon sits in northern Arizona and the Colorado River snakes through beautifully at the bottom. The Grand Canyon Continue Reading

Pigeon Forge Attractions: Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center + Coupon #BayouTravel {ad}


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts are my own. In less than one month we will be heading to the Smoky Mountains for our annual Thanksgiving family getaway. We're always looking for fun attractions in the Smokies and the last time I was there we spotted a fun, family attraction! The kids and I have already visited the Branson location and had a blast! Unfortunately my husband was not with us on that trip and have prepped him for what's in store! What can Continue Reading

Family Travel Chat: Best Campsites in Yellowstone National Park

Family Travel Chat_ Best Campsites in Yellowstone National Park #BayouTravel

Yosemite National Park is a beautiful park that is just hours away from San Francisco and has some of the best hiking and scenic areas found in our National Parks. Camping at Yosemite can be a challenge though. All of the campsites within Yosemite are on a reservation system that fills up in seconds after the dates are opened. Seriously! If you know you want to camp within the park, please plan way ahead of time to secure a spot. When making a reservation make sure you are signing up for an Continue Reading