Travel Chat: Books That Inspire Readers to Travel #BayouTravel

Travel Chat_ Books that inspire readers to travel  #BayouTravel

If you're an avid reader, you know how much a good book can influence and motivate your thoughts. If you like the idea of traveling, some books may be more likely to encourage you to make a trip or two. Check out these books that will inspire you to travel or at least give you a good case of wanderlust. On the Road This 1957 classic by Jack Kerouac may be the original hobo story -- or least the inspiration for a generation of Beatniks -- those pre-hippie ancestors. The story follows Sal Continue Reading

From Atlanta to New Orleans – Digital Walking Tours by Urban Adventure Quest #BayouTravel #Ad

Urban Adventure Quest - Family Walking Tours at 1 Price #BayouTravel

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Please refer to my disclosure section for additional information. My family and I continuously traveling throughout the year. I am always considering attraction admission rates and tour fees as a deciding factor on how we will spend our time in any city. My children and I, along with my mother and sister will be visiting San Antonio this summer. Although we have several attractions already in place, a walking tour for a family of 5 can Continue Reading

Couchsurfing: What to Consider Before & How to Prepare #BayouTravel

CouchSurfing_ What to Consider Before & How to Prepare  #BayouTravel

Have you heard the term "couchsurfing?" If you don't know what couchsurfing is, here's a chance to learn a little about this unique aspect of travel. Couchsurfing is... The term couchsurfing refers to staying on someone's couch -- or other available sleeping arrangement -- for a short period instead of using other accommodations such as a hotel. The couchsurfing network which is a website of over 5 million registered users worldwide. It's very simple really: Hosts can register their Continue Reading

Cruise Chat: Pros & Cons of a Disney Cruise #BayouTravel

Cruise Chat_ Pros & Cons of a Disney Cruise  #BayouTravel

If you are planning to take a cruise, there are plenty of cruise companies to choose from. One of the most popular for families is Disney. Here are a few pros and cons that you may want to know about the Disney cruises. Pros Swimming There is a pool for young kids (Mickey's Pool) and a pool for families (Donald's Pool) available and these have seating areas for parents. If you're after an adults-only pool, the Quiet Cove is available. Staterooms Some ships have connecting cabins Continue Reading

Isla de Roatán, Honduras: What to do on Your Cruise Port Day #BayouTravel

Isla de Roatán, Honduras_ What to do on Your Cruise Port Day #BayouTravel

If you are taking a cruise and will be making a stop at Isla de Roatán, Honduras, you may be wondering what to do on your cruise port day. Check out this list of activities that will provide plenty of memories. Enjoy some snorkeling, or if you prefer do some diving. You can do wreck diving (visit a sunken wreck), a shark dive or a dolphin dive. You can also enjoy a non-dive experience to explore the coral reef. There are glass bottom boat tours for this. Visit the butterfly garden and see Continue Reading

​Cruise Chat: How to Choose the Right Stateroom #BayouTravel

​Cruise Chat_ How to choose the right stateroom #BayouTravel

You're gearing up for that cruise, and you want the best vacation you can possibly have. Choosing the right stateroom can mean the difference between a great time and a not-so-great time. Let me preface by saying that a traveling by cruise ship is one of my all-time favorite family vacations. The time you spend in your stateroom is completely up to you. Price is always a factor but if you are like me, you always want your own space. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you make your Continue Reading

5 Weekend Getaways to Celebrate Valentines Day #BayouTravel

5 Weekend Getaways to Celebrate Valentines Day #BayouTravel

Valentine's Day is all about romance and spending time with your significant other. If you are hoping to have a weekend getaway with your sweetheart, consider one of these ideas for a romantic getaway. Here are five ideas for celebrating Valentine's Day. Visit a Big City Do you live just a few hours away from a large city? Consider an exciting weekend getaway in the closest city to your hometown. Plan to visit the city and take in some sights and sounds. Go to a concert or show or visit a Continue Reading

Pet Travel: What to Consider when Traveling with Your Pet #BayouTravel

Pet Travel_ What to Consider WhenTtraveling With Your Pet #BayouTravel

I love my pet but sometimes traveling with man's best friend is not always an option. Although finding someone to care for our precious Mia (and 9 chickens) when we are away is always an obstacle, it's something we take very seriously. There are many factors involved and when the scenario is ideal, Mia comes with us. If you are traveling with children or with pets, there are definitely some extra things you need to take into consideration. Taking your fur baby along on your trip means Continue Reading

Winter Getaway – Lake Placid Nordic Festival & More Family Fun #PerfectDayADK

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Disclosure: I am a brand ambassador for Lake Placid’s Come Play in the Snow Campaign. Although this is a compensated post, all opinion are my own. A winter getaway doesn't have to break the bank. When I travel with my family we plan 2-3 fun-filled activities the look for affordable family fun activities that can stretch my travel dollar. Lake Placid offers various free events that your family can enjoy daily. Take your family on a picnic and enjoy the concerts at Mirror Lake Park or Continue Reading

Favorite Photographs of Corfu, Greek Island in the Lonian Sea – Photoblog Series #BayouTravel

Old Byzantine fortress in Corfu, canal view - Greece

I envy those who travel the world for a living! Photographer & friend, Andre, is sharing his favorite photographs from Corfu. Corfu is a Greek Island in the Lonian Sea. Travelers can find Corfu along the western coastline of Central Greece and probably one of the Mediterranean most well known and a visitor favorite. Andre's photographs easily share why Corfu's natural landscape and crystal clears seas make Corfu and all of Greece an all-time classic travel destination. Scroll down Continue Reading

Cruise Chat: What to know about Costa Maya Mexico #BayouTravel

Cruise Chat_ What to Know about Costa Maya Mexico #BayouTravel

My upcoming cruise is approaching and like many travelers research before visiting a foreign country is key. One of my upcoming cruise post visits will be Costa Maya Maxico. Although i have visited Mexico several times with and without my family I like to know what to expect when traveling especially when I am traveling aboard a cruise ship. Since time is limited on port days I thought we would share some important information about you need to know before visiting Costa Maya. Are you Continue Reading

Quite Mornings at The New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden #BayouTravel

Adventures in New Orleans City Tour By Bus - New Orleans Family Attractions

There's nothing better than being at New Orleans City Park on a Saturday morning. My husband went to Morning Call and enjoyed a hot cup of cafe au lait and beignets then took a leisurely stroll through Besthoff Sculpture Garden inside City Park. More than 60 sculptures fill the Besthoff Sculpture Garden which is directly outside of NOMA. Approximately 5 acres in City Park most of the sculptures were donated to NOMA by the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Foundation. The sculptures are nestled Continue Reading