How to Get An Unbelievable Discount in a Last Minute Cruise #BayouTravel

How to Get An Unbelievable Discount in a Last Minute Cruise #BayouTravel

My family LOVES to cruise! You can search my other cruise articles to learn more on WHY we love to cruise but since I love a good deal, getting a cruise as a great rate is a must for my family. My family does quite a bit of travel throughout the year. Since my husband (and I when I was working outside the home) use all of our vacation very quickly that means we sometimes travel at a loss, loss of income if we exceed our vacation days. While that may stop some from traveling outside of their Continue Reading

Travel Chat: What Your Hotel Front Desk Doesn’t Tell You #BayouTravel

Travel Chat What Your Hotel Front Desk Doesnt Tell You #BayouTravel

When you book a hotel, do you often wonder what the person on the other line is hiding from you? Do you wonder what the inside information really is? Most people have thought about it and quickly put it out of their minds. Interestingly, that sort of information can have a huge impact on the quality of your stay. But where do you get such information? The best place is from the sources themselves. What do hotel front desk clerks know that they don’t share? Here are five quick facts that will Continue Reading

Why We Have Little Under the Christmas Tree and the Kids LOVE It! #BayouTravel

Why We Have Little Under the Christmas Tree and the Kids LOVE IT! #BayouTravel

Before anyone mentions the true meaning of Christmas, we know it. Promise, it's something my family is very aware of. Ever since my children were born, Christmas has been the one holiday where we have "spoiled" them. When I was a kid, my family was considered low income. Let's face it, we were poor but when we opened our presents on Christmas morning, we felt like every other child regardless of how many presents we received. My husband also has fond memories opening Christmas Continue Reading

Creative ways to Encourage Children to Budget in 2016

Creative ways to Encourage Children to Budget in 2016

If you have kids then you know that managing money is not a phrase that always mixes well with the offspring. Encouraging your kids to budget their money this year will help them learn to be responsible for the future. Check out these ideas for helping your kids budget their money this year. Set Up Three Savings Banks Help your kids to understand the importance of saving as well as giving to others and spending wisely. Set up three savings banks for each child to use. One bank will be for Continue Reading

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

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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