Free Cruise Ebook – Cruise Travel for LESS: How to Save Money on Your Next Cruise #BayouTravel

Cruise Travel for Less - How to Save Without Sacrificing Fun #BayouTravel - Maria Sinclair(1)

Do you love to Cruise? Of course you do, we do too! In fact, our family went from being unsure and uneasy about cruise travel to Cruise ADDICTS! I can't blame them, going on a family cruise encompasses everything you would want in a family vacation? Beautiful destinations, relaxation, adventure and fantastic food! What if you could cruise for less than or the same price as a Disney Vacation? You can! In fact, there is no reason why your family of 4 can't cruise for less than $2500. We Continue Reading

Camping with Kids – Children’s Camping Themed Printables #BayouTravel

Camping with Kids - Childrens Camping Themed Printables #BayouTravel

If you go way back in your file cabinet of memories, you might remember some of your favorite childhood memories - Camping. My 1st camping adventure involved my Los Angeles Girl Scout Troop while my husband has been camping his entire life. I hate to use the excuse that times have changed, but they have. Gone are the days that families spent their summer vacation outside a them park or resort. I'm not one to criticize, I love theme parks and resort amenities but there is a satisfying feeling one Continue Reading

The Rebirth of the Mississippi Gulf Coast #BayouTravel

The Rebirth of the Mississippi Gulf Coast #BayouTravel

More than one million people in Mississippi were affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and 49 counties were declared federal disaster areas. As devastating as the hurricane was, there’s as with everything there’s a silver lining. In the years before Katrina many of the coastal communities had been stuck. They had lost their neighborhood structures, and in some cases the only attractions were the large, hulking casinos on barges in the bay that were taking over. Because nearly everything needed Continue Reading

Parasailing in Mexico – Cruise Excursions in Cozumel #BayouTravel

Parasailing in Mexico - Cruise Excursions in Cozumel #BayouTravel

As you can imagine, parasailing is a top water activity & cruise excursion in Mexico. Last April I went on a cruise with several blogger pals which included a port stop in Cozumel Mexico. Several of us decided to book our excursion at Mr. Sanchos. Mr. Sanchos Beach Club in Cozumel offered several cruise excursion. One option was to book a Mr. Sancho's All Inclusive Day Pass for $5.00! Totally worth it but food and beverages were not included. Naturally you paid a La Carte for those items. Continue Reading

Step Back In Time With Your Family This Summer & Into Fall #BayouTravel

Step Back In Time With Your Family This Summer #BayouTravel

Taking a trip through history with the family is an exciting and unique adventure that doesn’t come around often. Living history events take place all over the United States each year, some just celebrating the rich history of a region, others commemorating battles or events of significance that took place. Attending one of these events with your family, or even participating in the reenactments yourself is an exciting way to vacation and step back in time with the entire family this Continue Reading

Planning Your Upcoming Family Cruise – Cruise Ship Printables #BayouTravel

Cruise Ship Printables for Kids - How to plan your upcoming Family Cruise #BayouTravel

Carnival Sunshine is pictured above. Isn't she a beauty!?! Last week I was reunited with Carnival Cruise Lines for a Carnival Dream event in New Orleans. My family & I have been on Carnival Dream as well as other cruise ships multiple times. Cruise ship travel is my family's favorite way to travel. I'm not kidding, the kids have picked traveling by cruise ship over Disney World several times. But how do you plan your first family cruise? I have touched on the subject many times. In fact, Continue Reading

Sailing Away with Dr. Seuss & Carnival Dream Seuss-a-Palooza in New Orleans #CruisingCarnival

Sailing  Away with Carnival Cruise  & a Dr. Seuss-a-Palooza in New Orleans #CruisingCarnival  #BayouTravel

Disclosure: My family & I attended the Dr.Seuss Palooza event as a media guest. In my previous post I mentioned how excited I was to be able to board the Carnival Dream in New Orleans to attend their Dr.Seuss Palooza to celebrate the release of the new book, "What Pet Should I Get?" Given the fact that one of my beloved childhood authors hadn't released a new book in over 25 years, I was pretty excited that I was getting a chance to cover the event and attend as a special guest. I was Continue Reading

Inside the Attraction: Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights Museum #BayouTravel

What to Do & See in Atlanta Georgia - Family Attractions - Civil Rights Museum #BayouTravel

For many years my family has traveled to various American historical sites. America's history is an interesting and complex story which encompasses the good, bad and the ugly, yet our history is just that...history. It has been my honor to cover diverse and cultural events over the last 6+ years and I will always strive to do them justice. More importantly, I owe it to my children to show them how our country has achieved great success yet in some way disappointed people over the years. Our Continue Reading

Dr. Seuss 1st Book Release in +25 years & Carnival Cruise’s Seuss at the Sea #CruisingCarnival

Carnival Cruise Seuss at the Sea & What Pet Should I Get”, his first book release in over 25 years #BayouTravel

Memories recalled from my childhood have always been a fond experience for me. I remember a lot of things that other children simply forget over time; faces, teachers names, early memories, etc. One of the things I remember most was my love of reading and the many authors that I adored during my childhood, one of whom was Dr.Seuss. If you are a parent of little ones who adores the imaginary world of Dr.Seuss or remember being an avid fan during your own childhood, then you'll be as pleased as Continue Reading

Free Attractions in Atlanta- What to do in Atlanta, Ga at ZERO cost to you #BayouTravel

Things to do in Atlanta Georgia - Free Attractions in Downtown Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park #BayouTravel

One thing I'm always looking to do when planning a trip with my family is to utilize local attractions that cost little to no money. On this trip, I can say that Atlanta certainly has tons that any family can enjoy completely for FREE! Listed below you will find a small group of Atlanta hot spots that cost you nothing! Centennial Olympic Park: Perfectly nestled in downtown Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park was built park was built by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games for Continue Reading

Atlanta Tours, Museums & more – Inside the College Football Hall of Fame #BayouTravel

Atlanta Georgia Family Attractions - College Football Hall of Fame #BayouTravel

After visiting so many great places while on my recent trip to Atlanta, Georgia, I was just about done in from all the hustle and bustle and the excitement that comes with journeying to new places, but despite my growing exhaustion I still had a few places left to visit before concluding my Atlanta tour and heading back home. One of which: The College Football Hall of Fame. Whether you're a sports enthusiast or a hometown fan, if you find yourself passing through Georgia or are vacationing Continue Reading

Atlanta Family Attractions: Go Wild at Zoo Atlanta & The Georgia Aquarium #BayouTravel

What to do in Atlanta Georgia  Family Attractions - Georgia Aquarium  #BayouTravel

It's HOT in Atlanta especially this time of year but that doesn't deter many tourists that travel every summer! During my stay in the Peach State, I was able to mingle with other tourists like myself and visit several amazing Atlanta attractions. I've already told you about my trip to the World of Coca-Cola Museum and Stone Mountain Park but this post I would like to dedicate specifically to my two family favorite stops: The Atlanta Zoo & the Georgia Aquarium. Having my love for animals Continue Reading