I love hotels. What can be better than sleeping in a luxurious bed–that I didn’t have to make? Wouldn’t it be great to have free maid service at home for a year? Microtel Inns & Suites is giving away the perks that hotel guests love–gym membership, 42” plasma television and yes, maid service. Enter “A [...]

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This weekend Disney Cruise Line celebrated a major milestone in the construction of the Disney Fantasy. The final building block for this newest ship was placed at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. What does this mean? It means the exterior portion of the ship is now complete and work will now focus on the [...]

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Snack mixes make a good choice for a road trip snack. They can be prepared to your liking and placed in pre-portioned snack bags for easy snacking on the road. We like to make our own snack mixes before we embark on any trip, with each family member making their own blend. Here’s a good [...]

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It’s that time of year, when school is back in session and many of us are dreaming of being on a beach somewhere. Don’t despair! Take a mental vacation to the seaside right from home with LUSH’s Beside the Seaside gift. It’s filled with dreamy bath products to make you feel like you’re right back at [...]

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Football season is here and that means tailgating parties and away game road trips. We’re an SEC family and proudly wear our purple and gold, but as a mom, I like to be stylish when heading out to the big game. I’ve set out to find fun and fashionable items for other traveling mamas to [...]

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Blackjack Lessons at Paragon Casino (c) Shannon Hurst Lane

We don’t share every hotel package that arrives in our inbox, but some of the deals are too good not to share. Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana is a favorite quick getaway for me and my family, as it is a little over an hour’s drive from where we live. Paragon Casino offers more [...]

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The Dauphine Orleans Hotel in the historic French Quarter offers guests a sampling of the Big Easy’s attractions and cuisine with a special, “Taste of New Orleans” package. *Accommodations for two nights in a premium guest room *Welcome beverage *Café au lait and beignets for two at Café du Monde *A traditional Jazz brunch for two [...]

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Houston’s Hotel Sorella is the total package Tons of our relatives live in Texas, which means we spend hours on the road and frequently find ourselves booking a hotel in Houston. One of our new favorite places to spend a night is Hotel Sorella. The property is on the West side of Houston or what [...]

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American Photo Safari workshop

Photos are an important part of travel that not only document our memories, but tell a story. An American Photo Safari workshop is a New Orleans based company offering the opportunity to not only document your visit to Louisiana, but also offers tips on how to take the best photos on your next vacation. The workshops are [...]

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Hurricane Irene is the first major hurricane to affect the US this year. As she sits out over the warm water, she’s gaining strength and is projected to travel along the East Coast. Many of the cities that will possibly be impacted aren’t your common hurricane targets. Cities such as New York City, Boston, and [...]

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