If you’re like me, you didn’t get the chance to travel to NYC for Fashion’s Night Out. Macy’s, known not just for shopping but also for epic events like Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, wants to give EVERYONE the chance to experience FNO. Fashion’s Night Out, the fashion industry’s biggest [...]

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The 125-year-old Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana is celebrating its anniversary and giving away a trip to the city. The grand prize includes: two round-trip tickets to New Orleans,  a two-night stay* in a suite at the Hotel Monteleone, a signed copy of the Hotel’s 125th Anniversary history book,  and a set of limited [...]

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When I’m not writing, I’m painting. Before I travel, I always check to see what art exhibits are being featured at art museums and galleries. Throughout the month of September, guests at SpringHill Suites by Marriott can enjoy special art events at the hotels. ArtNight SpringHill Suites is a program that supports the local artists [...]

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BP volunteers sorting and packing food donations the week before Thanksgiving at the New Orleans, LA Second Harvest Food Bank 1

New Orleans is one of the top music destinations in the world, along with being a culinary destination. When you put together good food and good music, you can’t go wrong. This fall, the Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and Acadiana will be hosting the Harvest the Music Concert Series in Lafayette Square. [...]

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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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