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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Champagne and strawberries at Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort

Each year for our anniversary, my husband and I have intentions of taking a romantic getaway to a gulf coast beach. Life always seems to get in the way, but this year, the moon and stars aligned providing us the opportunity to run away for a long weekend of relaxation and romance. We were searching [...]

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Carnival Breeze cruise ship Premium Vista Balcony Stateroom

Carnival was the first cruise line to reach one million FaceBook fans, and they’ve used this as a vehicle to share so many insider cruise tips and photos with their fans. Carnival has a strong following and community of loyal cruisers. Last week they debuted their latest promotion ‘Live the Carnival Breeze Life’, a movement to bring [...]

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Affiliate link to JVC Everio HD Camera that I use for travel videos

I was going through some boxes and found old movies of my grandparents’ travels through Europe. My grandfather was a hobby movie maker and could always be found with a movie camera in hand. Like then, today when people travel, they usually take photos to document the experience or have their own home movies. With today’s [...]

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Community Coffee on the Road

I begin each morning with Community Coffee, a brand that’s been enjoyed by my family for more than four generations. It was there for me as a child, as I sipped coffee milk while watching Saturday morning cartoons. It got me through those college years, and has been with me through 18 years of working [...]

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Rayovac Batteries at Walmart

Hurricane season begins on June 1 each year, but the Tropics really start churning right about now (mid-August). I’ve lived through a number of hurricanes, as a kid and now as an adult with my own household. There are plenty of lists out there about what you should have on hand, but I’ve put together [...]

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