I was recently asked to judge the first BiteClub Challenge – the Baton Rouge King Cake taste off. I was one of a number of area media personalities to take part in a blind tasting of over 17 different king cakes. It was a touch job, but fortunately my prior training helped me. Here are [...]

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Recently, I traveled cross country for a work trip to San Francisco. It was actually my first trip flying cross country and I was so amazed by all the beautiful views while flying. I am totally itching for more trips out west and especially ones that will bring my family along to experience the beautiful [...]


Don’t tell my kids, but the Carnival Magic Waterworks will have the longest Carnival Twister Waterslide yet. I don’t want the kids to know because they’re not cruising with me on this one – my parents are! I plan on acting like a kid again onboard the Carnival Magic and splashing around in Carnival’s Waterworks. [...]

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Hotel Room Surprise at Walt Disney World

If you haven’t already heard, TravelingMamas.com is launching a magazine. We’re so excited and we want to include YOU in our first issue! We’re putting out a call for your top tips for visiting Walt Disney World Resorts and Parks. How do you save money while in the parks? What are some secrets you’ve discovered that other [...]

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I’m not big on the Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Edition that is released every year (maybe because I’m jealous of those skinny models), but I have to admit, the locations are always beautiful and exotic. The backdrops are sexy like right out of a steamy romance movie. It may even be the perfect avenue to talk [...]

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Who would’ve thought that Olive Garden would be the most popular restaurant for a romantic meal? I mean, it’s consistently decent food at an affordable price, but for the second year in a row as I check Google Trends, Olive Garden is the most popular eatery being searched for on Valentine’s Day. If you’re traveling [...]

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Mardi Gras Ladders

It’s Mardi Gras and that means beads, king cakes, a Louisiana state holiday, and the Mardi Gras Mambo. Mardi Gras is a special time here in my state and all along the Gulf Coast. Alabama may have had the first Mardi Gras but Louisiana made it big. Each city and town around the south that [...]

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The first time I visited Nottoway Plantation, I was a bit disappointed. The grounds felt bare at the time and the stark whiteness of the exterior of the home coupled with the immense all white ballroom felt devoid of warmth and comfort. At the time the home was undergoing changes in details that weren’t yet [...]

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Celebrate a Dream Come True parade

I’ve been excited preparing for next week’s Walt Disney World trip and also the #DisneySMMoms Conference in March. It isn’t my first trip to the Orlando area and I know it won’t be my last. Not everyone gets excited about Disney, and that’s okay, but for those planning travel to Disneyland or Walt Disney World, [...]


Romantic spot on Little Palm Island

Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and other special holidays are romantic dates for many couples, but what if you’ve forgotten that box of chocolates, Journey necklace, or bottle of perfume? You can still surprise your significant other with an over-the-top gift that will knock their socks off – a romantic getaway. There are so many romantic destinations around [...]

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