Zappos Blog Bus and TravelingMamas.com

On our recent visit to Las Vegas for a girlfriend getaway, we opted to try out a free tour of Zappos Headquarters, because we love free things to do in Vegas. Since we had arranged a special visit, our new friends with the Zappos Blog Team picked us up in the Blog Bus, which is [...]

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All across the state of North Carolina, the fall colors are decorating the rolling hills and mountains. This weekend would be a great time to load up the family and take a road trip to the western part of the state since the colors are at peak all along the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. [...]

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I’m always looking for ways to earn free nights or extras with hotel and airline loyalty accounts. A recent consumer survey that 60% of people surveyed who have a loyalty card don’t know what they’re getting, or only somewhat understand their program. Not only that, but almost half of respondents (45%) who are not members [...]

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Delta flight attendant in pink for breast cancer awareness (c) Shannon Hurst Lane

It seems that each year during the month of October, the color pink becomes more and more widely used to not only spread awareness about this devastating disease, but also to raise money for research. On my recent flight aboard Delta Air Lines, I noticed the flight attendants wearing pink dresses or pink tops as [...]

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Spending Halloween in Vegas? If so, you’re in luck! Here are some of the Halloween happenings in Las Vegas for 2010: Haunted Reef at Mandalay Bay Thrills and Chills Shark Reef Aquarium eerily transforms into a Haunted Reef for those who dare to enter the unknown on October 30. Costumed children aged 12 and under [...]

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Fall is my favorite time of year at Walt Disney World. The crowds wane, the temperature drops, and the booths come out around World Showcase for the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival. This year, the folks at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort put together a new event that was a great [...]

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Blackjack Lessons at Paragon Casino (c) Shannon Hurst Lane

New Orleans is the most popular travel destination in Louisiana, and while it is a beautiful city, her reputation overshadows the rest of the state. There are so many places off the beaten path in Louisiana. I do love taking short road trips with my family, but I sometimes go away by myself to drive [...]

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Frank’s Restaurant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been serving some of the best biscuits in the city since 1964. They offer full southern breakfast items and fresh brewed Community Coffee daily starting at 5am. I always order the fluffy biscuits with white sausage gravy. They even serve some specialty items such as boudin biscuits, alligator [...]

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The other night I was thinking about how long it’s been since I had really been out of the house. I wanted a change of scenery and just one night of relaxing and not having to worry about feeding the dog, scrounging up change for my daughter to take to school, or looking at dirty [...]

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