Category Archive: activities

New Orleans Cemetery Tour, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

One of the things I insisted on doing before we left New Orleans was a tour of Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, in the historic Garden District!  The cemetery is the oldest and 3rd… Continue reading

New Orleans Gardens District and the St. Charles Streetcar

Just a few blocks from the French Quarter, New Orleans takes on a completely different look in the Garden District, and it’s a must visit to get a real feel of New Orleans! … Continue reading

Fulton Alley, New Orleans

One of our Thanksgiving Weekend traditions has become a family bowling night, if we happen to be able to find an alley near where we are staying!  Because bowling alleys aren’t usually tourist… Continue reading

Witches Brew New Orleans Ghost and Vampire Tour

Get ready for a fun thrill on a Ghost and Vampire Tour in New Orleans’ French Quarter!  We’ve done several ghost tours in the Big Easy, and they are always fun, and a… Continue reading

Pearl River Eco-Tours, Slidell, Louisiana

During our week long visit to New Orleans, my family’s top Must-Do activity was a tour of Honey Island Swamp, “famous” for the Honey Island Swamp Monster!  I did my research on tour… Continue reading

Steamboat Natchez, The Only Steamboat Tour in New Orleans

If you’re heading to New Orleans, then chances are you’re already planning a tour on the Mississippi River on the Steamboat Natchez, because it’s really an amazing tour of New Orleans, the River… Continue reading

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, New Orleans

One of the best and most historic places in New Orleans, you need to have a drink at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop on Bourbon Street!  Famous for its use by Jean and Pierre Lafitte… Continue reading

The Original Muffuletta in New Orleans

Like Beignets from Cafe Du Monde, Turtle Soup from The Commander’s Palace, and Chargrilled Oysters from Drago’s, there are some things you just must eat in New Orleans!  Food, like travel, is as… Continue reading

20 Reasons to Visit North Texas Jellystone Park, Burleson

We love Jellystone Parks, and for my son’s big 10th birthday, we loaded up him, his friends and all their bikes and headed to North Texas Jellystone Park in Burleson for a wild… Continue reading

15 Uniquely Texas Things to do this November

After you put away the pumpkins but before you bring out the stockings, there’s a ton of fun things to do across the state in the mixed up month of November!  Don’t let… Continue reading

Y. O. Ranch Headquarters, Mountain Home

I never expected to get a kiss from a giraffe in the Texas Hill Country, but that was just one of the incredible surprises in store for us during our amazing, non-stop weekend… Continue reading

Money Saving Tips for Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine

How many visits to Great Wolf Lodge does it take to be considered a pro?  Like the wise owl who crunches the Tootsie Pop, the World May Never Know, but I’m pretty sure… Continue reading

The Night Watchman Ghost Tour, Grapevine

While I’ll always love summer the most, one of the things I look forward to each fall is the fun little tickle you get on the back of your neck with a good… Continue reading

Bishop’s Palace, Galveston

There are so many amazing things to see in Galveston, even if you never visit the beach!  One of the oldest towns in Texas, the island has amazing history, from when Jean Lafitte… Continue reading

La King’s Confectionery, Galveston

If you’re looking for a sweet step back in time, La King’s Confectionery in Galveston is the place to visit!  In operation since the 1970’s by the King Family, they offer so many… Continue reading