We are your go-to resource for tips and things to do when traveling with kids. We cover most of the Gulf Coast and family travel in the United States, from Louisiana to Mississippi and Florida to Alabama.

Gulf Islands National Seashore Florida

Infinity Science Center Mississippi Gulf Coast

WHY YOU WILL LOVE INFINITY SCIENCE CENTER ON THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST

NASA Infinity Science Center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a great day trip from New Orleans. Located next to the Mississippi Welcome Center, Infinity Center also serves as the official visitor center for the […]

Gulfarium Ft. Walton Beach Florida

GULFARIUM MARINE ADVENTURE PARK ON FLORIDA’S EMERALD COAST

When we lived in the Pensacola area, I had to find time to have a day of fun at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The marine park is one of Fort Walton […]

Tropical Falls at OWA in Foley Alabama

Tropical Falls at OWA: A Day of Thrills and Fun!

Did you know that there is a great little amusement park on the Alabama Gulf Coast, just an hour from Pensacola and a few hours from New Orleans? There is and makes a great day trip […]

Pensacola Resources

100+ SUPER FUN THINGS TO DO IN PENSACOLA WITH KIDS

Confession time: Before we moved to Pensacola in 2017, I thought it was a town with nothing to do except for the Naval Museum and a beach. Boy, was I wrong! As we explore our […]

Blue Angels Naval Aviation Museum Pensacola Florida

2024 BLUE ANGELS PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS PENSACOLA

The Blue Angels are one of Pensacola’s pride and joys. Just watching them, you can see why. With the home of the Blue Angels being NAS Pensacola, Pensacola residents and those visiting the area have the privilege […]

Happily Ever After Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

WALT DISNEY WORLD PACKING 101

People often ask what to pack for a trip to the most magical place on Earth. There are many things to consider when packing, such as the weather, time of year, and the age of […]

Krewe of Endymion

2024 New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of the best times of the year. The parades, the costumes, KING CAKE. Mardi Gras 2024 is February 13, 2024. The fun starts before the big day with smaller neighborhood […]

Mardi Gras In Jefferson Parish

2024 Jefferson Parish Parade Schedule

To help you get ready for Mardi Gras 2024 we put together the Jefferson Parish 2024 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule! Krewe of Driftwood This neighborhood parade in Kenner is one of our favorites. The parade […]

Pensacola Mardi Gras

2024 MARDI GRAS EVENTS IN PENSACOLA

Mardi Gras is of our family's favorite times of the year. The floats, the parades, the fun. When we moved to Pensacola in 2017, the kids had to make sure Mardi Gras was a thing […]

Minnie Mouse on Main Street during a parade at Disney's Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World

WHY YOU NEED TO CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS AT DISNEY WORLD

Have you ever thought about escaping the madness of Mardi Gras week in New Orleans, Southeast Louisiana, or along the Gulf Coast? The kids are out of school. It's the perfect time for a family vacation. Have […]

NYE New Orleans

CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE 2023 IN NEW ORLEANS WITH KIDS

It's almost time to ring in the New Year! Can you believe 2024 is almost here already? Crazy, right… Whether you are looking to go out, party at home, or both, we've got you covered. […]

NYE Pensacola

Fun Ways To Celebrate New Year's Eve 2023 In Pensacola With Kids

It's time to ring in the New Year and celebrate 2024! Having kids means celebrating New Year's a little differently with a family-friendly celebration. To help you have a great New Year's Celebration, we have […]

Guncles Gluten Free Bakery In Mobile Alabama

Gluten Free Heaven Can Be Found at Guncles In Mobile, Alabama

If you are gluten-free, you know how hard it is to find delicious pastries made with gluten-free ingredients. There are many things out there, but sometimes they miss the mark or aren’t made in a […]

Louisiana Children's Museum at New Orleans City Park

10 Reasons You'll Love the Louisiana Children's Museum

The Louisiana Children's Museum moved to its new location in 2019 and is the children’s museum of our dreams. The new home inside New Orleans City Park is filled with tons of hands-on exhibits for early learning. […]

New Orleans Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patches In New Orleans (Updated for 2023)

Nothing says Fall like visiting a pumpkin patch and picking the perfect pumpkin to decorate for Halloween in New Orleans! Here is a list of pumpkin patches in New Orleans. Pumpkin Patches in Jefferson Parish: St. Martin's Episcopal […]

Toddlers in a Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes In and Around Pensacola

It's that time of year again when we hope the weather starts to get cooler and pumpkins show up EVERYWHERE! One of our favorite things to do this time of year is to visit local […]

Haunted House Sign

Scary and Haunted Halloween In Pensacola (Updated for 2023)

It's the time of year when everything goes bump in the night when ghostly friends come out to play, and everyone wants to be scared. To help you have a spooky good time this Halloween, […]

Meeting Winnie the Pooh at Walt Disney World

Meet Winnie the Pooh in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World

I love Winnie the Pooh, he is one my all time favorite Disney characters. There is just something about that little ball of fluff that makes my heart happy. Oh course meeting him in person at Walt […]

Community Maritime Park in Downtown Pensacola Florida

All About Community Maritime Park In Downtown Pensacola

When we moved to Pensacola, I had heard about Community Maritime Park but wasn’t exactly sure where or what it was. I mean a park behind the local minor league stadium, what? During lockdown in […]

Sweet Cone Alabama in Pensacola Florida

Have Some Sweet Fun at Sweet Cone Alabama in Pensacola, Florida

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream” I’ve had been seeing Sweet Cone Alabama pop up on Instagram. So one day when we still lived in Pensacola, while out running errands, my […]

Animal Encounters at Busch Gardens Tampa Florida

Awesome Reasons You Need to Visit Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida

We wanted to do something different on our recent trip to Florida. We decided to head down to Tampa, Florida to check out Busch Gardens instead of our normal trip to Walt Disney World.  To help […]

Playground inside the National Aviation Museum Pensacola Florida

All About the Indoor Playground at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida

One of our favorite attractions in Pensacola is the National Naval Aviation Museum There is so much to see and do here, from flight simulators, to learning about the rich history of our country, naval aviation history […]

Aviation Discovery Park in Pensacola Florida

Little Aviators Will Love Aviation Discovery Park in Pensacola, Florida

When I heard a park by the Pensacola airport where kids can watch the planes land and take off, I knew I just had to visit. Aviation Discovery Park is the name and this place […]

Disney Springs at Night

5 Fun Things To Do At Disney Springs

No trip to Walt Disney World is complete without a trip over to Disney Springs. We take at least two or three trips to Disney Springs every time we take a Walt Disney World trip. It’s a […]

Storyland New Orleans City Park

All About Storyland in New Orleans City Park

Storyland in New Orleans City Park has been a favorite place for kids and adults. This beloved New Orleans attraction has been a part of our hearts for 60 years. In 2019 it got a major upgrade! STEM-related activities, […]

visiting Legoland Florida

Tips for Visiting Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven, Florida

If you’ve got a kid between the ages of 5-12 and at some point in their lives have liked LEGO. Legoland Florida is the place to take them. We recently took the 10 hour trip from […]

Discovery Cove Orlando

Tips for Visiting Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida

This summer we booked a trip to Discovery Cove in Orlando, Florida after friends suggested that everyone should visit at least once. We loved our day, and while I thought this would be a one and done […]

Perdido Kids Park in Perdido Key Florida

All About Perdido Kids Park in Perdido Key, Florida

When you ask in any local mom’s group where the best parks and playgrounds are in Pensacola, Perdido Kids Park is at the top of that list. There is good reason for this, the park is […]

Child playing at White Sands Lake Day Beach

Things You Need To Know Before Visiting White Sands Lake Day Beach

My family recently spent the day at White Sands Lake Day Beach, a spring-fed lake located in Enon, Louisiana. Located just north of Folsom, it’s centered between Franklinton, Covington, and Bogalusa. It’s a perfect spot for […]

Mississippi River in New Orleans Louisiana at night

50 Awesome New Orleans Date Night Ideas You'll Both Love

Need some new date night ideas? It is time to rethink the same old movie and dinner date night.  New Orleans has it all, whether you are looking for a romantic walk or some creative fun. We […]

Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola Florida

14+ Historical Sites and Museums to Visit In Pensacola With Kids

Pensacola is known as the City of Five Flags and is rich in history and culture. These museums and historical sites tell the story of Pensacola’s past, present and future. Looking for something to do in Pensacola […]

kids playing on Destin Beach

DESTIN FAMILY VACATION ON A BUDGET

A few years ago, we set out from New Orleans to find the perfect family vacation for under $1000. Could we do it and visit Destin, Florida, and the Northwest Florida Coast and have fun? Of course, we […]

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center GulfPort Mississippi

TIPS FOR VISITING LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER IN GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI

When I first started venturing out with two kids, I remember the drama involved with long trips with two kids in a car.  We started doing day trips from New Orleans and overnight trips to the Mississippi Gulf Coast area […]

Cockatoo at Uncle Sandy's Bird Park Pensacola Florida

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VISITING UNCLE SANDY’S MACAW BIRD PARK

I love birds. Growing up we had cockatiels, cockatoos and African Greys. There was even a time where we raised baby birds. I found a place here in Pensacola that allows me to visit and […]

Gulf Islands Waterpark Gulfport Mississippi

TIPS FOR VISITING GULF ISLANDS WATERPARK IN GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI

A few years ago, I got tired of paying for country club membership just to use the pool area for the summer.  I got season passes to Gulf Island Waterpark instead and we go every […]

Lulu's Gulf Shores Allergy Menu

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LULU’S GULF SHORES

I had heard about Lulu’s for the last few years. Everyone I talked to RAVED about their food allergy menu and said this was a must do when traveling to the Alabama Gulf Coast. We’ve just […]

beach park on ft pickens road Pensacola Beach Florida

CUTE BEACH PLAYGROUND ON FT. PICKENS ROAD ON PENSACOLA BEACH

One day on the way to Ft. Pickens we stumbled upon this adorable little beach park. We are always on the lookout for great attractions along the Gulf Coast that are perfect for kids. This is one […]

Disney Quick Service Restaurants

SIX WALT DISNEY WORLD QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANTS YOU NEED TO TRY

Our family LOVES Walt Disney World. Having kids with food allergies and being gluten-free myself, Disney is the place where we can eat freely with little to no worries. This is the main reason we continue to […]

Casey Jr. Splash Area in Storybook Circus at Magic Kingdom

COOL WAYS TO BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

If you are like most people, you want to take a trip to Walt Disney World when the kids aren’t in school. This means going during a holiday or over the summer. It’s just as hot there as […]

Check Out Day At Walt Disney World

SUPER FUN THINGS TO DO ON CHECK OUT DAY AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

It’s check out day and your Walt Disney World vacation is almost over. You’re all checked out and your flight isn’t until late in the evening and you’re not sure how to spend your day. Here are […]

Pluto topiary and dog house during the International Festival of Holidays at Epcot

BRING YOUR PETS TO WALT DISNEY WORLD

Lots of us consider our pets to be part of our family. It’s not surprising that we want to take them on vacation with us. Did you know you can take them to Walt Disney World with […]

Quiet place to rest at Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World

PERFECT SPOTS TO REST AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

A trip to Walt Disney World is half sprint and half marathon and completely exhausting. If you’re like me the go go go and crowds start to get to you after a bit and you just need […]

Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas

ALL THE REASONS YOU NEED TO SAIL ON ROYAL CARIBBEAN’S HARMONY OF THE SEAS

A few years ago I had the opportunity to tour Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas. If I could use one word to describe this ship it would be AMAZING. I fell in love with […]

Carnival Dream in Mahogany Beach Roatan Honduras

WHY WE LOVE CARNIVAL CRUISE LINES

A few years ago we took our very first cruise. While we were excited, we didn’t  know what to expect. We LOVED the week spent on the Carnival Dream. So much so, Chase wants all […]

Disney Fantasy1 scaled

TERRIFIC REASONS YOU SHOULD TAKE A DISNEY CRUISE

I will start out by confessing that I am a Disney freak and love ALL things Disney.  I expected the best on a Disney cruise, and I was not disappointed.  Here are a 7 reasons I think you should […]

Disney Vacations Outside of Disney Parks

AWESOME DISNEY VACATIONS THAT AREN’T TO WALT DISNEY WORLD

When you think about a Disney Vacation what comes to mind? If you’re like most of us, it’s Walt Disney World. What if I told you that Disney has awesome vacations around the world that […]

Great Wolf Lodge

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING GREAT WOLF LODGE

A couple of years ago, our family visited Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine over Mardi Gras Break. We had a great time and I was supper shocked when my kids asked if we could come back […]

The city of houston

FUN THINGS TO DO IN HOUSTON WITH KIDS

Our family loves to travel and vacation, but my kids aren’t super excited about long trips in the car. We booked at the last minute for Fourth of July week. Our usual destinations were booked or super expensive. So, […]

Lafitte Swamp Tour

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TAKING A JEAN LAFITTE SWAMP TOUR

One of the coolest attractions in Southeast Louisiana outside of New Orleans. One that locals often take for granted, is a swamp tour.  About a month ago, we went on the Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour.  Here are five things […]

Ormond Spray Park in Destrehan LA

All About Ormond Spray Park in Destrehan, Louisiana

Lookin’ for some fun in the sun in St. Charles Parish?  Look no further than  Ormond Spray Park in Destrehan, Louisiana.  Just about a thirty minute drive from New Orleans the spray park is perfect […]

Ft Pickens Pensacola Beach Florida

9 AWESOME TIPS TO MAKE YOUR NEXT BEACH VACATION FUN!

In 2017, faced with moving out of the house we rented in Metairie and nothing locally that would fit our family, we decided to make a huge move and head east to Pensacola. There were […]

Sugar Roots Farm New Orleans

TIPS FOR VISITING SUGAR ROOTS FARM IN NEW ORLEANS

Did you know there is a hidden gem nestled against the urban landscape of New Orleans just minutes from Downtown? One where you and your family can spend the day learning about sustainable farming, playing […]

spring in new orleans

100+ Fun Things To Do In New Orleans WIth Kids

Summer vacation is officially here! It is time to keep the kids busy and active while making memories at the same time. I am excited to take my family on some great adventures this summer, […]

Epcot Ball Walt Disney World Resort at Night

Let's Take a Virtual Tour of Epcot at Walt Disney World

As much as I love walking into the Magic Kingdom and seeing Cinderella’s Castle as I walk down Main Street USA, I have to say that Epcot is hands down my favorite Disney Park at Walt Disney World […]

Child happy after hunting Easter Eggs in Pensacola Florida

EASTER IN PENSACOLA 2023: EASTER EGG HUNTS AND EASTER BUNNY PICTURES IN PENSACOLA, FL

Get ready, Pensacola! Easter 2023 is going to be full of fun – egg hunts and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Come celebrate this special holiday in one of Florida's most beautiful cities! *While we […]

City Putt for Teen Party In New Orleans

The Ultimate List For Teen Birthday Parties In New Orleans

Planning and throwing birthday parties for New Orleans Kids are not always easy, especially when your child is older…and pickier. Where to go? What to do? And how to not look like the lame mom […]

Epcot Ball and Seven Seas Lagoon Walt Disney World Resorts from the World Showcase

EPCOT with Kids: Seven Reasons You Shouldn't Skip This Disney Park

Is EPCOT fun for kids? This is a question I see and hear all the time from people visiting Walt Disney World Resort for the first time. For some reason, a lot of the time […]

Jackson Square in the historic New Orleans French Quarter decorated for the Christmas Season with St. Louis Cathedral in the background

FUN THINGS TO DO ON CHRISTMAS DAY IN NEW ORLEANS

Christmas Day is the perfect day to discover and enjoy the true beauty of New Orleans during the holiday season. Whether it's your hometown or you're just visiting, take advantage of the light crowds, laid-back atmosphere, […]

NOLA Christmas Fest is an indoor Christmas carnival held inside the New Orleans Convention Center from December 21-30, 2022, with ice skating, rides & more.

ALL THE REASONS YOU WILL LOVE NOLA CHRISTMAS FEST IN 2022

This New Orleans Christmas tradition is back again in 2022! NOLA Christmas Fest is an indoor Christmas carnival held inside the New Orleans Convention Center from December 21-30, 2022. Full of fun for all ages, NOLA Christmas […]

Trunk or Treats in the Greater Pensacola Area

Fun and Mostly FREE Trunk or Treats in Pensacola

Trunk or treats are a great safe way to have Halloween fun in Pensacola without having to worry about venturing through neighborhoods with not enough lights or sidewalks. Not only do they offer a safe […]

kids in Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch

5 FUN THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING MRS. HEATHER’S PUMPKIN PATCH

One of our favorite Halloween traditions is to visit Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch, located on the Northshore in Hammond, Louisiana. The Northshore in Hammond, Louisiana, is about one hour outside of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Mrs. Heatther's Pumpkin Patch […]

Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort at Walt Disney World

6 Reasons You'll Love The Disney Port Orleans French Quarter Resort in Walt Disney World

For our May trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, a few years ago,  we decided to upgrade from our usual value to a moderate resort. Being from New Orleans, I was a tad concerned […]

Young Child at Walt Disney World on the Teacups

The Year Disney Saved Me

I have been asked many times why I love Disney so much. The explanation is complicated, but I'm going to try. Walt Disney World is my happy place. That may sound strange coming from an adult, […]