Learning to Laissez Les Bon Temp Rouler in New Orleans

You can do a lot of things in New Orleans. The one thing that will take some effort on your part is not having a good time in the Big Easy. Especially around Mardi Gras season. As the locals will say, laissez les bons temp rouler. Let the good times roll! We were in the Crescent City just a few weeks ago, right before all the official Mardi Gras festivities began. Although, in truth, sometimes it is hard to tell when Mardi Gras is happening or not in New Orleans. I mean when we were there we went to at least four different parades and observed and heard at least another half dozen taking place around us. I think my favorite was the Mardi Gras parade dedicated entirely to pets. Yeah, as in perros y gatos decked out in Mardi Gras garb and riding floats along one of the main roads of the city with their owners tossing beads to onlookers.

The Creole State is an adventure waiting to happen

Louisiana is always the life of the party. Our neighbor to the north is also always an easy getaway for us Texans when we’re seeking just a little more color in our days. At just a few hours of distance from Houston, for me, it is a travel destination of choice for long weekends or even same day road trips. It’s the perfect place to travel with friends or just your significant other.

Louisiana Travels in the 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road

This is part of a collaboration with DriveShop. All opinions expressed are my own. First of all, let me just say, we love the Bayou State! Not only is it just a couple hours away from Texas, but it literally has something for everyone – even the most discerning travelers. […]

The Megabus is Coming: Texas Destinations for $1!!

Thank goodness for my much hipper and more news savvy friends!!  Otherwise I probably would have never found out about this cool tidbit of information until one of these Megabus double-deckers would have driven up next to me on one of the freeways in town.  No tienen idea how excited […]

Tejanos En La Gran Manzana (Yeah… The Big Apple)

In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, or Sarah Jessica Parker as her character in the megahit series Sex in the City – this is coming completely from my subconscious, unbeknownst to me – “New York is fabulous!”  Never thought I’d utter those words… and actually mean them.  I bet my […]

Houston, The Chorizo… and Sweet Bread Have Landed!!

Had we never taken those trips in the summer to Mexico, had we not traveled to Houston from the Rio Grande Valley with everything including our rooster, had we not been the family with the pig and chickens in the back yard, I might have been a little surprised or […]

Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, and DC

Hey guys, so far the trip has been excellent.  We’ve been to so many places, experienced so many new things, and have managed to make it all the way to our final destination in the DC area.  A few things you’ve probably noticed if you’ve been keeping up with our […]

We’re Taking Juan of Words On The Road – ROAD TRIP!

It’s official!  This time next week we’ll be on the road, si Dios quiere, taking our first real vacation in years… probably the first one period, to be completely honest.  You see if it wasn’t work, it was lack of resources, or something equally hampering to our vacation plans in […]