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traveling to Baton Rouge with kids

Louisiana is a popular tourist destination, and Baton Rouge welcomes thousands of visitors a year as a college town. We are often asked “is Baton Rouge kid friendly,” and “what should I do if I travel to Baton Rouge with kids?” The good news is that we have tons of resources for those who travel to Baton Rouge with their family in tow, like the ultimate guide to summer in Baton Rouge and this guide to visiting Baton Rouge with kids. Let Red Stick Mom offer you our tried and true family travel tips, recommendations, and ideas … both for families coming to Baton Rouge and those wanting to get away!

Our Baton Rouge mom writers have been all over the world and are here to recommend easy weekend trips, as well as more extensive vacations to places as unique as Utah! We love sharing family travel tips with Baton Rouge families because we know that it can be overwhelming to plan even a weekend getaway with kids.

Taking the kids to Disney? Here’s what to expect. Maybe you want to travel to Orlando and skip Disney. We share tips for how to do that, too. Or maybe you love Disney and want to take a Disney cruise. Red Stick Mom has been there, done that. Looking for creative road trip ideas from Baton Rouge? We have several family-friendly short distance vacations that are drivable with kids from Baton Rouge.

At Red Stick Mom, we don’t just tell you where to go on vacation but also how to get there and what to expect. We’re not just talking about where to go, we also look at how to get there. Whether you need mom hacks for road trips with kids or advice for flying with a baby, we have you covered.

Some of the most interesting family travel tips are the ideas that Baton Rouge moms have put together for easy road trips nearby. Whether it’s a weekend trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast or hiking Tunica Hills, we are all about locations that are close to Baton Rouge and won’t break the bank. After all, sometimes the family travel tips we need the most are those ideas that are simple and budget-friendly. 

No matter where your Baton Rouge family decides to vacation next or how long you intend to stay, Red Stick Mom prides itself on sharing digestible and useful family travel tips to make planning your next getaway easy and stress-free!

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Maximize the Disney Magic, Minimize the Voodoo Let me begin by declaring my undying love for Disney. I mean, who doesn’t adore it? The rides, the atmosphere, the shows – it's all pure magic. But here's the catch: I'm also quite frugal when it comes to spending money. Can you see my dilemma here? If you've ever experienced Disney, you know precisely what I'm talking about. Disney may sprinkle magic, but the way it can make your money vanish is more like the voodoo. Despite the financial sorcery, my family and I still find ourselves drawn back every other year. Over the years, I’ve found various ways to maximize our Disney vacations so we can continue making wonderful memories together. Below...
Worth The Road Trip :: Festival Season In South Louisiana I saw recently that a year in south Louisiana can be divided three ways: Football season, Mardi Gras, and Festival season! And here we are in the full swing of festival fun. It is a tradition of our family to attend festivals both in Baton Rouge and south Louisiana. Giving my kiddos a front seat to the one-of-a-kind culture of this beautiful state is one of the perks of being a mom in Baton Rouge. Here is what we plan to check out this festival season. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, April 12th-April 14th - Ponchatoula The Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, is a delightful celebration of all things strawberry, where locals and visitors...
Family Friendly TV :: Percy Jackson And The Olympians On Disney+ Looking for a fun, family-friendly TV series that is actually entertaining for both kids and adults? Look no further than Percy Jackson and the Olympians. Based on the YA novels of the same name, with heavy involvement from author Rick Riordon, the Disney+ series follows the story of young Percy Jackson and how his life changes when he learns he is a demi-god because his dad is a Greek god. As a result, Percy is thrust into a world of myths and monsters; finds friends (Annabeth and Grover) and enemies, and learns some important life lessons along the way. The target audience for both the books and the series is...
Getting Your Kid A Passport :: Everything You Need To Know Getting a passport for yourself can be a bit overwhelming add in getting one for your kid and the stress level multiplies. There are so many rules, requirements, and just things that you need for a successful application. Here is what you need to know to be fully prepared. The Basics Passport Book vs. Passport Card. Okay let's clarify this first and foremost. Passport Card = you CANNOT fly with a passport card, it is for land and/or sea travel. If you plan to drive across the Northern/Southern boarders a lot, then hey, it may be good for you, otherwise the card is not worth it. While it is alluring to some...

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