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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!

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...
Broken Bow :: Short 6 Hour Drive From Baton Rouge If you're in any sort of mom group on social, you've likely seen the question, "Where can we go on vacation? I'm tired of X, and don't want to drive far!" Well, I've got the place for you! Just a short six hours from Baton Rouge is a beautiful, stunning area called Broken Bow, OK. I know that when someone says Oklahoma, outside of singing the song, beauty may not be the first thought that comes to your head -- so let me paint a picture. When you drive in, it will seem you're driving into the flatlands, much of what you visualize Oklahoma from the tales of yore. As you...
3 Must Haves On A Long Car Ride With A Toddler Travel with a toddler can be lots of fun but takes a little preparation. Here are my 3 must have items for a long car ride! Essentials  This consist of everything that is absolutely needed. I always pack my daughter's diaper bag the night before so that I won’t forget anything. I include diaper change necessities, such as diapers, wipes, changing pad, vaseline and a spare change of clothes. Toddlers are likely to spill something on their clothes and if so, you want to be prepared. I also pack a mini zip bag to store dirty clothes, if needed, and a medicine bag. I always pack children’s Tylenol, thermometer, allergy medicine...
A Day At The Beach That Won't Break The Bank Are you like our family and just not ready for summer to be over? One last trip to the beach may be just what you need…and you don’t have to take a long road trip or stay overnight! In just about an hour and a half and around 87 miles from Baton Rouge, you could have your toes in the sand at White Sands Lake Day Beach! The beach that’s located in Enon, La (outside of Franlinton) has everything your family needs for a day of fun in the sun! The water is a cool, clear, spring-fed lake. There is a fabulous aqua park filled with inflatable water slides, trampolines, floating...

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