5 Things to do in New Orleans, LA

Written by Lauren McElwain I LOVE New Orleans!  Every time I go there, I leave ready to go back!  The reason?  Because that place is a melting pot for culture, art, music and food from all over the world!  The options for entertainment are literally endless!  I honestly think you could stay a whole month…

Bermuda: 5 Ideas for Families

Written by Lauren McElwain “You can go to heaven if you want.  I’d rather stay in Bermuda.” -Mark Twain Last summer, my family and I visited Bermuda.  As you can imagine, it is an amazing destination for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.  We discovered that it is a great spot for young families as well!…

Disney World Planning Advice

Written by Brooke Brewer   1. Choose a date for your Disney family vacation. -Holidays and school breaks will determine higher/lower crowds. -Refer to certain websites (dadsguidetowdw.com) for crowd levels. 2. Choose a hotel that suites your family the best. -Most hotel rooms sleep 4 or 5. Some hotels have family suites that can accommodate more….

6 Amazing Vacation Ideas

Written by Kourtney Roe Summer is coming! I know it’s hard to believe with the cold weather, but it’s almost here. That means summer vacation is on its way too! But where should you go? There are so many amazing places to go and see how will you ever decide? Well let me help. I…

Curry Mussel Pie

Written by Lauren McElwain Last summer when we visited Bermuda, we took a small boat, called a Boston Whaler, out to explore secluded beaches and small islands.  We saw beautiful sights on our adventure and even snorkeled in a ship wreck.  Trip Advisor had recommended picking up snacks for the excursion from a gas station…

Phoenix, AZ

Written by Lauren McElwain Nothing inspires me more than travel!  My husband and I recently visited Phoenix, AZ and it was (in Cathy Wikle’s words) fabulous!!  When you’re in the city, pretty much any direction you look, there will be beautiful mountains in the distance.  The air is warm and dry and on a sunny…

Invitation Magazine and Tupelo Bloggers: A Partnership

Written by Lauren McElwain and Emily Welly The Glossies! That’s what my husband and I call the beautiful, local magazine publications that are available to showcase all that is unique, fun and appealing in North Mississippi. Invitation Tupelo and Invitation Oxford are highly respected glossies around here. I always get excited when I see a…

Dismals Canyon

Written by Lauren McElwain and Anne Lampkin As a child, our imaginations are pure, without limit.  It doesn’t take much to see a fairy house in a regular hole in a tree or magical dust in shiny specks of silt collected on a shore.  However, there is a place, not far from Tupelo, where adults…