Around The State

Jefferson Highway

Before his company created Better Homes & Gardens and other memorable magazines, Edwin T. Meredith covered America’s farms. Almost exactly 100 years ago he was reporting on transportation trends, noting the rise of the automobile and the completion of the…

Peachy Keen

The Louisiana Peach Festival has been around since 1951. The surrounding area is known for its wealth of peach orchards and the event has grown exponentially since its inception. It now includes a kid’s fishing tournament, tennis tournament, rodeo, parade,…

Along the Way: The Parade of Life

By the time you read this, Mardi Gras celebrations will be wrapping up all over the state, but one of the krewes I’m in will have just started its year’s worth of events. While I love watching parades, I used…

Neutral Strip Bicentennial

The story of Louisiana’s Neutral Strip, condoned by international agreement, was created in 1806 and ended with a treaty whose Bicentennial we celebrate this year, but the desperate decades of a “No-Man’s-Land” ruled by highwaymen and marauders had begun long…

Bayou Browsing

Scenic wetlands, plantations, delicious dining, a brewery and distillery round out the fun in Thibodaux

Historical Charm

Tours, tastings and taking in the sites round out a long, fun weekend in Natchez

Traveling around Louisiana

  Mardi Gras arrives in Louisiana this season, and cities across the state are gearing up for the state’s biggest party of the year. Whether you’re looking for the excitement of a super krewe with large floats and fancy throws…

Between the Rivers

Hit the road for a getaway filled with food, fun, history and loads of nature in Vidalia and nearby Natchez, Mississippi

Cajun Justice

Lafayette native tapped by mega-bestselling author James Patterson to collaborate on a novel

Over the River

Detour away from New Orleans for an exploration of nearby historic Algiers Point

Natural Education

Nature centers dazzle in fall, teach us about Louisiana’s outdoors environments

Traveling In & Around Louisiana

September and October bring an end to the summer season and a return to the activities that make fall one of the busiest times of the year. Seasonal festivals are as abundant as a fall Louisiana harvest and those seeking…

The Tree Funeral

Creative punishments and an outdoorsy childhood shape a young conservationist