Lets Go, Louisiana

Basking in Bastrop

It could be the closest thing to viewing the exploding fall color foliage of New England, only it’s in Bastrop, Louisiana. This time of year, the northeastern corner of our state – specifically, the area around Bayou Bartholomew – can offer…

Charming Covington

There is something storybook-like about downtown Covington, Louisiana, which oozes Southern charm. From its age-old cottages filled with treasures to its picket fences and moss-draped trees, it can feel as though you’ve been dropped into the cinematic scene of "Steel Magnolias," only…

The Grand Dame of Louisiana

While Louisiana is riddled with plantations, especially along the mighty Mississippi River, the grand dame of them all – the largest plantation in the entire South – is Nottoway Plantation and Resort. This sprawling, majestic “White Castle” and its 15 acres of…

It’s Not Their First Rodeo

If you haven’t experienced a legendary Angola Prison Rodeo, you are missing out on a real Louisiana experience, which has been touted as the “Wildest Show in the South.” The Angola Prison Rodeo is one of the longest-running prison rodeos, and…

Bogalusa Magic

There’s certainly a lot of natural beauty and spirit oozing out of the small historic mill town of Bogalusa, Louisiana. “We are showing the world we have magic here,” exclaims Malinda White, founder and producer of the award-winning Bogalusa Blues…

River Retreat

On the banks of the Vermilion River in the heart of Lafayette lies a world-class oasis – River Ranch. This sprawling village drips in a stunning array of Caribbean, European, and Colonial architecture and offers some of the finest shops, restaurants,…

Revel in the Good Ole Days

If you want to travel down memory lane, head to West Baton Rouge for an annual festival to experience a bit of the ‘good old days.’ The two-day 12th annual Oldies But Goodies Fest and Smokin’ Oldies Cook-off kicks off Saturday…

Jungle Paradise

The Jungle Gardens at Avery Island is a sight to behold and will capture your senses with its hypnotic and bewitching display of exotic horticulture and abundant wildlife. This 170-acre historic oasis near New Iberia is draped in plants from around…

A Stomping Good Time!

It’s your chance to partake in an ancient tradition of grape stomping – only you don’t have to travel to Europe to do it. Not many Louisianians get a chance to celebrate this age-old wine-making process (and a grape harvest, for that matter).…

Rollin’ on the River

The Vermilion River – the historic lifeblood of Cajun country, which extends 70 miles as it traverses through the heart of Acadiana – is a geological rarity, dripping in history. Unlike many rivers, the Vermilion is unusual because it is a tidal river and…

Splashing into Shreveport

The scorching temperatures of Louisiana’s late summer heat leaves one yearning to cool off, and one of the best places to do just that is in Shreveport, Louisiana. Shreveport, you see, is home to Splash Kingdom Water Park, which has one-trillion…

Louisiana, The Historical ‘Trail’s End’ to Bonnie and Clyde

The world is still intrigued by the infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, lovers who were destined to die together – and did – in northern Louisiana. Gibsland, Louisiana, located nearly midway between Shreveport and Monroe, was the duo’s last stop before they…

Avery Island’s ‘Red’ Gold

The mysterious and beautiful Avery Island is a geological oddity, as it sits on top of a salt dome rising above Louisiana’s flat coastal terrain. In fact, while driving towards the island you can see the odd elevated dome or hill in…

Louisiana’s Amazon

It could easily be mistaken for the dense rainforests of the Congo or the Amazon, or even a prehistoric jungle – only it’s in Louisiana.  Whatever it reminds you of, this wild cinematic scene found on the Barataria Preserve Trails…

Life’s a Peach in Ruston

Now is the time to sink your teeth into a succulent Ruston Peach, with its nectar dripping down your hand the very moment you take a bite. But, be sure to do it in the town which celebrates this divine fruit. The city…

Louisiana’s Egyptian Pyramids

Like Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China and the Pyramid Fields at Giza, Egypt, Louisiana is the proud home to an astonishing World Heritage landmark: Poverty Point, which predates Confucius and Christ. This massive archeological marvel, in…

Rum Drinker’s Paradise

A dream come true seems to have simultaneously put the small town of Lacassine, Louisiana on the map and award-winning Louisiana handcrafted rums on the palates of spirit drinkers around the globe. Over the past four years, hundreds of thousands…

Escapism 1940’s Style

While only the echoes of thousands of G.I.s and Hollywood’s "who’s who" can be heard at the former sites of the Stage Door Canteen in New York and Hollywood, the music, laughter and entertainment fills the air 75 years later in what may…

Destination World War II

No matter what your age, you can’t help but be swept away by the larger-than-life presence oozing from the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. This indiscriminate exhibit is not only a true awakening of the self, but…

Lake Charles Repose

Surrounded by the Calcasieu River and the Port of Lake Charles is an oasis for relaxation. While there are loads of fun things to do and see in Lake Charles, L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles is a destination in and…

Jennings’ Treasure Trove

While you may not strike oil, in the town known as the "Cradle of Louisiana Oil," chances are you will find a treasure or two, or even three. (Fact: The reason Jennings was named the "Cradle of Louisiana Oil" is because…

The Science Behind Shreveport

If you are fascinated by the world of science, a visit to the Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area will surely satisfy your yearning for fascinating discoveries. In fact, it’s home to some of the most captivating displays of science in the…

Delving into West Monroe’s Dynasty

There’s a lot more to West Monroe than being the home base of the famous American reality TV series "Duck Dynasty."  While droves of "Dynasty" fans continue to make their way to this northeastern Louisiana town, the fact is the…

Swept Away by Grand Isle

When you’ve got some of the best fishing, softest beaches and hypnotizing surf right off the coast of Louisiana, who needs anywhere else? Adding to its allure, Grand Isle oozes a presence unlike any place on earth – and is chock full…

Treasures in the Heart of the Rice Belt

"Welcome to the Rice Capitol of America!" That’s the proud title the prairie town of Crowley has aptly earned and, rest assured, almost everything here revolves around rice. Early pioneers harvested rice in Crowley with the intention of creating the town’s…

Moonlight Serenade: Downtown Baton Rouge

After decades of being a near ghost town – aside from its active political scene – there’s no question that Downtown Baton Rouge is having a revival.  It’s as if it has returned to its heyday, a time when the…

Antebellum Return

With the allure of the Hollywood epic, coupled with the historical worldliness of a fairytale, there’s no chance Oak Alley would leave a visitor with anything but awe. The near 200-year-old homestead is unparalleled to any place in America and…

Beyond a Sportsman’s Paradise

For a journey unlike any other in the state, head to Union Parish in north central Louisiana where you will be swept away by all it has to offer. It’s a journey that will please even the most discerning of travelers.…