Travel

Sail Away

Cruises out of New Orleans offer fun on the high seas and exotic locales

Lazymoons for Lovers: Soak and Wallow

  It’s common for couples to dream up a fun, adventure-filled honeymoon full of activities. But, truth is that many couples are just exhausted once the honeymoon arrives. Months of planning and making decisions can tire a person out, and…

Cajun Riviera

  For more than half-a-century, Holly Beach has been known as "the poor man’s paradise" – hence its longstanding nickname the ‘Cajun Riviera.'  Families who are part of those ‘generations past’ who’ve made memories here still call it the ‘Cajun Riviera’,…

Going Coastal

Hop down the coast for summer fun in Alabama, Mississippi and Florida

Spring Forth

Quirky Eureka Springs is nestled in the Ozarks and offers nature, shopping, delicious eats and haunted hotels

Traveling Louisiana: Spring Adventures

  Color has returned to Louisiana after a memorable cold winter, and residents across the state are welcoming spring with open arms and open windows. As life returns to the teeming bayous and flowering gardens, life also returns to communities…

Bayou Browsing

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

Affair with Los Islenos

  You don’t have to travel overseas to experience the authentic culture of the Spanish Canary Islands. You can do just that right here in America, and even better, in the multi-cultural state of Louisiana.  Louisiana’s St. Bernard Parish is home…

Eagle Watch in the Pelican State

Admirers of the American bald eagle are flocking to the bayous and lakes in and around Morgan City to get an eyeful of this majestic bird in action This is the time of year the nation’s emblem bird is busy…

Port Fourchon, A Recreational Gateway

  It’s the southernmost point of Louisiana that’s reachable by automobile, a world unto itself: Port Fourchon. This massive coastal seaport, which sits at the mouth of Bayou Lafourche and the Gulf of Mexico, is somewhat reminiscent of a scene…

Magic of Marksville, Part II

  It’s been described as the Shangri-La for Native Americans, and could easily take credit for the state’s motto, “Sportsman’s Paradise.” Marksville, Louisiana, located in the center of the state, is a playground for outdoor lovers and promises an experience like no…

Magical Marksville, Part I

  Marksville, Louisiana oozes natural beauty. The city could easily take credit for the state’s motto: “Sportsman’s Paradise,” because of its astonishing playground for outdoor lovers. Couple that flora and fauna lure with its one-of-a-kind Louisiana history, and you can have an…

Louisiana’s Aurora Borealis

“It’s something to see at least once in your life.  You get goosebumps, and you’ll see some people with tears in their eyes because it is a sight to behold,” goes the soft Cajun accent of Elaine Bourgeois Brack.  The…

The Winter Wonderland of Natchitoches

There are few who wouldn’t want to experience an award-winning Louisiana Christmas tradition, especially one that has drawn hundreds of thousands to the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase territory. If you have never experienced the Christmas season in…

Chairman of the boards

Tee Don Landry of Key of Z Rubboards in Sunset shapes the sound of Zydeco music one instrument at a time

Twin City Christmas

Make your way to the twin cities of Shreveport-Bossier this Christmas season for a truly one-of-a-kind, fun-filled and unforgettable experience for everyone. Among the myriad of Christmas festivities is the iconic Christmas in Roseland, a tradition in northwest Louisiana for…

Historic Hunter’s Retreat

Just as American pioneer Jim Bowie did, you, too, can take a boat ride to Giles Island. Only when he visited, back in 1827, the island was merely a wide sandbar in the middle of the Mississippi River. Today, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts…

Destination Gumbo

When a chill hits Louisiana’s thick, humid air, gumbo pots begin to simmer all across this culturally-rich state.  While the ingredients and the thickness may vary some from region to region, one thing remains: it’s traditional intrinseque magic that deeply ties all…

If Walls Could Talk

One of the most historic, colorful and story-filled sites in New Orleans can be found inside a hotel. Standing in the heart of the French Quarter, for nearly two centuries, is the iconic Orleans Ballroom, which is part of the…

River Parish Murder Mystery

It’s a ‘whodunnit’... only guests can solve. Iberville Parish is the site of a one-of-a-kind murder mystery dinner that, for the past five years, has intrigued and entertained visitors from all over the world.  Organizers of the Murder Mystery Dinner…

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…