Long After Halloween, The Spirits Are Alive in LA

Long After Halloween, The Spirits Are Alive in LA

Halloween may be over, but that doesn’t mean that all the ghosts have hung up their sheets and packed it in until next October 31. As a matter of fact, quite a few are still plying their trade, haunting visitors at various locations all over Louisiana. If you still haven’t had your fill of ghostly encounters, there's no better place to be than Louisiana for truly haunted locations: One of the places you must visit is The Myrtles Plantation located in St. Francisville, a beautiful, quaint town not far from Baton Rouge. The…Read more
Art, Culture, and History Come Alive in NOLA’s Warehouse District

Art, Culture, and History Come Alive in NOLA’s Warehouse District

There are plenty of reasons why visiting New Orleans is on so many peoples’ bucket lists. Of course, all of the great food, drink and music are a major draw, but the Big Easy is a lot more than just the greatest party city in the world; it is also a hotbed for art and culture. Most people visit the well-known areas such as the French Quarter and the Garden District, and rightfully so. They are definitely must-see destinations. But just adjacent to the French Quarter is an up and coming area called…Read more
Have a Peachy Time in Ruston, LA

Have a Peachy Time in Ruston, LA

What's one of the best parts about summer in Louisiana? Peach season! Somehow, the state of Georgia gets all the attention when it comes to this delicious fruit, but Louisiana peaches are some of the sweetest, juiciest and best in the USA. You can find peach orchards sprinkled throughout the state, but North Louisiana is where you want to be for the best of the fuzzy fruit. Just a bit over an hour east of Shreveport, you'll find Lincoln Parish, where the town of Ruston has become the heart of peach country and…Read more
Experience the Wonders of Louisiana’s Wetlands at the Barataria Preserve

Experience the Wonders of Louisiana’s Wetlands at the Barataria Preserve

Header image source I recently wrote about my wonderful visit to the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux, one of John Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve’s six sites scattered throughout south Louisiana.  The other sites include The Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette, The Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice, The Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery (the site of the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812), The French Quarter Visitor Center in New Orleans, and The Barataria Preserve just outside of Marrero, where I spent a very memorable day!  This natural wonder encompasses over 23,000 acres…Read more
The Cajuns Come To Life at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

The Cajuns Come To Life at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center

Acadians, more commonly known as Cajuns, have had an enormous impact on the culture of Louisiana. Acadians are descendants of French settlers who, in the late 16th century, settled in the northeastern region of North America. When they were forced out by the British, most of the Acadians migrated to southern Louisiana, inhabiting the mosquito-infested swamps, bayous and prairies that nobody down there wanted. They became known as Cajuns, a corruption of the word Acadian, and you can learn all about them and their fascinating way of life by visiting the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in…Read more