Connie Silva is a marketing specialist with the Louisiana Office of Tourism. With her Cajun heritage and lifelong passion for travel, promoting the great state of Louisiana is the perfect fit. An LSU graduate with ties to Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Terrebonne Parish, it’s her opinion that red beans and rice (with cornbread) make any Monday better and she smiles every time she hears “You are my Sunshine.”

  • Second Line
    Tue, 06/13/2017

    June is the most popular month for weddings nationwide, so you just might be invited to a Bayou State ceremony sometime soon. To make sure you can most effectively laissez les bons temps rouler, let’s review the history and...

  • Bayou Segnette State Park Cabin
    Fri, 02/24/2017

    Find your camping style in Louisiana State Parks! Springtime is the perfect opportunity to get outdoors in Louisiana! Our State Parks are great for day trips, but you must consider taking advantage of the many overnight options...

  • Mon, 01/30/2017

    Just like gumbo in Louisiana can differ region to region, Mardi Gras does too! The flamboyant parties in the French Quarter, the regal balls in Lake Charles, the family-friendly parades in Shreveport and then there is the Courir...

  • How to Build a Louisiana Bonfire diagram
    Fri, 11/18/2016

    You might remember Truvy saying, “I don't want to miss the Nativity made entirely out of sparklers!” In “Steel Magnolias,” the Louisiana-set movie from the 80s, Dolly Parton’s Truvy makes known her favorite Christmas tradition...

  • Wed, 10/12/2016

    If you think ghouls and witches are the only ones looking forward to the last weekend of October, you’ll be surprised that bibliophiles are also planning to party! We often say Louisiana celebrates absolutely everything with a...

  • Thu, 09/01/2016

    Disaster relief can come in many forms, and one way Louisiana recovers is with its music, resulting in concerts throughout the state benefitting those who have lost so much. Much of the southern region of Louisiana faced...

  • Tue, 08/02/2016

    LouisianaTravel.com’s most popular blog posts are a great representation of the Bayou State. These ten stories have the most number of page views over the past 12 months, and our cuisine, holidays, storied past and natural beauty...

  • Yoga practice at the Cabildo
    Wed, 07/20/2016

    Louisiana has its own unique flair for music, cuisine and celebrations, so it is not any surprise that our yoga experiences include a hint of the local  joie de vie—and a joyful life seems pretty yogic to me! Here are some extra-...

  • Wed, 04/13/2016

    Project Time Off is encouraging Americans to use their earned vacation time because, “taking time off is essential for strong relationships, a productive workforce and a fulfilled life,” according to its research. Couple that...

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