Jeff Richard is a public information officer with the Louisiana Office of Tourism. As a Louisiana native, when he’s not assisting travel journalists from around the world in their efforts to promote Louisiana, Jeff likes to explore Louisiana swamps (preferably in an airboat) and venues, festivals and attractions showcasing Louisiana music. Jeff, his electric guitar collection, his wife, children and their three Chihuahuas reside in Baton Rouge. You can reach Jeff at [email protected].

  • Fri, 10/28/2016

    Many Louisiana towns have a local holiday lighting display, but north and central Louisiana take it a step further with the Holiday Trail of Lights. The trail includes Shreveport-Bossier City, Minden, Monroe-West Monroe,...

  • Fri, 10/28/2016

    The Great River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge can lay claim on one of the more unusual public December holiday lighting displays. It’s here on the earthen levees containing the Mississippi River that local Christmas...

  • Thu, 10/27/2016

    The fall season is a splendid time for travel in Louisiana. Our world-acclaimed food, music and unique culture are framed amid spectacular autumnal colors in lowland forests and swamps, further accenting cooler, breezy weather...

  • Fri, 06/10/2016

    Louisiana’s subtropical climate and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico gives the state extended periods of warm weather and mild winters, creating an ideal environment for gardens. Spring is the best window for experiencing the...

  • Fri, 02/12/2016

    Louisiana’s 2016 Official Inspiration Guide is now available and just a glance at its cover hints that it digs even deeper than its predecessor into the state’s Cajun and Creole cuisine and its twists on Southern, American and...

  • Mon, 12/07/2015

    Louisiana is one of America’s biggest producers of sugar, and it’s found everywhere in the state, whether snowed upon beignets, stirred inside a hot café au lait or growing in tall, lean rows on the Cajun prairie. And as one...

  • Mon, 11/30/2015

    Fall in Louisiana is a brief transition separating our warm summers and relatively mild winters. It would be better to call this time of year gumbo season in Louisiana. Gumbo, Louisiana’s best known indigenous dish, is a hearty,...

  • Wed, 08/26/2015

    Thinking of the antebellum plantations in Louisiana, the first images that come to mind are the mansions themselves. These typically huge, ornate and architecturally complex homes served as the living quarters and business hubs...

  • Fri, 08/14/2015

    Ask any tourists why they are visiting New Orleans and the likely answers are for the jazz and for the food. It’s easy to understand how two of the newest attractions, the New Orleans Jazz Market and the Southern Food and...

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