Megan Hartman is a lifelong resident of southwest Louisiana and the senior marketing manager at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau. Megan was in a duck blind by the age of two but has never mastered the art of calling. She enjoys boating in the Calcasieu River, crabbing along the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road and cooking for her family. Cajun music makes her smile. She resides in Carlyss with her husband, two children and two lapdogs. Follow her on Twitter @GoLakeCharlesPR and visit the blog she manages at visitlakecharles.blogspot.com.

  • Thu, 02/26/2015

    Viva Lake Charles! Upon taking the casino trolley from L’Auberge Casino Resort to the new Golden Nugget Lake Charles, I thought I had found myself in Las Vegas. The energy was high, the ambiance was contemporary and the retail...

  • Thu, 01/15/2015

    Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the historic district in downtown Lake Charles. My father’s business was located downtown in a three story historic building on the corner of Broad and Bank streets that had a basement where...

  • Thu, 08/21/2014

    A story I often tell is how I met my husband on the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail. I was meeting the local American Press food editor for lunch to discuss the Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail and how people can get off of the...

  • Tue, 07/01/2014

    Growing up in Lake Charles, I spent my younger years in duck blinds awaiting pink and purple sunrises, along the side of the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road pulling up blue crabs and aboard fishing boats reeling in redfish...