Thursday, February 19, 2015
With about 400 different festivals each year, it’s no wonder Louisiana is often called the Festival Capital of America. We celebrate just about everything that contributes to our unique culture, every indigenous dish, every type...
Thursday, January 8, 2015
It’s a spectacle of parades, unbelievable costumes and dancers in the streets donning purple, green and gold—Mardi Gras’ official colors—with great music, food and drink at every turn.
Most folks know something about Mardi Gras...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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...
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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,...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
If you drive down I-10 through south-central Louisiana, you’ll notice big brightly painted brown highway signs for the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. The American-Indian word Atchafalaya (Think of a sneeze: uh-CHA-fuh-LIE-uh...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
As the weather cools and the humidity drops, New Orleans comes alive with festival season. Festivals take place throughout the city celebrating everything from Gulf Coast seafood to contemporary art.
My favorite way to travel...