Connie Boudreaux 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.”

  • How to Build a Louisiana Bonfire diagram
    Tue, 11/12/2019

    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...

  • Mon, 01/29/2018

    Janaury 30 is National Plan for Vacation Day and the Louisiana Office of Tourism has partnered with Project Time Off to encourage Americans to take steps at the beginning of each year to plan their vacations. Planning your...

  • Turkey Gumbo 2
    Fri, 11/17/2017

    Most people feel pretty passionately about their holiday food and these feelings are often extended—and even amplified—when it comes to the leftovers. Remember Ross Geller’s breakdown over his lost Thanksgiving sandwich in “...

  • 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...

  • Wed, 02/01/2017

    To understand the significance of crawfish in Louisiana, one only has to take a drive on the Friday before Easter with their windows down. Propane tanks can be heard burning under huge pots of boiling water filled with seasonings...

  • 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...

  • 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-...

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