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Where to Camp for Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras festivities attract nearly 1.2 million people to the city of New Orleans every year.  That’s almost 3x the population!!! And every year, those million people flock to the downtown and French Quarter areas to take part in the parades, Fat Tuesday celebration and much, much more. So where do you put 1.2 million people overnight? Nearby hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, even Airbnb sets people up.  But, what about the people that come to camp for the week? There happens to be quite a few campgrounds and RV parks in or near the city.  We’ve got your list of best places to camp for Mardi Gras in 2017. Mardi Gras RV Park and Motel-  The Red Carpet Inn and . . . Read more

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Top RV Travel Tips 2017

Top RV Travel Tips for 2017 RVing, whether full-time or just occasionally, can be stressful if you aren’t prepared properly.  There is a lot that goes into RVing including planning your routes, picking destinations to explore, finding campgrounds to stay at, and calculating how many miles until the next rest stop.  To ease some of the stress of travel we’ve put together a list of top RV travel tips for 2017. Pack only what you’ll use.  It can sometimes be hard to decide what to pack with you and what to leave behind when heading out on the road. The best thing to keep in mind is to pack light, with only the things you’ll need, and pick up anything . . . Read more

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Top Gifts for the RVer on your List

Top gifts for the RVer on your Christmas list If you haven’t started Christmas shopping yet, now is the time to start. Christmas is just a few short weeks away so what are the top gifts you have in mind for the RVer on your list? Here are a few of the top gifts we could find. Oxygenics Shower Head- This body spa skin care showerhead is one of the best on the market.  It increases the oxygen content in your water to provide the best quality shower.  The shower head also has the ability to self-pressurize and has different spray settings from low and soft flow to a harder spray.  The Oxygenics shower head releases 2.0 GPM and is easy to install.  Give the . . . Read more

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Fall is a Great Time to Visit Lake Charles

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Louisiana, and we want you to get out there and go camping in our great state! Lake Charles is a beautiful place to visit in the fall, and this post will tell you all there is to do in this great community.  Outdoor Activities There are tons of outdoor activities available in Lake Charles. The Creole Nature Trail is one of the greatest trails in the southeast. If you hit the trail you can experience several native creatures to Louisiana, including alligators and marshlands that harbor tons of great creatures. The trail also features more than 20 miles of beaches on the Gulf, fishing and more. You can even download an app for the Creole trail . . . Read more

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Top 3 Louisiana State Parks

Top 3 State Parks in Louisiana Louisiana is home to many state parks and all have different aspects that make them unique and different from one another. But, which ones are the best ones? We’ve got a list of the top 3 state parks in Louisiana. This list is based off of visitor reviews from trip advisor. Grand Isle State Park- Grand Isle, LA.  An island off the coast of Louisiana, Grand Isle separates the Gulf of Mexico from the channels that connect the bayou to the tributaries surrounding it. The island acts as a wave barrier keeping the waters calmer on the inland side and the beaches more visited.  Because of its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, deep sea fishing . . . Read more

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Louisiana’s Hidden Treasures

Louisiana, in general, is an underrated state. Amidst the diverse cultures and the overall spirit of the people in Louisiana, a trip here won’t be your last. There are the main staples you will want to hit like Frenchman and Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LSU in Baton Rouge, and the casino’s in Shreveport, but there are some other attractions and places to see that haven’t hit your radar just yet.  Lake Martin, Breaux Bridge, LA Take a canoe or a kayak throughout the waters of Lake Martin and experience a journey through a slice of nature unlike anything you’ve witnessed before. It’s so tranquil and best to go at sunrise or sunset. The wildlife preserve is part . . . Read more

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Creole Cuisine Must Haves

When you’re in Louisiana there are some obvious staples in the cuisine category that you need to cross off (the fresh crawfish boils, oysters, etouffee and the jambalaya). The state has a way of bringing so many diverse cultures together that pair beautifully on a plate. There are, of course, the many of crawfish boils that you are obligated to take part in if the season is permitting, but let's take a look at some different must haves that make up Louisiana cuisine.  Meat pies A sort of “turnover” stuffed with an array of different combo’s like meat & cheese, veggie, seafood, whatever your heart desires. Traditionally they will be filled with a mixture of onion, . . . Read more

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