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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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Top 5 Spring Break Locations for Louisianans

Spring Break for Louisianans It’s March and you can almost smell the thirsty spring breakers planning where to spend their week of freedom outside of campus. Nationwide the college classrooms sit empty in what can only be referred to as a weeklong non-stop party for college goers. For students in Louisiana (or even post grads avoiding the real world), the time is perfect to get outside the state lines and explore some neighboring beaches and campgrounds that will hold lifelong memories. Let’s explore some top party appropriate places 1. Suwannee Music Park and Campground, Live Oak, FL  The “Spirit of Suwannee” is a majestic music and camping ground located in northern . . . Read more

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Why is Mardi Gras a New Orleans Thing?

Mardi Gras is celebrated the Tuesday evening before the Lenten season (lent) begins. Over the years this particular Tuesday has gained a number of nicknames, but is most commonly referred to as Fat Tuesday. Since the Lent season involves fasting, many consider Fat Tuesday as the “one last hoorah” before beginning the 40 day fast. Mardi Gras has become the celebration name of the Fat Tuesday festivities. Although Lent and Mardi Gras are observed all over the world, New Orleans seems to be the one city that is always associated with the celebration. Why is that? Here’s a nutshell version of the story of Mardi Gras and how it wound up in New Orleans: Medieval Europe: The Mardi . . . Read more

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4 National Parks You’ve Got To See in 2016

(Photo: drytortugas.com) Typically when you think of national parks, sandy white beaches don’t come to mind. Think again! The Dry Tortugas National Park is a tropical oasis that will take your breath away while wooing you with historical artifacts. This park is a beach trip like none other! Since the Tortuga Islands are located just off the Key West Coast, about 70 miles from the nearest city, travelers can only get there by seaplane or by ferry. So it is important to plan ahead, but entirely worth it. There’s plenty to do in the park, but the most common attractions are camping and snorkeling. This area is said to have the best snorkeling in Key West! How’s that for a nontraditional . . . Read more

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Why Spending Christmas in an RV is the Best

Christmas is almost here!      And clearly there’s no better place to spend Christmas than right inside your RV. This is obvious for a few reasons. First, you get to decorate a small space. More space means more to decorate. You’ll love keeping things simple in your RV. Next, You can go out searching for the perfect tree And find a tree that’s perfect…. for your space Also, You’re forced to have a good attitude, since privacy is hard to come by. Christmas is about being together, right? and enjoy family outings like ice skating...   Or a friendly, family snowball fight And who doesn’t love eating out for the holidays? You . . . Read more

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Why Spending Christmas in an RV is the Best

Christmas is almost here!      And clearly there’s no better place to spend Christmas than right inside your RV. This is obvious for a few reasons. First, you get to decorate a small space. More space means more to decorate. You’ll love keeping things simple in your RV. Next, You can go out searching for the perfect tree And find a tree that’s perfect…. for your space Also, You’re forced to have a good attitude, since privacy is hard to come by. Christmas is about being together, right? and enjoy family outings like ice skating...   Or a friendly, family snowball fight And who doesn’t love eating out for the holidays? You . . . Read more

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