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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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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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