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Where Cajun Began

Where Cajun Began

April 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

As one of the oldest surviving towns in Louisiana, St. Martinville retains many buildings and homes reflecting the beautiful architecture of days gone by. St. Martinville has become symbolic of the Acadian legacy, holding sacred the history and legends of the Acadian people who settled in Louisiana. Bayou Teche, a waterway in south central Louisiana, […]

It’s Crawfish Season, Come Twist Some Tails with Us

It’s Crawfish Season, Come Twist Some Tails with Us

March 29, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If you tour Cajun Country you’re bound to encounter crawfish. It’s as inevitable as BBQ in Texas, lobster in Maine, beans in Boston, or potatoes in Idaho. Crawfish, mudbugs, crawdads, or crayfish—call them what you will—are woven into Cajun culture. They raise them, catch them, eat them, and sing about them. They even adopt them […]

New Orleans—Visit the Audubon Zoo & Aquarium!

New Orleans—Visit the Audubon Zoo & Aquarium!

March 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

As we continued our much-too-short tour of Louisiana, our final stop was New Orleans (also known as NOLA).  We spent a couple of days in town visiting destinations that were new to us. Our first stop was the Audubon Zoo, where we spent a lovely day touring the well-laid-out grounds.  The Audubon Zoo is part […]

Dance For a Chicken at a Cajun Country Mardi Gras

Dance For a Chicken at a Cajun Country Mardi Gras

February 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Mark Twain once wrote that a traveler “has not seen the United States until he has seen Mardi Gras in New Orleans.” Of the thousands of festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada, none tops Mardi Gras. Spectacular parades, unbelievable costumes, music, dancing, food, drink­—take your pick of places to indulge and enjoy. The largest celebration […]

Think You Know Mardi Gras? 5 Things You May Not Know

Think You Know Mardi Gras? 5 Things You May Not Know

February 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you know the meaning of krewe? Or the origin of Mardi Gras? Here you will find 10 things to know about Mardi Gras to make your Carnivale the best! Think you know Mardi Gras? Spectacular parades with beautiful and creative floats begin parading approximately two weekends prior to Mardi Gras Day. 1. Carnivale is […]

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, home of the USS Kidd…

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, home of the USS Kidd…

February 24, 2014 by · 2 Comments 

While we were checking out Louisiana, we wanted to stop in Baton Rouge to see what they had to offer for fun and interesting stops. While we didn’t have much time to  explore, we did find a couple of fun stops that fit into our schedule and interests. Our first stop was at the Bluebonnet […]

Mardi Gras Defined: Speak Like a Local

Mardi Gras Defined: Speak Like a Local

February 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s Mardi Gras time!   Are you ready? There are a few terms you will hear throughout Mardi Gras. Familiarize these terms before you embark upon the revelry and you will understand everything going on around you and know how to converse like a true resident during Mardi Gras. Say What? Laissez les bon temps rouler — […]

Destination Gems in Lafayette, Louisiana

Destination Gems in Lafayette, Louisiana

February 10, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We recently spent a few days exploring Lafayette, Louisiana. We parked for four nights at Poche’s, just east of town. While this was not our first stop-over in Lafayette, it was our first time to find destinations to explore! These are some of our favorite discoveries: Vermilionville Living History Park.  Much like Williamsburg, with its […]

As the Boudin Turns

As the Boudin Turns

February 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Philadelphia might have the cheese-steak sandwich. New York may boast of its pizza, and Texas has BBQ—but Southwest Louisiana has boudin, and eating it guarantees a tingling palate and a full stomach. In many homes, boudin is more revered than crawfish, with recipes passed along for generations. Chances are, if you don’t live in or […]

Hairy, Crazy Ants Are On the Move

Hairy, Crazy Ants Are On the Move

November 5, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Do you hate fire ants? Well, the good news is that fire ants have practically been wiped out in parts of America. The bad news is they were wiped out by something much, much worse: the crazy, hairy ants—and they’re on the move and no one’s really sure what to do about it. The flea-sized […]