Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is Louisiana’s biggest party of there (though that’s a hard title to give considering how those in Louisiana love to laissez le bon temps rouler.) Stemming from the fasting tradition of Lent, Mardi Gras is the party before all partying...

I love Dia de los Locos. It brings out the crazy in even the calmest, most mild mannered folk. It’s an annual parade all about expression, freedom, and whatever inspires your wild side. 60 years running, this parade has expanded from 200 dancers to 15,000!...

Louisiana is one of the most unique places in America. If you ask me, it’s a must. It’s a fascinating mix of cultures and traditions, including French, Spanish, West African, Native American, and, of course, Cajun. This fusion has resulted in a plethora of one-of-a-kind...

Audubon Nature Institute is well-known for its preservation efforts in New Orleans and abroad, as well as its beautiful zoo, so when a friend offered to show us their research and conservation center, we jumped at the chance. The largely unknown FMASSC, Freeport McMoRan Audubon...

The Mighty Mississippi River is the primary river of the largest drainage system in North America.  Running 2,320 miles from Minnesota to Louisiana, it’s the fourth longest and tenth largest river in the world and its watershed drains 31 states and 2 Canadian provinces. In...