There’s nothing I love more than delving into nature while traveling. One of the great parts about Louisiana is the beautiful terrain and biodiversity. Much of Louisiana’s land is comprised of coastal marshes and swamp from the Mississippi River Delta, but the highlands have...

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...

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...

What do wish you had more of in life? Time to relax and spend with family and friends? Tranquil, quiet space? More nutritious and less expensive food? Less worries and more experiences? Less carbon footprint and more self-sufficiency? Clean air and nature?

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When visiting Baton Rouge, I love to go to my old tried and true hiking trails through the swamp, though when I mention them to Friends back home, I get blank stares. There are hiking trails in Baton Rouge? Not only are there hiking...

One of the best parts of visiting Louisiana is eating. That’s not to belittle the myriad of other reasons one might visit: the stellar music scene, the unique natural beauty of the swamps, and all the fun to be had in the partying in...