Gulf Coast

Natural State: Preserving and Protecting

On either side of the boat stretches the vast wetlands of south Louisiana. Farther south, several miles beyond this ruler-flat landscape, lie Vermilion and West Cote Blanche bays — and beyond,…

LA NOUVELLE LOUISIANE

Nothing stops the innovators, trailblazers and entrepreneurs of Louisiana. Last year may have taken the wind out of our sails with hurricanes, freezes and a worldwide pandemic, but the Bayou State never faltered in producing new and interesting products, culinary offerings…

Houma: How Sweet She Is!

There’s no question you’ve entered some place special when you drive down south into Houma, which lies in the coastal parish of Terrebonne.  Its one-of-a-kind topography is riddled swamplands, bayous, and wetlands; hence its title “Louisiana’s Bayou Country” is apropos. …

Swept Away by Grand Isle

When you’ve got some of the best fishing, softest beaches and hypnotizing surf right off the coast of Louisiana, who needs anywhere else? Adding to its allure, Grand Isle oozes a presence unlike any place on earth – and is chock full…

THE GREAT FLOOD: AN ANNIVERSARY

Several years ago I sat down with my mom and one of her cousins to talk about the Great Flood of 1927. They were both little girls then at a time of life when the adventures of a spring flooding…

Bayou Hopping

The woodland waterways of northeast Louisiana offer a world of adventure seemingly little changed since the days of De Soto, Mark Twain and Audubon. Here gators glide, pelicans preen, frogs hop, turtles bask on stumps and part-sunken logs while impossibly…

Dining Across the Gulf Coast

It is true. You can look it up. There simply is not a stretch of America that cuts through four states, abutting large bodies of fresh and salt water, where the food is as good and indigenous as ours, right…

Hit the Road

Start the New Year off with a bang! Hit the road this winter and experience some of the state’s hidden and not-so-hidden gems.  While Mardi Gras tends to take center stage during this time of year, other events and attractions…