Things To Do

October in Alexandria

  October is an illuminating, artistic affair in downtown Alexandria. First up, the annual Fall Arts Council of Central Louisiana ArtWalk will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, with music, dance, visual artists and more than…

Lifting The Veil

Through the month of October, St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery bring former residents to life

Rockin’ Ruston

  It’s “Loyal Blue Weekend” in Ruston, three days of football fun with Louisiana Tech, and this weekend the Bulldogs take on the University of Alabama at Birmingham. There will be a Rock the Railroad rally Friday night with live…

Get Lost In A Corn Maze

Fall comes slowly to Louisiana, with temperatures taking their sweet time to drop and trees turning colors closer to Thanksgiving than Halloween. If you’re eager for something that smells and tastes like autumn, besides the pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks,…

Catching Avian Visitors On Their Way South

  Louisiana is one of the last stops on the Mississippi Flyway, a highway of sorts for North American birds heading south for the winter and returning home every spring. Migratory birds are traveling this interstate right now, pausing in…

Nola on a Budget

  Long to go to New Orleans but the budget’s tight? If you don’t mind a little heat (okay, a lot of heat), then August is the perfect time to visit the Crescent City. Hotels are offering great deals, the…

Monroe’s Marvels

  Where else in the world can you drink a five-cent, ice-cold, old-fashioned bottled Coke while you ogle one-of-a-kind Coca-Cola artifacts; and oodles of rare bibles, and then take a stroll through a stunning botanical garden?   Well, you can…

Eagle Watch in the Pelican State

Admirers of the American bald eagle are flocking to the bayous and lakes in and around Morgan City to get an eyeful of this majestic bird in action This is the time of year the nation’s emblem bird is busy…

Christmas Cajun Style

  There’s something magical about walking through the winding pathways of an 1800s Acadian Village all aglow with more than half-a-million Christmas lights. In Lafayette, Louisiana, you can do just that at Noel Acadien au Village – a seemingly timeless place where…

Historic Hunter’s Retreat

Just as American pioneer Jim Bowie did, you, too, can take a boat ride to Giles Island. Only when he visited, back in 1827, the island was merely a wide sandbar in the middle of the Mississippi River. Today, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts…

Mysterious Myrtles

On a lush ridge in St. Francisville, only three miles from the Mississippi River, stands what’s been called one of the most haunted houses in America.  Those seeking a thrill during this Halloween season are visiting the house in droves, all…

It’s Not Their First Rodeo

If you haven’t experienced a legendary Angola Prison Rodeo, you are missing out on a real Louisiana experience, which has been touted as the “Wildest Show in the South.” The Angola Prison Rodeo is one of the longest-running prison rodeos, and…

Rollin’ on the River

The Vermilion River – the historic lifeblood of Cajun country, which extends 70 miles as it traverses through the heart of Acadiana – is a geological rarity, dripping in history. Unlike many rivers, the Vermilion is unusual because it is a tidal river and…

Louisiana, The Historical ‘Trail’s End’ to Bonnie and Clyde

The world is still intrigued by the infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, lovers who were destined to die together – and did – in northern Louisiana. Gibsland, Louisiana, located nearly midway between Shreveport and Monroe, was the duo’s last stop before they…

Avery Island’s ‘Red’ Gold

The mysterious and beautiful Avery Island is a geological oddity, as it sits on top of a salt dome rising above Louisiana’s flat coastal terrain. In fact, while driving towards the island you can see the odd elevated dome or hill in…

LA Guns

Pops & Rockets takes its sticky, sweet, ‘80s inspired treats on tour throughout Acadiana

LA Guns

Pops & Rockets takes its sticky, sweet, ‘80s inspired treats on tour throughout Acadiana

Louisiana’s Amazon

It could easily be mistaken for the dense rainforests of the Congo or the Amazon, or even a prehistoric jungle – only it’s in Louisiana.  Whatever it reminds you of, this wild cinematic scene found on the Barataria Preserve Trails…

Louisiana’s Egyptian Pyramids

Like Stonehenge, the Grand Canyon, the Great Wall of China and the Pyramid Fields at Giza, Egypt, Louisiana is the proud home to an astonishing World Heritage landmark: Poverty Point, which predates Confucius and Christ. This massive archeological marvel, in…

Rum Drinker’s Paradise

A dream come true seems to have simultaneously put the small town of Lacassine, Louisiana on the map and award-winning Louisiana handcrafted rums on the palates of spirit drinkers around the globe. Over the past four years, hundreds of thousands…