Episode 1: Explore Lafayette with travel writer Cheré Coen


In the first episode of “Louisiana Insider,” Errol Laborde and Cheré Coen travel to Lafayette, Louisiana. There’s music, food and a whole lot of history!




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Cheré Dastugue Coen is an award-winning journalist and author living in Lafayette, Louisiana. A native of New Orleans, Cheré began her career in communications at the 1984 World’s Fair. She has worked for or currently writes for Variety magazine in Hollywood, TravelAge West magazine, AAA Southern Traveler, Country Roads magazine of Baton Rouge, Dreamscape of Canada and Renaissance Publishing of New Orleans, among many other publications and international blogs such as Forbes. In addition to being a freelance travel and food writer, she pens the weekly Weird, Wacky and Wild South blog and contributes to Travel the South Bloggers.

Her fiction includes the “The Cajun Series” of historical romances, “The Cajun Embassy” series of contemporary romances and the “Viola Valentine” paranormal mystery series under the pen name of Cherie Claire.

Her nonfiction books include “Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History,” “Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana” and “Exploring Cajun Country: A Tour of Historic Acadiana” by The History Press; the cookbook travelogue “Cooking in Cajun Country” with “Cajun” Karl Breaux (2009, Gibbs Smith Publishing) and “Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets,” with Jude Bradley (2010, Llewellyn).



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