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Down in New Orleans: Things to Do & Travel Guide

I was so excited to go to New Orleans because it’s a city known for so many things: jazz, Voodoo, Mardi Gras, Cajun food, a strong international heritage. There’s a lot of culture unique to Louisiana and I was determined to learn more about this wonderful heritage through a visit there directly. With several friends doting on the wonderful time they had there, I went and it was a fantastic time.

New Orleans

The History of New Orleans

The site of New Orleans was explored by Native Americans and several colonists of France and Spain, but it was ultimately established as a … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in Destinations
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Things to Know about Mardi Gras before ANY New Orleans Trip

If you’ve taken a French class in the U.S.A., you’ve probably heard of Mardi Gras. It’s most known for being a celebration of “fat Tuesday,” the day before Lent starts, and it’s popularly celebrated in New Orleans. As I took French throughout school and participated in French club in college, I did the King Cake every year and would tell others that there’s a crazy festival down in New Orleans each year to celebrate the day. I went to New Orleans in January because I wanted to avoid the Mardi Gras festivities, as it’s just not really my thing.

Everything … Continue reading

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Destinations
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A Louisiana Swamp Tour with Cajun Encounters

When I was in New Orleans, I opted to take a day trip on a Louisiana swamp tour, because who wouldn’t? I wanted to see what life was like down in the Bayou and what kind of wildlife they had, and of course, gators.

Louisiana Swamp Tour

There are many companies to choose from, but I went with Cajun Encounters. They are located north of New Orleans, in a town called Slidell. They and several other swamp tour companies offer convenient pick-up from your hotel or a specified location in New Orleans so you don’t have to drive. It usually doubles the … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in Destinations
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