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Jessica Goff

A South Florida native, I was thrust into Cajun/Creole country by way of the newspaper business. Having drank the bayou water early on, I've remained here for seven years writing about what makes South Louisiana a place like no other. My companion who relocated with me from the Sunshine State is a fat, orange cat named Scout. She acquired a taste for boudin early on. Often using the phrase, "I wasn't born here, but I got here as soon as I could," I am grateful to the generations of local folks who have allowed me to visit on their front porches and clumsily step on their feet during a waltz.

 

Lafayette Murals

Thank goodness for public art. It revitalizes, beautifies and shares the unique stories and heritage of communities. And they withstand the test of time or at least a few decades. The Hub City has done its part to contribute to a movement to restore, enrich and honor its corner of the American South…

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Movies Filmed Around Acadiana

In the last 15 years, Louisiana has acquired the nickname "Hollywood South" thanks to early 2000s legislation that created tax incentives that attracted film companies to the Pelican State. The Louisiana film industry continues to boom bringing film crews to locations throughout the state to shoot a…

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Acadiana's Local Breweries

Man, it’s hot. Of course it’s hot. It’s summer in Louisiana. And that means time for iced cold beer. Acadiana is carving a name for itself in the craft brewing business. See below for two incredible local breweries you can stop by and visit, pick up a sample or two in your local grocer, or check out…

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Best Drive-Thru Daiquiris in Lafayette

Louisiana has some pretty unique laws pertaining to its food industry. Heck, there's even a specific charge against crawfish theft. It especially has unusual regulations on the sale of adult beverages. Where other states require alcohol to be sold in separate brick-and-mortar locations outside of a…

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Po'boys: The Southern Sandwich Staple

Throughout the U.S., you'll find a sandwich tied to just about every region of the country. The North claims the Reuben, lobster roll, Philly cheesesteak and pastrami on rye. Here in Louisiana, the po'boy reigns as a Southern sandwich staple with nearly hundreds of regional restaurants, diners and…

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B&Bs in Acadiana

An alternative to hotel and motels, B&Bs offer accommodations ranging from romantic getaways and quaint country living to historic steps back in time and chances to experience a little more of the local culture. Some even come with a ghost story or two. Here in Acadiana, you can find all of the…

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Pet Friendly Places in Lafayette

There's no need to leave your furry friend at home on your next vacation. Not only is Cajun Country one of the friendliest areas in the U.S., we're also very dog-friendly! Lafayette has a number of fabulous outdoor restaurants where pups are welcome, along with wonderful green spaces, dog-friendly…

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St. Martin Parish: Where Cajun Culture Began

It's where "Cajun culture began." St. Martin Parish was the earliest arrival destination for exiled Acadian families from France and Nova Scotia in the 1700s. It also cradles the story of African-American slavery to freedom in the rural South. These journeys are the tapestry of South Louisiana's…

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