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Laura Lee

Laura loves traveling around the country with her husband and two young boys, and especially looking for adventures at home in South Louisiana. A former travel magazine editor and tourism marketing director, Laura is currently a freelance writer, a columnist and mommy blogger. She loves playing tourist in her new hometown of Lafayette where she can’t get enough of the colorful Cajun culture. Her work can be found at www.lauraanderslee.com.

Papa Noël

You can go ahead and tell the kids that Santa Claus is real. According to the History channel, St. Nicholas was an actual person—a Turkish monk in the year 280 AD, known as the patron saint of children. Over the millennia, various cultures and countries have created their versions of the man in red…

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Acadiana’s Coolest Pools and Splash Pads

Louisiana’s prime location in the South means the weather can be hot and humid, but plenty of places around town provide a refreshing splash of fun. And even though Lafayette’s balmy winters, families can dive right into swimming pools and splash pads open year-round. Toddlers to tweens can’t…

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GRAMMYs in Acadiana: Music Goldmine

GRAMMY award-winning and nominated musicians from Acadiana Music has been the soul of Acadiana since the area's humble beginnings, with a melting pot of Cajuns, Creoles, European and Native American cultures inspiring fresh new sounds. South Louisiana has fostered folk music, country, rock, and…

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12 Things You’ll Only Find in Lafayette

For travelers looking to immerse themselves in a true cultural experience, put Lafayette on your bucket list. Louisiana’s Cajun Country is one of the most unique places you’ll find in the United States. Among fields of rice and sugarcane, bayous and cypress swamps, you’ll discover authentic music…

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Six Picks for a Romantic Getaway in Cajun Country

With enchanting bayous, magnificent oaks, a rich history, and warm hospitality, Cajun Country is the ultimate honeymoon destination for couples looking for a unique experience. Step back in time at Mouton Plantation, an 1820s Acadian raised cottage once owned by Louisiana Governor Charles Mouton…

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Best Places For Romance in Lafayette

From fairytale gardens and majestic oak trees draped with moss to Cajun cuisine fit for a king, South Louisiana is a dreamy destination for couples. Whether you’re visiting for Valentine’s Day, planning an anniversary weekend, or just desiring a couple’s getaway, you’ll find plenty of ways to…

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Affordable Eats: 10 Dishes for $10 and Under

Lafayette is a foodie town without pretension. Even James Beard recognized chefs serve up incredible dishes at reasonable prices. There are plenty of opportunities to taste your way through the world-famous culinary specialties of Cajun Country without breaking the budget. Dwight's Image courtesy…

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Lafayette's Historic Restaurants

In the late 1700s, South Louisiana was a melting pot of cultures where families, friends, travelers, and neighbors gathered around the table at mealtime. Cajun culture today still revolves around food, family, and joie de vivre—a joy of life. Many of the area’s most popular restaurants have been…

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Hot Commodity: 10 Fun Facts About TABASCO

The world-famous hot sauce comes with an incredible story. Pay a visit to Avery Island to walk through 150 years of company history, take a chef-led cooking class, and explore the beautiful grounds of Jungle Gardens. Here are 10 things you might not know about the world’s favorite hot sauce: Image…

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Memory Lane: Lafayette’s Historic Landmarks

Lafayette Parish is home to 37 sites on the National Register of Historic Places Acadiana has a long and profound history. The area was founded in 1755 from French-Canadian exiles seeking religious and cultural freedom. At the time, South Louisiana was Spanish Territory. The Spanish Trail ran right…

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