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Kristie Cornell - Bayou Vermilion
Kristie Cornell


A Lafayette native, Kristie Cornell is an Instructor of Geology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She has traveled extensively throughout Louisiana and across the world, exploring and photographing the often overlooked details of the cultural and physical landscapes that surround her.  She can generally be found kayaking, camping, or hiking with her dog, Harper.

Top 5 Places to Hike in Acadiana

Hiking is the perfect way for the entire family, at any skill level, to experience the outdoors without breaking the budget. It provides the opportunity to see places you’d never get to see otherwise, at a pace that allows you to really experience your surroundings. Before setting out, be aware that…

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Top 5 Places to Paddle in Acadiana

South Louisiana’s waterways provide a gateway to outdoor adventure like no other. Exploration of this region in a kayak or canoe is an unforgettable wilderness experience and offers the perfect opportunity for wildlife spotting, birdwatching, and photography. Spend some time discovering the beauty…

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Top 5 Places to Camp in Acadiana

Areas surrounding Lafayette offer camping options unlike any other. While the camping season can be somewhat limited by the heat and humidity of our summers, those willing to brave the elements are rewarded with the chance to experience unique ecosystems and wildlife and will likely have many areas…

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