Around The State

Catch And Release

Lafayette nature photographer Gary Meyers gives new meaning to the old sportsman adage, “catch and release.” With his camera and kayak, Meyers — dressed in camouflage — moves quietly through the swamps and bayous of Louisiana’s Acadian parishes, capturing…

Cheap Eats

ith talk of inflation and recession dominating the news cycle, saving a few shekels is on a lot of people’s minds. But how can we go about a day in Bayou land without partaking of a delicious culinary treat? Thankfully,…

Bluegrass and Bayous

Before setting foot in Acadiana, I knew I loved it. In 2011, I watched the “Cajun Country” episode of “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.” Bourdain takes part in a boucherie with Toby Rodriguez. At the time I was living in Texas…

Take a Drop, Don’t Stop

Take a Drop, Don’t Stop Lafayette Acadiana’s first olive oil tasting bar, Graze Oil, has surfaced in Lafayette, courtesy of the high-end charcuterie boutique, Graze Acadiana. Patrons graze on such ultra-premium offerings as blood orange-infused olive oil with a side…

25 Fun Things to do this SUMMER

Acadiana is bursting with fun things to do. There are so many attractions to enjoy in Acadiana, including outdoors activities, historical sites and museums. Then, of course, there’s the food! If you’re looking to get out and about this summer,…

Pampering Furry Friends

Lafayette The Dog Stop, known for its luxury boarding accommodations and spa-like pet grooming, is undergoing its largest renovation since opening in 2015. An upgraded lobby for better shopping and check-in experiences, an additional 26 kennels with six suites and…

Into the Oaks

Lake Charles Check out Chef Andrew Green’s new Fire & Oak, tucked away in an enchanting nook amid majestic oaks draped with lights that add a glow to patio dining with…

Pro Fighters for Kids

Abbeville, Lake Charles, New Iberia, Lafayette, Opelousas, Carencro The Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana (bgcacadiana.com) received a $500,000 donation from UFC Fighter Conor McGregor to enhance summer camps. Inspired by the Good…

Best Hunting in the State

Hunting is inextricably woven into the wild fabric of Louisiana’s heritage and culture. A harsh land when first settled, hunting was a necessity of subsistence as well as commerce. The wide diversity of habitat and abundance of game and birds…

Bayou Browsing

Scenic wetlands, plantations, delicious dining, a brewery and distillery round out the fun in Thibodaux

Natural Education

Nature centers dazzle in fall, teach us about Louisiana’s outdoors environments

Traveling In & Around Louisiana

September and October bring an end to the summer season and a return to the activities that make fall one of the busiest times of the year. Seasonal festivals are as abundant as a fall Louisiana harvest and those seeking…

Spring Festivals

The awe-inspiring diversity of Louisiana is easily taken for granted. A quick survey of the state’s spring festivals — Louisiana is home to more annual festivals than there are days in the year — is an apt reminder that there’s…

Around The State

NORTH   Shreveport Red River Wine Revel Cork, a Red River Revel Wine Event is a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon in early April. Restaurants from the Shreveport-Bossier area provide sumptuous food as you saunter through Festival Plaza…

Louisianians of the Year

Meet eight people who are changing lives, making a difference in their profession, contributing to the state culture in big ways and making Louisiana proud