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Louisiana Haunted Houses And Halloween Fun

Start weaving ghost stories now so you're all set for a spooky weekend break in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a great Halloween destination.  If your kids and teens want a scary haunted house, a real haunted house or a haunted house tour, Baton Rouge can deliver. Located less than an hour's drive from New Orleans, it offers more than just haunted house stories; there are hayrides...

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New Orleans, Louisiana Attractions

Dubbed “The Big Easy” and “The Most Interesting City in America” depending on your viewpoint, New Orleans, Louisiana will not disappoint anyone on your next family vacation. This charming Southern belle boasts a culture that is unique, music that is truly inspiring, cuisine to die for, entertainment that is wild, and a dark history that will intrigue. Known for Mardi Gras parties, its vibrant...

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Lake Charles Louisiana Knows How To Party

Given a limited budget, an unlimited appetite and an interest in local culture, you can’t go wrong with a weekend escape to Southwest Louisiana, the South’s party capital.  I recently spent three days in a Lake Charles casino for the annual Travel Media Showcase –- the best conference to learn...

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Camp Salmen Nature Park Slidell, LA

Our family loves to take road trips, and this summer was no exception. We decided to venture out of our hometown of Lafayette, LA and head east to Jacksonville, FL so that our kids, ages 3 & 5, could experience the beach for the first time. Our first stop while on this summer's road trip was in Slidell, LA to get a bite to eat. We picked up our food (hot dogs and pizza from Sam's club...

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Jazz Fest in NOLA: Music Food and Drink

My wife Rosalie and I stumbled into the New Orleans Jazz Fest. We were already going to New Orleans, Louisiana -- booking flights and reserving rooms -- when our son told us, "Hey, that's during Jazz Fest.” So, a little tweak to change hotels, a purchase of tickets for Sunday, May 3, and that quickly we’re going to our first Jazz Fest.Music is a big part of New Orleans. They have music...

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New Orleans, Louisiana Family Friendly Hotels

Whether you’re visiting New Orleans because you’re about to embark on a cruise, or taking a south coast beach trip, or staying for a long weekend of jazz and great eats with your kids, you’ll want a family-friendly hotel where you can feel safe, pampered and, most importantly, where you can appreciate the local culture. And if...

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Best Family Plantations Along Louisiana’s Great River Road

The glamorous life of old on display in New Orleans’ Garden District is far surpassed by the many riverfront antebellum mansions and plantations lining the Great River Road. Be sure to allow half a day to tour one, show the family the agricultural heart of the state, and discover how the lives of plantation owners differed from that of their slaves.Preparing for your Plantation VisitIf...

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Celebrate Bastille Day Around the World

Join Frenchmen and Francophiles around the world in celebrating the mid-summer holiday of Bastille Day, an independence day for millions. Every July 14th, the French celebrate liberté, egalité et fraternité by commemorating the anniversary of the 1789 storming of the Bastille prison – an act of political rebellion that ignited the French Revolution....

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Central Louisiana’s Rich History

Give your kids a quiet history lesson by exploring the cultural heritage of settlers and slaves in Natchitoches, Alexandria and the surrounding areas of Louisiana.Steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty, central Louisiana offers accommodations that are just as historically valuable as its attractions. The cities of Natchitoches and Alexandria are especially interesting hubs for...

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Not-So-Naughty New Orleans

A family visit proved that this Louisiana city is a great place to take the kids. Share a steamboat ride, swamp tour, cemetery romp, evening of jazz and some fresh beignets with the Munsons on one of their All-Time-Favorite vacations! New Orleans: the name conjures images of open sidewalks, bars, raucous Bourbon Street revelers, riverboat gaming, and notorious old red light districts....

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