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Winter Hunting Traditions in Southwest Louisiana

12/12/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Outdoors
Like a lot of folks in Southwest Louisiana, I have a passion for the outdoors. Ever since I could stand, I’ve been joining my dad, brother and a handful of cousins for morning duck hunts in the marshes south of Lake Charles along the Creole Nature Trail . Those cold mornings packed into a duck blind waiting for the sun to come up were, and still
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Beyond Alligators – What to Look for along the Creole Nature Trail

12/4/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  Outdoors
One of the thrills of exploring the Creole Nature Trail is spotting alligators lurking near the many waterways you’ll discover along this All-American Road. But there is so much more to see throughout “Louisiana’s Outback.” Don’t limit yourself to gator seeking! Here are several suggestions to add excitement to your adventure. Begin your journey at
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Morning Stroll: #VisitLakeCharles Photo of the Month

11/30/2017 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Outdoors
Before you know it, Christmas lights and garland will be switched out for the glitzy Mardi Gras feathers, beads and doubloons! All of the hustle and bustle during this time of year can make you feel stressed and worn out. It’s important to take the time to decompress, unwind and reduce the stress that comes with the holiday season. For me, going on
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Worth The Trip: Mardi Gras Museum

11/23/2017 by Jessica Pickett
Posted In:  Festivals & Events, History
Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Louisiana to participate in the extravagance known as Mardi Gras . Blaring Zydeco, flying beads, and outrageous outfits are just a few images brought to mind. But, few know of the rich customs and colorful traditions that make up Carnival Season beyond the parades. Luckily, Lake Charles boasts Louisiana's
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Turducken

11/21/2017 by William Precht
Posted In:  Culinary
There are lots of unique and interesting culinary delights that have their origins in South Louisiana. From filé and fricassee, to cous-cous and a Cochon de Lait, traditional Cajun cuisine may seem bizarre to some at first, but once you try it, there’s no doubting that it’s downright delicious. If you really want to impress someone unfamiliar with
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Trip Advisor Says: Best Pizza in Lake Charles

11/15/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
Pizza is awesome. It’s a great choice any night of the week. It’s so popular that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is one of the biggest pizza nights of the year across the country. I get it, who wants to cook a meal the night before the biggest feast day of the year?! Not me. So if you’re looking for the perfect slice in Southwest Louisiana,
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Planning Your Lake Charles Holiday Getaway

11/14/2017 by Colten Miller
This winter, get in the spirit by joining in Southwest Louisiana’s beloved Cajun Christmas traditions – the ones locals have loved for years. The Cajun Christmas season will be bright and merry with magical holiday light displays, theatre shows, parades, shopping festivals and of course, seasonal cocktails. Everyone loves the holidays – except when
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Southwest Louisiana Christmas: A to Z

11/10/2017 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Cooler weather, colorful Christmas lights, warm cups of hot chocolate, and the big guy himself, Santa Claus. It must be the holiday season! Southwest Louisiana has one festive collection of Christmas fun. Here’s a Cajun Christmas list from A to Z. A is for Angel Decorations along Shell Beach Dr. Shell Beach Dr. is a hotspot for Christmas light
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Lost Landmarks of Lake Charles

11/8/2017 by Angie Kay Dilmore
Posted In:  History
History buffs visiting Lake Charles will appreciate the efforts of the Calcasieu Historical Preservation Society. Three years ago, this group initiated the Lost Landmarks project. The program strives to preserve the history of significant buildings, once a vital part of the Lake Charles community, that no longer exist. The Society has thus far
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