Hey, y'all! I'm the director of public relations for Visit Lake Charles, and I tell travel stories about things to eat, explore, and experience in Southwest Louisiana. As a Texas native and Louisiana adoptee, I share a fresh and familiar perspective on the area's offerings. Whether you're visiting for an extended stay or day tripping for a quick taste, the Lake Area welcomes you with Southern charm and open arms. The more you read, the more you'll discover luxury and laidback experiences that can fit every price point, such as rural gems, foodie fun, and countless events to help you grasp the Lake Charles area like a local. You’ll fall in love with Southwest Louisiana through my eyes, one bite or excursion at a time.