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Posts from October 2016

Free & Affordable Workouts in Lake Charles

10/28/2016 by Colten Miller
Posted In:  Outdoors
Getting in shape doesn’t have to break the bank! Whether you’re a local trying to add something new to your fitness routine, or if you’re a visitor wanting to get out and explore the area without depleting your vacation money, here are a few ways to get fit in Lake Charles. Prien Lake Park A great location for walkers, joggers and those looking to
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Trip Advisor Says: Best Spots for Gumbo

10/27/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Culinary
If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that Louisiana LOVES gumbo. Can you blame us? The flavors may vary: juicy shrimp, sweet crabmeat, spicy andouille sausage or rich duck meat. As long as it starts with a dark roux and is served over fresh rice with a side of potato salad – we’re a happy. We went to Trip Advisor to see where the locals and
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"Frightseeing" in Lake Charles

10/26/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events, History
Ghosts! Yup, you heard me, ghosts. And some say that we’ve got ‘em here in Southwest Louisiana. Experts in the paranormal say that there is a huge source of supernatural energy in our corner of the state. We like to call it Eerie Calcasieu. The most fascinating and lurid of the ghostly tales is that of the unnerving contacts with convicted
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4 Reasons to Go to Culture Fest

10/17/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
Culture Fest at the Lake Charles Civic Center, showcasing the cultures of the people who live in Southwest Louisiana. This free festival is so great that you won’t even realize you’re actually learning while having fun. Here are 4 reasons why you should attend this year’s Culture Fest. 1. Feel like a World Traveler Be led from continent to
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Eerie Calcasieu: Rougarou Gonna Get You!

10/14/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  History
When it comes to spooky Southwest Louisiana tales, this has to be most hair-raising story of them all. The legend of the Rougarou! This ‘thing’ is something you do not want to find yourself face to face with down in the marsh. Deep in the Southwest Louisiana Marshes The rougarou (pronounced ROO-ga-roo) has long been a part of Cajun folklore.
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5 Things to Look Forward to at Chuck Fest

10/10/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
Posted In:  Festivals & Events
It’s the weekend we’ve all been waiting for – Chuck Fest 2016! And it’s going to be bigger and better with a fantastic lineup of artists and fun for the whole family. Here are the top 5 things I’m excited about for this weekend’s festival. 1. HUGE music lineup For the last 2 years, Chuck Fest was centralized to the 700 block of Ryan St. But this
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Choose Your Adventure: 5 Itineraries To Plan Your Trip

10/5/2016 by Elizabeth Eustis
When planning a trip, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by “things to do” on destinations’ websites. Eventually, everything starts to run together. Vacations should never be a chore! With our new 5 action-packed itineraries, we’ve done the hard work for you. All you have to do is “Choose Your Adventure!” For Foodies , local breweries, rum distillery,
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