Special Alert
Special Alert
Things to do
Author: Jessica Pickett

The daughter of a free-spirited, surfing waitress and a professional cross-country mover, Jessica discovered most of the country from the dog trot of an eighteen-wheeler before turning 5 years old. She was raised along the banks of the Sabine River and embraces her naturally curious soul, love of nature, and appreciation for culture. After marrying a 4th generation farmer who had never taken a vacation, an entirely new adventure began. You can join them on their many (and sometimes muddy) adventures at www.TheRootedGypsy.com.

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
Comments | Read More →

Tourist in My Backyard: Lake Charles Food

8/31/2017 by Jessica Pickett
Posted In:  Culinary
Sometimes the best days are the ones spent closest to home. And since I call Southwest Louisiana home, I’m surrounded by exotic flavors, hauntingly beautiful bayous, and colorful festivals. In order to appreciate all home has to offer, I regularly act as a tourist in my own backyard. Steeped in rich French heritage, doused in Caribbean spices, and
Comments | Read More →

Lake Charles Date Night Ideas

8/1/2017 by Jessica Pickett
Here in Southwest Louisiana, we tend to be a creative, fun-loving bunch. So when it comes to impressing our better half, sometimes dinner and a movie just won’t do. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a savory meal, buttery popcorn, and in-your-face action as much as the next person, but it’s refreshing to shake things up every now and then. Luckily,
Comments | Read More →

Yellowfin Vodka Distillery in Sulphur

6/30/2017 by Jessica Pickett
Posted In:  Culinary
It’s no secret - that here in Southwest Louisiana, we love to have a good time. Whether we are tailgating before a McNeese football game or donning our finest Mardi Gras costumes, we usually have our favorite cocktail in hand. We don’t have to search very far for a reason to celebrate either. After all, we are the festival capital of Louisiana. So
Comments | Read More →

Tag Cloud