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Moving On #VisitLakeCharles: Photo of the Month

I know I’m not alone with occasionally getting into a rut. (And by occasionally I mean more often than I’d like to admit!) It’s so easy to do the same thing every day or week. Getting comfortable with the usual. There’s hope! Every spring I cannot fight the urge to start up something new. Gardening…

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Going South: Birding in Lake Charles

Photos by Arlene Vidaurri Cain Southwest Louisiana is a bird lover’s paradise and designated as one of the Top 10 Birding/Birdwatch Destinations in the country – and with good reason. The region is home to more than 400 bird species. During fall, winter, and spring, the bird population soars as…

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Spring Birding Hot Spots (Part 2)

Being raised in the wetlands of Southwest Louisiana, I’ve grown up knowing some of the best places to find all sorts of birds. My family’s hunting camp deep in the marshes of Cameron Parish, accessible only by boat, has made it easy for me to be familiar with the area and to know where to find…

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Spring Birding in Southwest Louisiana (Part 1)

Looking back now, I don’t know that I’ve ever fully appreciated the incredible fortune of being raised in the wetlands of Southwest Louisiana. I consider myself lucky. Lucky to have a father who to this day spends his every free moment guiding his boat through the seemingly endless, winding trails…

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Weather in Southwest Louisiana

In Southwest Louisiana, you never know what to expect when it comes to weather! You could be wearing sweaters and gloves in the morning and then be in your t-shirt and shorts just a few hours later. On average, the temperature in Lake Charles in the winter months ranges from the mid-40s to mid-60s…

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5 Ways to Enjoy Lake Charles this Fall

Summer is not the only season for vacations! In fact, the kids back in school usually means more work for us adults too! Don't you think it's about time for a weekend getaway? Time to explore a new city, experience an outdoor adventure, and taste new flavors?! In our latest video, we give you 5…

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My Springtime Adventure in Southwest Louisiana

A hint of salt rode on the gentle breeze as the wings of terns, cormorants, herrings, and egrets whistled in the southern wind. The air temperature was perfect, a cool, yet comfortable seventy-two degrees as the sun met the horizon, setting on a dream day in the life of an outdoor writer. From the…

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