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SWLA Christmas: A to Z

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 Amazing Decorations along Shell Beach Dr…

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Ways to Know That You're in Cajun Country

Have you ever been to a place that surprises, charms and maybe even leaves you wondering why you’re just now experiencing it? That’s the reaction I’ve seen from so many folks visiting Southwest Louisiana for their first time. As a local, there are so many things that define Cajun country which we…

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10 Best Photo Ops in Southwest Louisiana

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to capture great pictures. There are so many places around the lake area to help you out through your camera lens journey. Here are a few of my favorite spots. 1. When I have my little one running around me, Millennium Park has been a place for me to…

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Top Spots for a Picnic in Southwest Louisiana

Fall is a great time to enjoy a crisp breeze, your toes in the sand (or grass) and a fulfilling picnic with friends and family. Whatever your preference, there are several locations in the area that offer prime real estate for picnicking! So grab a blanket, wicker basket, sandwiches and a few drinks…

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16 Best Parks in Lake Charles

Summer is the perfect time to get out of the house and appreciate the outdoors. When I was younger, my sisters and I would beg my mama to take us to feed the ducks at the civic center, literally anytime the sun was shining. We’d pack up our loaves of bread, a blanket and just spend the day at the…

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Pokémon Go: Where to GEAUX in Lake Charles

Released only A WEEK AGO, Pokémon Go is the hottest app on the Apple and Google Play stores. And guess what, Pokémon Trainers, there are plenty of opportunities to find creatures and gear right here in Southwest Louisiana! In fact, it’s a great way to explore the area. While searching for Pikachu…

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