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Gotta Go Fishing

Capt. Sammie Faulk with Gotta Go Charters It was 30 years ago when Sammie Faulk decided to leave his day job and become a fishing guide. He never looked back! Capt. Sammie Faulk’s Gotta Go Charters started out on Lake Calcasieu (locally known as Big Lake) when there were only a handful of…

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Seafood Palace- Over Wow

I f you're a local, more than likely you appreciate Seafood Palace . If you're not from Southwest Louisiana, the outside might not look like much, but we all know it's what's on the inside that counts. What will you find on the inside? Good people, sizable portions and, of course, great food! If…

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Spring Bird Migration in Lake Charles

Roseate Spoonbills are abundant in Southwest Louisiana. This picture was taken during a Grosse Savanne Eco-tour . Photo by John K. Flores By the end of February, halfway into the six weeks of remaining winter the groundhog forecasts for northerners, the winds begin to shift from…

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Great Festivals and Events

Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana plays host to over 75 festivals a year! Needless to say, there is virtually always something happening. We would like to highlight a couple great events for you to consider. Arts & Crabs Fest Saturday, August 17, 2013 Arts & Crabs Fest began in 2010 as a response to…

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My First Mardi Gras

As an individual who grow up in the cornfields of Northern Indiana, nothing could prepare me for the excitement that is Mardi Gras! Sure, we had our county festival that was plenty exciting with rides, entertainment, food and, my personal favorite, the pig races, but the fair never lasted long…

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Spirit of Halloween

Every October in Southwest Louisiana, attractions and events get into the ‘Spirit’ of Halloween! This year is no different, and there is even an additional attraction that is sure to please Lake Charles now plays host to two premier haunted attractions, the USS Orleck and The Lost Hollows…

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…Seashells by the Seashore

Holly Beach on the Gulf The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road is home to some of the most beautiful, untouched nature Louisiana has to offer. What makes it better is that it has been made conveniently accessible for people to experience for themselves. There are 26 miles of…

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