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Explore our City, Experience our Food

Planning a road trip for Spring Break? Visit Southwest Louisiana and pass a good time! The best way to experience the cultural spirit of any region is through its food and music. That’s great news for Southwest Louisiana visitors – we have an abundance of both! And where there’s food, there’s often…

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Kayaking Lake Charles Waterways

Southwest Louisiana has no shortage of waterways – shimmering lakes, meandering rivers, mysterious bayous, cypress swamps, and salt grass marshes – and where there is water, there are boats. Sailboats, motorboats, bass boats, fishing trawlers, and pirogues . . . but me? I love to kayak! Kayaking…

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The 4 'G's of Spring Break in Lake Charles

You’ve got a week off from school or work and you and your friends want to plan a road trip. Where do you go? The usual beaches are a bit cliché. Skiing is, well, very cold. How about someplace unique and different? Come to Lake Charles, Louisiana! Plan your spring fling around our fabulous casinos…

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Beach Time on the Creole Nature Trail

It was a ho-hum Saturday with laziness abounding in the house. After going into a blueberry muffin coma and consuming copious amounts of coffee later, I looked around my house to see our 6 kids all plugged into their phones, iPads or TV. Some of the devices were literally plugged into the wall…

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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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