Category Archives: Louisiana

Three Great Day Trips From New Orleans

I’m almost 100% sure that anyone who has been to New Orleans will rave about what a fantastic city it is. There really is something for everyone- a vibrant music scene, delicious food, beautiful architecture, a party atmosphere, quiet parks, even ghosts. Yes, there really is everything! Mike and I easily spent a week in…

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  • Gary Dauphin - You can also visit Oak Alley Plantation by car, and stay as long as you wish. http://www.facebook.com/oakalleyplantation
    March 14, 2014 – 2:57 pmReplyCancel

  • Rhett Breerwood - Oak Alley is great, but there are plenty in the area if you have the time. They all have a unique story and things that set them apart from the others. Houmas House and Nottoway Plantations are two others that I especially enjoyed.March 14, 2014 – 4:08 pmReplyCancel

  • Manon Lavallee Vardon - I love Louisiana, just a gorgeous place on earth. March 14, 2014 – 4:39 pmReplyCancel

  • Heather Zapalowski - Ohh…..you can get a 2 for 1 at the Myrtles and sleep!! If you’re not scared of Ghosts OR Ormond, BUT The Myrtles is supposed to be legit! http://www.myrtlesplantation.com/history.html http://www.plantation.com/Home.htmlMarch 20, 2014 – 10:55 pmReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I love all of these photos Rhonda! I’ve never been to New Orleans and I usually see the typical things to do in the city. I love these suggestions for some other things to do while visiting.April 7, 2014 – 5:02 pmReplyCancel

  • Tim - I am heading down to the south for a road trip in a couple of months so will definitely take a look at the places you went to visit. Thanks for the heads up. TimApril 21, 2014 – 12:24 amReplyCancel

Photo of the Week: Oak Alley Plantation, Louisiana

Across from the mighty Mississippi, in the community of Vacherie, Louisiana, is the historic plantation of Oak Alley. A long, graceful path, canopied by a double row of live oaks, leads 800 feet up to the Greek Revival plantation house. The sturdy oaks were planted in the early 18th century, long before the house was…

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  • Tim OCallaghan - I visited Oak Alley in 1991 and it was a breath taking place back then. The pathway between the trees did not exist back then so some updating seems to have taken place. Gorgeous photos.April 21, 2014 – 6:22 amReplyCancel

  • Gary Dauphin - Beautiful photo! There is so much more to Oak Alley’s history. Your fans can check it out at: Oak Alley Plantation! on FaceBook….August 29, 2014 – 2:45 amReplyCancel

Romantic New Orleans- Our 10 Favourite Activities for Romance

Romantic New Orleans is a great place to spend a few days with your sweetheart.  Live music, charming cafes and a relaxed atmosphere makes the Big Easy the perfect place to celebrate your love. 10 Romantic Things to do in New Orleans New Orleans was the first place Mike and I visited as a couple….

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Why New Orleans is my Favourite American City

What makes a city truly great? Is it the food? The culture? Maybe the architecture? Or its natural beauty? Its place in history? Its innovations for the future? The arts scene? The sports teams? No doubt, these qualities contribute to making a city a good place visit and an even better place to live.  But…

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