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Kid-Friendly New Orleans Mardi Gras

Photo by Bigstock/CherylCasey The folklore-like stories connected to it are legendary. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the last day of the Carnival season. One last opportunity for Christians to let loose before they must settle down into a pattern of fasting and penitence that is the season of Lent. It is colorful. It is...
Favorite US History Museums for Kids

Favorite U.S. History Museums with Kids

Teaching our kids about the history of the country we call home is an important task, but where to start? We’ve rounded up a few favorite U.S. history museums to visit with kids.
Things for families to do in Louisiana Photo by Flickr edbierman

Top 10 Things for Families to do in Louisiana

Smooth Jazz, rhythmic Cajun and Zydeco music, superstitious folklore, spicy fare that is internationally influenced, as well as varied landscapes including circuitous bayous, white sand beaches, and rambling prairies; are just the beginning of what you’ll find in the alluring state of Louisiana.

Exploring the Louisiana Outback

The floodgates have opened. As the Mississippi River swells and creeps to within inches of levee tops in the Deep South, the homes and livelihoods of thousands are in grave danger. This week, Louisiana’s Morganza floodway started opening its gates, and water now rushes through at 1.5 million cubic feet per second.  Those living in...

Camping on the Gulf

Do you have to have water and electricity when you camp?  Do you like to hike away from it all before setting up camp at a primitive site?  Do you park your RV?  No matter your preferences, you are sure to find a beautiful camping spot on the Gulf Coast.  Camping on the Gulf Coast...

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