Realities Of Enslaved Life – Destrehan Plantation

Exploring the Louisiana River Parishes offers visitors a glance inside the history of plantation life. Each plantation tour offers a different angle into the realities of enslaved life. Back in 1787, the lower Mississippi River Valley was prime acreage for the establishment of large farms. One of the first to be established was the Destrehan Plantation, located in St. Charles Parish. This would rise up to be home to one of the most successful sugar producers and serve as an important backdrop for the 1811 Slave Revolt.  We want to thank Louisiana River Parishes and Destrehan Plantation for hosting our visit. Rest assured [...]

By |2021-10-08T08:42:17-06:00October 8th, 2021|Louisiana, River Parishes, Southeast|4 Comments

Artistic Cuisine – Truck Farm Tavern

They say that we first dine with our eyes. It's true that an appealing presentation makes a difference, but we feel it can go beyond the plate. Our visit to Truck Farm Tavern included an abundance of eye candy that decorates a large portion of the wall space. When you add that to the artistic cuisine delivered to our table, we found this visit to be wonderful. It made for an interesting departure from the local fare we had been enjoying at the regional Cajun restaurants that draw in tons of visitors each year. We want to thank Louisiana River Parishes and Truck [...]

By |2021-09-13T07:20:18-06:00September 24th, 2021|Louisiana, River Parishes, Southeast|0 Comments

Breaking Point – 1811 Slave Revolt

It is said that history repeats itself. While this is true, the outcome will often change. Such is the case with the 1811 Slave Revolt in the Territory of Orleans. These days the region lies within the Louisiana River parishes. At that time, the area was known as the German Coast. A large number of enslaved black people had reached the breaking point and attempted an unsuccessful end to slavery at the sugar plantations. Our visit to the 1811 Kid Ory Historic House would help educate us about this event. We want to thank Louisiana River Parishes and the 1811 Kid Ory Historic [...]

By |2021-09-10T05:57:21-06:00September 10th, 2021|Louisiana, River Parishes, Southeast|8 Comments

Navigating The Mighty Mississippi – Great River Road Steamboat Museum

In southern Louisiana, life revolves around the Mighty Mississippi River. For as long as man can remember, the river has brought life to this region. When the earliest French explorers arrived, they found the Houma tribe to be residing in what would become Louisiana. They understood the value of this impressive waterway which supplied a thoroughfare inland. Centuries later, it is still the river that calls to the people of the land. While the rise and fall have been controlled by levees, the river remains untamed. A new attraction in the Louisiana River Parishes is the Great River Road Steamboat Museum, which is [...]

By |2021-08-08T13:26:54-06:00August 10th, 2021|Louisiana, River Parishes, Southeast|8 Comments

Smoky Goodness – Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse

Throughout our travels, we have discovered that barbecue is a language understood by most people. The smoky goodness of this cuisine brings people together. Even in bayou country, which is known for its Cajun dishes, we uncovered a world-class BBQ joint. Traveling the backroads of the Louisiana River Parishes landed us in some delectable settings, including this stop at Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse & Restaurant. We could tell from the packed parking lot that we were in for an enjoyable experience. We want to thank Louisiana River Parishes and Wayne Jacob's Smokehouse for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are our own.  Local Life [...]

By |2021-07-21T03:57:54-06:00July 27th, 2021|Louisiana, River Parishes, Southeast|2 Comments

Crown Jewel Of The River Road – Houmas House

The Mighty Mississippi River snakes its way through the River Parishes of southern Louisiana. Each twist and turn drags a bit more mud into the murky waters. Along its path, landowners carved out their segments of land that would grow into massive plantations. The use of enslaved labor would eventually be the downfall of the wealthy sugar barons. These days visitors can retrace the history of this region. Each plantation tells the story from a different perspective. We began our education at Houmas House, which is considered the crown jewel of the river road. We want to thank the Louisiana River Parishes and [...]

By |2021-07-12T06:41:53-06:00July 9th, 2021|Louisiana, River Parishes, Southeast|10 Comments

Tastes Of The Land And Sea – B&C Cajun Restaurant

Travelers make their way to the Louisiana River Parishes for a variety of reasons. Tourism swirls around the plantation homes, sportfishing, and outdoor adventures. No matter what the main purpose of your visit, everyone will find themselves enjoying some local eateries. In fact, the dining scene was one of the largest draws for us. Before our arrival, visions of all kinds of southern dishes danced in our heads. We had memories of meals we enjoyed in New Orleans.  When we finally arrived, we were greeted by the tastes of the land and sea. We want to thank Louisiana River Parishes and B&C Seafood [...]

By |2021-06-18T06:28:48-06:00June 18th, 2021|Louisiana, River Parishes, Southeast|12 Comments

Spirit of New Orleans

Let's be honest, there are good and bad things that come with being travel bloggers. One of the best things is the opportunity to experience so many amazing cities throughout North America. While we will usually only stay for two or three days, we can pack a lot of fun in a little time. With so many great places to explore, it becomes difficult for us to find time to return to a city for more research. New Orleans is a prime example of this. Our last visit had been many years, and in fact was the year prior to Hurricane Katrina. When [...]

By |2020-01-03T15:16:59-06:00April 15th, 2019|Guides, Louisiana, New Orleans|0 Comments

ABC’s Of The French Quarter

It bears repeating that New Orleans is unlike any other city in the world. One of the biggest draws in The Big Easy is the French Quarter. In comprises just 78 square blocks, but in this small space are untold tales of wonder and amazement. It is filled with historic buildings constructed in the late 1700's and early 1800's. The French Quarter, or Old Square, is the oldest section of New Orleans. Founded in 1718, it has been home to troops, merchants, and even pirates. (You can read about one notable pirate here.) With so much to see and do, you will want [...]

By |2019-04-08T07:14:09-06:00April 8th, 2019|Louisiana, New Orleans|0 Comments

The Cost Of Peace – The National World War II Museum

World War II was fought on such an epic scale that it is hard to imagine a museum being capable of reflecting its magnitude. When we discovered that The National World War II Museum was located in New Orleans, we knew a visit was required. Little did we realize just how engrossing the exhibits would be at this world class institution. Join us as we explore the amazing exhibits that show the cost of peace of the Second World War. We would like to thank The National World War II Museum for their hospitality. Rest assured that all opinions are our own. First [...]

By |2019-04-01T06:51:46-06:00April 1st, 2019|Louisiana, New Orleans|8 Comments
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