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

Food Envie In The French Quarter

New Orleans is a city that can easily drive a visitor to overindulge. While you may have just conjured up images of partying on Bourbon Street, we are actually referring to all of the amazing dining options. With an almost innumerable list of restaurants, diners, and eateries, this city dishes up an overload of flavors. We found food Envie in the French Quarter to be a common occurrence. (Yes, we purposely played off of the misspelling.) A visit to Cafe Envie was an unexpected pleasure during our NOLA trip. Hidden in Plain Sight There is nothing quite like wandering the streets of the [...]

By |2019-03-25T06:51:13-06:00March 25th, 2019|Louisiana, New Orleans|0 Comments

Greatest Free Show On Earth – New Orleans Mardi Gras

There are a variety of destinations that celebrate Carnival every year. Each has its own flavor, but New Orleans is the location that comes to mind when you hear the term Mardi Gras. Made up of about 16 days of parades and parties, this annual event has been referred to as the "Greatest Free Show on Earth". While there is no need for tickets, one should be prepared to fight the crowds for the attention of the Krewe members on the floats. We want to thank the Louisiana State Museum for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are our own. Party Central Visiting [...]

By |2019-03-18T03:53:23-06:00March 18th, 2019|Louisiana, New Orleans|8 Comments

The Resilience Of New Orleans – The Presbytere Museum

There are moments in time that capture the attention of an entire nation, and even the world. When Hurricane Katrina assaulted the gulf coast, many of us were glued to the news as the tragedy unfolded. The devastation it brought was unimaginable, as the Crescent City took a share of the storm's wrath. A visit to The Presbytère Museum tells the story of this event. What It also details is the resilience of New Orleans and its people. We would like to thank the Louisiana State Museum for their hospitality. Rest assured all opinions are our own.  A Storm is Brewing The hurricane [...]

By |2019-03-11T04:12:29-06:00March 11th, 2019|Louisiana, New Orleans|14 Comments

5 Blocks Of Fun At The New Orleans French Market

It's hard to imagine that a market place has existed in New Orleans since 15 years after America claimed its independence. Ever since 1791, some form of market has resided just off the banks of the Mississippi River. It seems that almost every few decades would bring some type of change, but one thing stayed the same. People from all walks of life would visit the market to purchase or trade goods. These days you will find 5 blocks of fun in the New Orleans French Market. Escaping A Storm Our arrival was made by using the streetcar, which runs right next to [...]

By |2019-03-04T07:26:02-06:00March 4th, 2019|Louisiana, New Orleans|16 Comments
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