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Swamp Tour Love

In July, local TV station WGNO featured some friends of ours in a spot on local swamp tour company, Swamp Adventures. We love the captains over at Swamp Adventures, especially Captain Gary, and are delighted to see them getting some publicity! You can meet them for...

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Southern Decadence 2014

Southern Decadence, the famous and fabulous New Orleans pride festival, was founded on a sultry August afternoon in 1972 as an amusement for a group of tight-knit friends living in a ramshackle house near the French Quarter: part going away party for one member of the...

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The History of Uptown New Orleans

The historic Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, a favorite for both visitors and locals, was originally countryside full of large sugar plantations lined up along the Mississippi River. Sugar plantations needed to have easy access to the market in order to ship out...

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Family Fun at Mardi Gras World

Anyone who has been to a Mardi Gras parade knows that a lot of work goes into making those incredible floats. But did you know you can go and see how the floats are made for yourself? Mardi Gras World is a wonderful family friendly activity where visitors are given a...

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The Rolling Pin Bed

When you take a visit to Oak Alley Plantation, be sure you take a close look at the beds in the upstairs bedrooms. If you do, you're sure to spot the rolling pin bed, one of the most ingenious pieces of furniture in the antebellum South. Rolling pin beds were all the...

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Evangeline: An Acadian Odyssey

Many people know that Louisiana's long history of French culture comes in part from the Acadians who fled to the area during the Great Upheaval, or 'Le Grand Dérangement', during the mid 18th century. The story of the Great Upheaval is perhaps best remembered through...

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Sun Oak House

The historic Sun Oak home can be found in the Faubourg Marigny, former site of the plantation of Bernard de Marigny. The site's first structure was a brick-between-post cottage built by Constance Rixner Bouligny, a free woman of color who purchased the property in...

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