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Best day trips from New Orleans

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Best things to do within a short drive from New Orleans. by Jeffrey Chitek   1. Clark Creek Natural Area/ Tunica Falls Louisiana, especially around the Greater New Orleans area is flat…very flat.  We have many iconic and beautiful swamps, wetlands and marshes to explore by boat, but the prospect of a hike across dry…

Top 5 underrated New Orleans restaurants that we LOVE

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Best New Orleans restaurants to fill your belly after a swamp tour.   1. Marjie’s Grill – This creative joint in Mid City blends the rich and homey cuisine of the gulf south with fiery and pungent flavors of Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand and Vietnam. Their menu changes regularly based on season and what they…

The best swamp tour for your family

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A family tour that will please When exploring the Bayou of Louisiana there are many different choices for things to do. There is a lot to do, see and drink in the French Quarter, but there’s also so much to explore outside of it! Experience a colorful side outside of the quarter, a kayak swamp…

What is the best Swamp Tour near New Orleans?

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The Best eco-friendly Swamp Tour in New Orleans A Kayak tour An Airboat tour A motorboat tour There are many ways to get into the louisiana swamp.  Each has it pros and cons.  As well, as there are many areas where these tours go.  Here is a quick cheat sheet to finding the tour that…

Autumn Blooms

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Autumn Blooms by Emma Reid Here are a few flowers  that bloom in the fall that I identified the other day out on a swamp tour. Late Goldenrod, Solidago altissima, L. Goldenrod’s piney-tasting leaves and flowers…

Muddy Bridges

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Muddy Bridges by Jeffrey Chitek   As you cruise southbound into New Orleans on 55, something happens…The rolling hills of Mississippi taper of into the flat plains of the primeval Silurian seabed and then.. seemingly no land at all.  Towering Cypress and tangled sawgrass give the facade of solid ground but when you cross that…

WHAT LIES BENEATH

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WHAT LIES BENEATH backyard archaeology in New Orleans by Jeffrey Chitek   New Orleans has a long history by new world standards…an obvious statement.  One can find this history in plain site…in the architecture and the streets, in the food and callused hands.  The thick river air still reeks of a time past.  But many secrets…

Why Fall is the best time to visit New Orleans!

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Fall is a great time to visit New Orleans! What is the best month in Fall to visit? Why September is the best month to visit New Orleans Fragrant Flowers Not busy Great temperature Wildlife is active Possible hurricane storms and it can be a bit rainy, but we still find plenty of time to…