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The best swamp tour for your family

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?

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…

Collect memories, not things.

Kayak Swamp Tours make great Holiday Gifts and memories. There is a lot of research that shows, experiences make better gifts than things. These experiential gifts create the “waiting period” which is the time after people receive the gift, they have good feelings up until the time they experience it as they wait for the…

Autumn Blooms

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 GoldenrodSolidago altissima, L. Goldenrod’s piney-tasting leaves and flowers are an important medicinal remedy for the urinary, digestive, and respiratory systems. The goldenrod tribe encompasses one hundred species of late-blooming,…

Muddy Bridges

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

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!

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…

SWAMP GUIDE SAM’S ART CORNER

swampy watercolor painting from our talented guide Sam Baker.

SWAMP “DO-NOTS”

A list of things not to do in the swamp for the most enjoyable experience and also your general safety. by Jeffrey Chitek   I’ve taken thousands of people, (of widely varying intelligence) from all over the world into the swamps of Louisiana.  Fortunately, no one has been seriously injured, as I am a savant…

HECK

Airports by Mike Maher   Boy I hate airports. Everything about em. I go to Louis Armstrong airport, got dropped off by a buddy a mine at the terminal (he’s a darn nice guy really). Everything’s in order, got my ticket from the machine, tsa goes alright no problems there and then I get to…

“Lake” Pontchartrain

“Lake” Ponchartrain As you drive northbound outside the city, a sudden and dynamic change in the landscape occurs once you cross to the other side of the levee.  Bounded by seemingly endless cement, floodgates and cypress forests, the Lake Pontchartrain Estuary makes up 10,000 square miles of Southeastern Louisiana and is the largest delta in…