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3 of the Best New Orleans activities for couples this Valentines Day

A heart with a couple kayaking in the swamps in new orleans for valentines day

Best of New Orleans for couples by Jeffrey Chitek As a single male that spends most of his time at home behind a computer screen, avoiding the world and its women outside his front door, I find its my duty to provide a little list for the lovers out there of activities to keep the…

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…

SWAMP “DO-NOTS”

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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…

ITS MEME WEEK! pt.1

Kayaking Guide Meme I would switch around squares 1 and 2 and the “what I actually do” box is obviously way off base but otherwise this is a funny meme I guess.  Guiding tours through the swamp makes…

Jerf’s weekly review

Frady’s One Stop There are very few places in the Bywater that have the neighborhood charm comparable to Frady’s One Stop Food Store.  It’s basically a crowded hallway with a counter and a kitchen, but is a vital organ of the community.  Their kitchen serves the classics;  po-boys, beans and rice, macaroni, pork chops, dirty…

Benefits of kayaking

2 guys in kayaks on a Manchac Swamp Kayak Tour

Benefits of Kayaking Interview of The Great Jeffrey Chitek by Abbey Wise Do you know of any physical or mental benefits of kayaking? I am not a health freak at all.  I love red meat and I live in Louisiana, one of our nation’s fattest states, with the temptation of fried chicken and lard baked…

A Louisiana summer in swamp photos

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A Louisiana summer in swamp photo color. by Ross Baringer The American alligator is undoubtedly the most famous resident of Louisiana swamps. Hollywood has given this animal a monstrous reputation, and while it is a dangerous predator it tends not to be aggressive. Alligator attacks are rare.

Southern Louisiana. ‘Our Natural History in Verse’

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Southern Louisiana ‘Our natural history in verse’ by Josh Jack A land shaped in a welter of silt and mud churned from the heart of the continent by the Mighty Mississippi: gouged by rivers, bayous, and canals, and stitched together by the knees of the Bald Cypress. When the floods came they heaped and scoured…

Kayak Trip New Orleans to Baton Rouge

New Orleans to Baton Rogue Kayak Route

New Orleans to Baton Rouge by Kayak In March of 2017 a small crew of adventurers, assembled by swamp guide and filmmaker Ross Baringer, will embark on a 100 mile expedition to journey from Baton Rouge to New Orleans entirely by water.  The crew will paddle kayaks and canoes through some of the most beautiful…