Cultural Blending // Vietnamese Culture

Many refugees of the Vietnam War found themselves in the Bayou Region of Southern Louisiana, surrounded by rich Cajun culture and opportunities for work. The journey across the world was tough and risky, but it is greatly appreciated by the young Vietnamese generation living on the bayou today. “It makes me feel grateful that I [...]

Vacation Like a Local

When summertime rolls around, locals head to their home away from home, Grand Isle. Louisiana isn’t known for having many beaches so whether it’s fishing, camping or just laying out by the water, the small island of less than 800 residents is the ultimate Cajun getaway. “I love coming here because even with a large [...]

Bayou Sleeps // Unique Places to Stay

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Bayou Souvenirs // Unique Gifts

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Making Music // Recording Studio

Local music producer puts local music on the radio in the Bayou Region Hidden in the quaint suburbs of Houma, Digital Sac-a-Lait Productions serves as an essential recording studio for musicians in the Bayou Region. Pershing Wells— a professional guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter from Bayou Black— owns Digital Sac-a-Lait Productions, where he works with local [...]

On the Water // Paddle Bayou Lafourche

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Sweet Finishes // Cajun Desserts

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Cajun Food Fails

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A Different History // Whitney Plantation

Southern plantations have long been tourist stops for curious travelers from around the world — most offering wedding services, detailed accounts of wealthy slaveholders, and cheap memorabilia. However, Whitney Plantation, located in Wallace, LA, breaks the mold by giving an unflinching look into the lives of its former slaves. “Our mission is to tell the [...]