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Genesis: Orkney Island, Scotland

Photo by Tina Lee Taylor By Tina Lee Taylor There are many unanswered questions in a lifetime. Perhaps that's where the journey begins; in one's mind, with the hopes that upon arrival, life will become clearer. When we explore unfamiliar places with unique smells and previously uncharted paths, we transform. Sometimes this transformation changes one's … Continue reading Genesis: Orkney Island, Scotland

Want to Travel More in 2020? Consider Rural America

Laurel Valley, LA - Photo by Dave McPeak It’s the start of both a new year and a new decade, and many people are thinking over those resolutions. If one of your resolutions is to travel more, but you’re feeling constrained by your budget, we may have an answer for you - one that’s closer … Continue reading Want to Travel More in 2020? Consider Rural America

Cajun Cookin’ Secrets: Paul’s Meat Market and Jack Miller’s

Photo courtesy of JeffreyW Every good cook knows that a great meal begins with two things: the right protein and the right sauce and seasonings. In Evangeline Parish, there are two places that are a must-visit for any home cook or chef who wants to grab a taste of both: Cajun style. Paul's Meat Market … Continue reading Cajun Cookin’ Secrets: Paul’s Meat Market and Jack Miller’s

Cazan’s Crimefighters: Real Life Heroes

Author: Janet Rinardo Travis, co-founder of DNA Now One thing that is truly unique about the Hotel Cazan in Mamou, Louisiana, is that it is host to a team of real-life heroes: Cazan's Crimefighters. Each month, the hotel hosts a "Cold Case Conference," where people from around the country gather to discuss true crimes and … Continue reading Cazan’s Crimefighters: Real Life Heroes

Musical Magic: Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and Hip Hop

It's impossible to talk about Evangeline Parish without mentioning the music. The Parish is home to the world's famous Fred's Lounge, where Cajun and Zydeco performers come from all over to showcase their talents on Saturday mornings. There's Floyd's Record Shop and Flat Town Music offices, where many Swamp Pop, Zydeco, and Cajun performers made … Continue reading Musical Magic: Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and Hip Hop