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26 03, 2019

Go Out on Tour in New Orleans

2019-03-26T21:01:37+00:00 March 26th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

In past blog posts, I have recommended three museums and restaurants in the French Quarter. Being that this is about New Orleans, I could not pass up the opportunity to mention three walking tours. Do You Believe in Ghosts? St. Louis Cemetery in New Orleans is pretty creepy, even during daylight hours! I am an admitted scaredy cat. So when my friend suggested we try out a ghost tour, I tried my best to not show fear. While there are plenty to choose from for a ghost tour, we made a compromise and decided on the Cemetery, Voodoo

22 02, 2019

Mardi Gras Is One Fat Party

2019-02-22T14:56:47+00:00 February 22nd, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

This time of year, New Orleans is taken over with Mardi Gras celebrations. While it is common to refer to the entire season as Mardi Gras, it is actually Carnival, leading up to Fat Tuesday on March 5. In the two previous posts I wrote about three NOLA restaurants and three museums. Now, it’s time to get party-ready with three Mardi Gras must-dos. Mardi Gras World New Orleans and the entire area host a multitude of parades. The floats range from classy to over-the-top, yet all with extreme fun in mind. At Mardi Gras World, you will experience first-hand how

22 01, 2019

Day at the Museum

2019-01-22T20:45:13+00:00 January 22nd, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|

Last month I recommended three French Quarter restaurants to try. This month, it’s all about three amazing museums. Second to None The National WWII Museum is a must-see when visiting New Orleans. Who would have thought a museum all about World War II would be the #1 tourist attraction in New Orleans? According to TripAdvisor, it is! I must admit I had no idea how memorable my visit to The National WWII Museum would be. The presentation of the exhibits, along with the awe-inspiring narratives provided by those who were there, are unlike any other place I have

19 12, 2018

Chew on This–New Orleans Is a Foodie City

2018-12-19T03:40:52+00:00 December 19th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Louisiana’s Northshore has so many amazing things to see and do, and what makes it even better is its proximity to New Orleans. I thought it was about time to experience more of what the Crescent City has to offer. And of course, the best place to start is with food! While this photo shows the French Quarter somewhat quiet, we all know the area is bustling with excitement! Part I – French Quarter Food The French Quarter has been the backdrop for movies such as The Pelican Brief and Girls Trip, and it has been in the

20 11, 2018

Holidays Like a Hallmark Movie

2018-11-21T21:03:30+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

I am so excited about spending some time in St. Tammany Parish for the holidays. I have heard from several locals that no matter what you are wanting to do, whether that is eat, drink or be merry (perhaps all three), you have plenty of options and opportunities that rival what you see in a Hallmark movie. I have highlighted three events I plan to enjoy the first half of December, and I think you will too! Covington Celebration There will be something for all ages at St. Tammany's Holiday Festival of the Arts. Downtown Covington will be

18 10, 2018

No Whine for This Wine

2019-02-04T21:20:31+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

On one of my visits to the Northshore, a local resident asked if I had been to Wine Country. Yes, I answered; I have visited Napa, California. She was referring to the area in Louisiana known for succulent grapes. Wines are created in the Pelican State? I was a bit skeptical, so off I went to Louisiana’s fabled Wine Country in Bush. Bush is a small town located 17 miles northeast of Covington. With all my travels to the area, I had never even heard of this town. Well, suffice it to say, it just may be the Northshore’s best-kept

20 09, 2018

No Blues in This Folsom

2018-09-20T00:48:39+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

I have been traveling to many wonderful towns during my venturing out to St. Tammany Parish. It was time to embark on yet another never-before-seen town, and my finger landed on the map at Folsom. I must admit, when I first heard that St. Tammany Parish had a town called Folsom, all I could think of was that song by Johnny Cash. How delighted I was that this Folsom was nothing like that! I had the opportunity to visit two exciting places this day. Located in the northwest corner of the parish, Folsom has several equestrian farms, and plenty of

22 08, 2018

Pearl River Is a Gem

2018-08-22T00:43:49+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Of all my travels to St. Tammany Parish, one place I had never heard of was Pearl River. Yes, this is a body of water and a town. A Covington local mentioned that the Town of Pearl River is a hidden gem. He had me at "hidden," so off I went to see for myself. Pearl River's most famous landmark, the Old Green Church. The Pearl River Museum and Research Center is the perfect starting point to learn more about the waterway and the town. Fortunately, I visited on a Saturday (the only day the center is open).

19 07, 2018

Lacombe Is Louisiana Cool

2018-07-19T15:56:24+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Over the last several months, I have spent time in various towns and areas of St. Tammany Parish. It was time to visit Lacombe, which is basically in the backyard of Tamanend. The Southeast Louisiana Refuge Visitor Center clued me in on the importance of wildlife refuges. While Lacombe is considered a small town, I soon discovered it is big on recreation. I wanted to work up an appetite for a delicious meal that lay ahead, so it was time for exercise. Tammany Trace has a Lacombe trailhead, however I wanted to venture into new territory. I headed to

20 06, 2018

Abita Springs Is Pint-Sized Fun

2018-06-20T18:25:03+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

I recalled on one of my visits to the Northshore that Tammany Trace had a trailhead in Abita Springs. While I was not familiar with that location, I definitely have enjoyed an Abita beer or two. I knew there had to be an interesting story behind this New Orleans' favorite brewery. So off I went, starting my trek at the Covington trailhead. Knowing the distance from Covington to Abita via the Trace was less than four miles, I timed it perfectly to have lunch at the pub. Tammany Trace is a great way to get from one area to

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