The Other Mardi Gras – Lake Charles, LA – History & Culture

View from 1911 Historic City Hall Arts & Cultural Center

So often it’s only the obvious that comes to mind when we think of destination events and in the case of Mardi Gras, it’s New Orleans. New Orleans  is a fantastically wild and fun place any time of the year, but not the type of Mardi Gras destination most people would consider a great low-key […]

The Other Mardi Gras – Lake Charles, LA

Krewe of Illusions Ball - mix of modern and traditional

Out of the Bubble So often it’s only the obvious that comes to mind when we think of destination events and in the case of Mardi Gras, it’s New Orleans. New Orleans  is a fantastically wild and fun place any time of the year, but not the type of Mardi Gras destination most people would consider […]

The Other Mardi Gras – Lake Charles, LA – Food!

Dining with local royalty

So often it’s only the obvious that comes to mind when we think of destination events and in the case of Mardi Gras, it’s New Orleans. New Orleans  is a fantastically wild and fun place any time of the year, but not the type of Mardi Gras destination most people would consider a great low-key […]

The Other Mardi Gras – Lake Charles, LA – Events

Krewe of Illusions

So often it’s only the obvious that comes to mind when we think of destination events and in the case of Mardi Gras, it’s New Orleans. New Orleans  is a fantastically wild and fun place any time of the year, but not the type of Mardi Gras destination most people would consider a great low-key stay or […]

Corinne Trang: Florence & Decatur, Alabama

Corinne-Trang-Alabama2-2009-11

Destination: Florence and Decatur, Alabama By Corinne Trang  Exploring world-famous Muscle Shoals, Tennessee River, and Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q. Life is definitely good! Picking up where I left off in Birmingham, I head toward the northwest corner of Alabama to sample Southern comfort food. But my plans changed, which often happens to me—and generally for […]