Getting Lost in Louisiana

Three kids in tow, one family adventures across the bayou state.

Paul and I have always loved to travel, but as the family expanded, we scaled down our larger trips into shorter, weekend jaunts. As we began uncovering the kid-friendly side of every destination, we decided to share our trips and tips with others interested in exploring Louisiana. Armed with a laptop and a Nikon (and lots and lots of snacks), our family of five is currently working our way across the Bayou State (and sometimes crossing the border!).

Recent Travels

Experiencing the Holidays

Celebration in the Oaks at New Orleans' City Park With Thanksgiving behind us and the tree ready for decorating in our front room, I can officially say we're full swing into the holiday spirit. This is the time of year I make my wish list of must-hit events and...

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Louisiana Iris

The official state wildflower of the state, the Louisiana Iris can be found blooming across the state but is more abundant in the lowlands and swamps. One of our favorite places to see them are in Jean Lafitte.

Kristy’s Top 5 Road Trips in Louisiana

1. St. Francisville

Arguably the most picturesque small town in the state, filled with historic plantations, stories of ghosts and the drawings of John James Audubon, beautiful gardens, a walkable historic district and proximity to Tunica Hills’ waterfalls and Cat Island, home to the largest bald cypress tree in the world.

2. Cajun Country

From Lafayette south, Cajun country is a land of boudin and Cajun dance halls, Tabasco and salt islands, the other-worldly Atchafalaya Basin and meandering, scenic bayous. It’s a place where French is woven into everyday language, good food is a way of life and music festivals dominate the weekends. 

3. Grand Isle

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Travel Gallery

Some of the amazing photos from across the state.