Regional Travel

Do it for the ‘Gram: some of the most photogenic places in New Orleans

By Marielle Songy | March 12, 2020

Whether you’re a local who’s going on a “staycation” or you’re visiting New Orleans for the first (or hundredth) time, here’s a few places to get some good casual photos to add to the scrapbook or share on the ‘gram (or Snapchat, or Tik Tok).

Get outta town: Several short trips to get away from NOLA for a day

By Alex Galbraith | February 26, 2020

Don’t get us wrong. We all love NOLA But it’s easy to hit a wall in the oft-mentioned marathon. A great way to break out of a funk is to head outside. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a few of the best outdoor getaways within driving distance of New Orleans.

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A Weekend in Lafayette: The Capital of Cajun Country

By Matt Haines | January 28, 2020

Whether it’s Zydeco music — Cajun food, or one of countless other unique cultural attributes — when we arrive in Lafayette we arrive at the gateway to a world unlike any other.

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The Slaw 07: Lillian Rafson, CEO of Pack Up + Go // NYE Parties

By Lindsay Patross | December 17, 2019

We talk with Lillian Rafson, founder of the surprise travel agency Pack Up + Go about starting a business and visiting Pittsburgh. We also spotlight burger night at Pear and the Pickle with Dancing Gnome Beer and all the New Year’s Eve parties in Pittsburgh.

A traveler’s guide to New Orleans’ new airport terminal

By Jennifer Larino | November 5, 2019

Here’s everything you need to know about the new MSY, including how to get there, what to expect at TSA and dining options.

Get Outta Town: Lafitte offers plenty to do in Sportman’s Paradise

By Marielle Songy | October 9, 2019

Named for pirate Jean Lafitte, people in this community hold pride in their traditions of fishing, oyster, shrimping and crabbing.

#GetOuttaTown: Avery Island – the Home of Tabasco Sauce

By Angela Calonder | June 25, 2019

Just over two hours west of New Orleans in the coastal marsh of Iberia Parish lies Avery Island. It is not an island in the true sense, but rather a geological formation known as a “salt dome,” and it is here that Ned McIlhenny — of McIlhenny Co. — first began producing Tabasco sauce in 1868.

#GetOuttaTown: Make a day (or weekend) out of Ship Island

By Tom Mayer | June 12, 2019

Ship Island is a great destination for families, friends, couples, or solo travelers who want a beautiful beach experience without straying all the way to Alabama or Florida.