A Visit to the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana is a must!

Following our guide, the ten of us shuffled into the cramped cabin, leaving us barely enough room to breathe without bashing into each other. Sweat slowly dripped down my forehead into my eyes and I struggled to wipe it away, trying not to touch the person next to me.

Before our leader had a chance to speak, a young voice shouted out assuredly, “That’s the chimney Santa comes down!” Still adjusting from the bright sun, I jerked around to see who spoke, losing my balance in the process. My boyfriend caught me just before I fell into the lady next to me. Tightly grabbing my arm, he flicked his head in the direction of a little boy in the corner.

I could feel the whole group shifting, […]

October 6th, 2017|Destinations, Louisiana, USA|2 Comments

New Orleans & Breaux Bridge, LA – The 10 Best Bit(e)s

Traveling through New Orleans to research a piece on the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina for Grazia UK, the Cypriot and I had to eat, right?

Some of the best restaurants in the USA are at home here in the Big Easy, from old and revered, like Commander’s Palace and Antoine’s, to young and chipper, helmed by chefs like Donald Link for his award-winning Herbsaint and casual Pêche and Chef Justin Devllier for his The Petite Grocery.

What I found is that most first-timers to NOLA (New Orleans, LA) want the dishes that were invented here! Loaded with fat, sugar and carbs: beignets, bananas foster, étouffée called my name and I answered with gusto. We didn’t just stop eating in NOLA, but continued the foodfest out in Acadiana – true home […]

August 4th, 2015|Destinations, Louisiana, Ten Best Bits, USA|5 Comments

A Bit of Paradise: Cajun Country Swamp Tours

Sometimes the stars align and you’re in the right place at the right time. You made no reservations but they invite you in and you have the best experience of the entire trip. On our recent sojourn to deep south, the Cypriot and I found ourselves face to face with a Bald Eagle in the middle of the bayou, who could want for more?

As we were checking into the Bayou Cabins in Breaux Bridge, Rocky Sonnier, our host for the next two nights, suggested we check out the local lake. We had a few hours to kill before we took on a couple hundred crawfish for supper and headed on out. Following his roughly drawn, but extremely accurate, map, we drove in and out of the busy intersection that is […]

July 1st, 2015|Destinations, Louisiana, USA|2 Comments