Louisiana Travels in the 2017 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road

The Creole State is an adventure waiting to happen

(Read my full story on the You Must Be Trippin’ blog) 

In my latest article for the Best Western blog You Must Be Trippin’ we’re discovering the charm and color of the Creole State. What I love most about this neighboring state is the rich culture and flavors. Please click the link to read the full story.

The Creole State is an adventure waiting to happen

Louisiana is always the life of the party. Our neighbor to the north is also always an easy getaway for us Texans when we’re seeking just a little more color in our days. At just a few hours of distance from Houston, for me, it is a travel destination of choice for long weekends or even same day road trips. It’s the perfect place to travel with friends or just your significant other. 

You can also stay at a Best Western Hotels& Resortslocation anywhere in the Pelican State so that will make any travel adventure even more relaxing.   

As far as what to do and see in Louisiana, the options are kind of endless. From the famous Mardi Gras in New Orleans, to the marshy swamps across the state, anywhere you go there’s a warm and friendly vibe that makes you feel relaxed. You can actually take swamp tours on a boat most of the year. That is one adventure that is currently on my travel bucket list, but it won’t be for very much longer. If you’re feeling lucky you will want to make a stop in Lake Charles to visit the Golden Nugget and L’Auberge casinos. I’m not even a gambler, and I always have a good time when we visit. It’s basically a huge playground for adults, but if you bring the kids, there’s plenty for them to do as well. 

Louisiana is also home to a significant number of antebellum mansions and plantations that offer a fascinating look at lifestyles of the past and a critical portion of American history. You can tour many of the historical plantations and mansions as well. The history there is quite powerful. This is the part of Louisiana that is often overlooked.

The Creole State is an adventure waiting to happen

Now, you can’t talk about Louisiana without talking about the Gulf Coast. On the drive from Houston to Louisiana, there’s a stretch of interstate 10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette that is basically an 18-mile bridge over a massive swamp. Literally all you can see for 20 minutes is swamp. You will definitely know when you’re on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, which is the third longest bridge in the United States, the second longest on the interstate system and the 14th longest in the world. I highly recommend visiting the visitor center where you can learn more about the Atchafalaya Basin. 

Continue reading my full story on the You Must Be Trippin’ blog. 

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