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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 24, 2015
Motorcycle trip  (4 Answers)

Looking to take week long motorcycle vacation with wife and friends, wondering about best time of year, places to stay(safe, affordable and place to park motorcycles. Places to see in and out of New Orleans



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2015
Transportation  (3 Answers)

Is there a cost efficient way to travel from Pineville/Alexandria, LA to Nola (about a 3 hour drive)? I'm trying to help my bf get from Pineville to Nola for a flight and he has no license and needs to get to the airport. He would fly out of his area, but it's literally double the price for airfare with a layover......


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 28, 2015
Tabasco store?  (5 Answers)

Hi, as I'm about to visit LA next month, I might visit the Tabasco plant.
Is buying stuff there is of any value? or is it just a tourists trap and I should buy there products in NYC few days before my departure home?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 28, 2015
Rental camper/mobil home for road trip New Orleans to Nashville  (8 Answers)

We are planning to drive from N.O to Nashville and want to rent a small camper/mobil home (sleeps 3). Can anybody suggest a good rental company and/or give some tips for what to see/do? Thanks all!
Myriam


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 29, 2014
Getting around Louisiana  (3 Answers)

I am trying to organize a small group of 60+ aged adventurers on a trip to Louisiana from Australia. We would love to visit and catch up on some Cajun music and Zydeco bands. I have found information for Festivals in September in New Iberia & Angie. This would mean a 7-10 day stay in Louisiana.
We don't want to drive ourselves as everyone wants to have a good look around.
I can't find any info on small group tours that would fit our ideas. Maybe even a train would work out, but I am not even sure which train to look for.
We are pretty open to suggestions, but definitely don't want to do the large coach thing.
Hope somebody can help.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2013
PICNIC AREAS

I AM LOOKING FOR A GREAT PLACE FOR A VERY PRIVATE SECLUDED PICNIC TO ASK MY GIRL TO MARRY ME. I WANT IT TO BE REALLY SPECIAL AND BEAUTIFUL AND SCENIC AND ROMANTIC IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA NEAR SHREVEPORT


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2013
Uncommon atractions  (4 Answers)

What is the most uncommon places to see and what makes that unusaul? What would make me want to see that sight first or recommend this attraction.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 12, 2011
Advice? Tour of Louisiana and other states around...  (5 Answers)

Hi,

I am flying to New Orleans next Monday and will fly back to Europe on Oct 27. This is my first time in US and I have been waiting for this since....

This means that I have 10 full days to visit. (minus 1 since I intend to stay in New Orleans on Tuesday to visit).
I read some travel books about Louisiana, Mississippi,... but nothing really replaces "actual" experience and hints.
That's why I post this.

What would you suggest me to do, to see, to go, not to miss... knowing I'd love to discover and see as much as possible within these 9 remaining days, and driving does not afraid me at all !

I thought about Laura Plantation, a Swamp tour, I read about the possibility to sleep on top of a tree... I really enjoy country music.

Last things, I will travel with my wife and my 4-year old boy. Both are used to travel a lot... and I am not limited to Louisiana but would find it sad not to see some other states as well...

In advance many thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 29, 2010
Bayous in Louisiana  (4 Answers)

My wife and I will be traveling to Louisiana in September. We will be ataying in NO for a few days. We would like to do some hiking or biking around the bayous.

What are the best bayous to hike or bike around?

Is there lodging close by?

Can you get close to the bayous from NO by Bus?

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2010
bourbon street between years 1973-1975  (1 Answer)

well anyway i was there one of those years .stayed at the howard johnson hotel.we walked to bourbon st. were setting in a outside garden
were they served drinks.
i cant remember the name of our drink.it was in a tall open glass.look like pretty melted crayons and it was on fire.
my question.what was the name of that drink?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 14, 2009
Christmas and NY  (4 Answers)

Hihi,
Is CHristmas and New Year timing good to visit Louisiana and Texas? Hows winter like? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 04, 2009
New Year's in Louisiana

Hello everyone,

We'll be spending the Christmas Break in New Orleans and surrounding area. We were looking for somewhere we can spend a quiet New Year's -- we're not into partying. Looking for a charming small town or something off-the-beaten path in Louisiana or Mississipi that would have some low-key celebrations. I was thinking of Natchez, Vicksburg, or Natchitoches; hoping there might be some other ideas out there ....

Thanks!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 08, 2009
Remnants of the Hurricane  (3 Answers)

Hello,
I am planning a trip to New Orleans in mid-August. One thing I would like to do is visit areas and neighborhoods most significantly affected by the hurricane. Maybe ones that haven't been fully rebuilt yet. I want to be careful about expressing my reasoning as it seems somewhat wrong to be a tourist of these areas. However, I would like to gain a better understanding of the hurricane's significance from a firsthand perspective, as I have only been affected by small clips on the news so far. A few of my friends went straight down to volunteer after they heard the news, and I wished my schedule would have allowed it at the time.

Can anyone suggest an area to visit, within a reasonable distance of New Orleans? Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 24, 2009
Shreveport, Need Help Please  (1 Answer)

i will be moving to shreveport in a month or two because of a promotion at work. my shop will be directly east of hyde park, brookwood, southern hills area off of flournoy lucas road. so i'm having to move to an area where i can get to the shop fairly quickly at any time.

i have heard some so-so and not so good things about southern hills area, but when i looked up and down the streets on google street view (i know its not that up to date) it seems like a normal, clean suburb of the type i live in now. (i live in the broadmore area of south lafayette, la) any advice or comments about this area?

i was planning on looking in the broadmore area of shreveport also, but its kind of far from the shop even though i know its the most desirable area to live in. would it take me long to get to that shop area from broadmore with traffic?

basically, i live in a quiet, clean suburb right now, and i have to go to shreveport, so im not looking to downgrade. im looking to rent a house (3br at least, over 1100sq.ft.) for awhile first, then probably buy. im looking to stay under 1200 a month for rent. i have a wife and a son, and we have 3 cats and 2 parrots, so i have to get a house, and the pet deposit will probably kill me (my current landlord was very forgiving about this.

any advice you all can give me (except the ones where posters scream DONT MOVE THERE) will be appreciated. like i said, i have a promotion that i have to take, so im going, i just need to find a decent place not any worse than where i live. also, its really hard finding rent houses from down here. i plan on going up there in a few days to drive around and look for for rent signs, but would appreciate help on rental home resources you may know of. (thrifty nickle? local papers? rental home realtors?, etc)

thanks for reading,
brandon


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 18, 2008
Ascention Parish Plantations  (2 Answers)

Has anyone visited the plantations here? What places offer B&B?

I have found
Houmas House
and
Bocage Plantation


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 17, 2008
Caddo Adias powwow ....location  (2 Answers)

The Caddo Adias hold a powwow drum ceremony the 3rd Saturday in October.
I know it is west of Natchitoches on hwy 6, and about 6 miles north of hwy 6, somewhere near Robeline. What would be the hwy number the site is located on?

Rick Loeffler Waukesha,WI


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2008
San Antonio to NOLA by car  (1 Answer)

The wife and I are making this trip over a 48 hr period. Any highlights we should hit? We will stop for a night somewhere in between the two cities, any suggestions where? I prefer to take the backroads route even though it may take longer...we have the time.

Thanks in advance!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 05, 2008
Noodleing Fishing and great fun to be had?

I will be in in the area on May 16th-19th and parts of North Texas, West Arkansas, and North Louisiana.

I was wondering if someone here goes noodleing/bare fishing/tickling in any streams or rivers in that general area and would be willing to have a companion for an afternoon enjoying the hobby and a few beers?

I would LOVE to try this form of fishing and it would be better to meet fellow VT members cause of it and my learning curve and mysterious bite count would hopefully be lower.

Please let me know. Thanks Ken.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 30, 2007
cookouts  (1 Answer)

looking for recommendations for a cookout, also called boils? The ones where everything is boiled up and dumped out on a table for everyone to help themselves. We'll be in Lafayette in early Dec. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2007
shopping in lafayette and new orleans  (1 Answer)

hello! I'll be in lafayette on july 4th and new orleans on july 5th and I'm interested in shopping for two things.

first... cajun spices. where is a good place to stock up on some interesting packages of cajun spices.

second... liquor. I have a tequila bottle collection... and although louisiana isn't know for it's tequila... I am interested in unique liquor bottles. and yes... the bottle needs to be filled with the booze.

thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 02, 2007
Advice on visiting NOLA and Thibodaux  (3 Answers)

We are two gray-haired ladies (59 and 60) volunteering in Thibodaux for a week. We plan to leave there the afternoon of Fri. 4/20 and would like to see some of the country-side on an overnight drive back to NOLA, probably to the airport. Can anyone suggest an interesting route? We would just like local resturants, dancing, scenery. We will be staying in New Orleans at Le Richelieu untill Tues. morning. We are thinking to drop our rented car at the airport and take the shuttle into town and use tours/public transport/taxis. Does that sound reasonable? Does anyone have any first-hand experience with the Hurrican Tour I've heard about? Will it go to Chalmette? I started school there and would really like to see how it is doing. We are also thinking of taking the ferry to the zoo, where I spent many Sundays with my parents when we lived in town (about a block from the Jewish Community Center on St. Charles). I guess that streetcar isn't running, but I understand we could take a bus to the Garden District and on to my old neighborhood. How would we get to the Art Gallery? We're very good at public transportation/walking, but I'm finding it hard to get good info and especially to know if it is up-to-date. We would be happy for any advice.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 04, 2007
Louisiana Bayou Country Question  (4 Answers)

We are going to be visiting Louisiana in May. We were thinking about visiting a couple of Plantations - like Oak Alley Plantation, San Francisco Plantation and Laura Plantation.
Are they worth seeing?
Where would you recommend we find lodging?
Are the Bayou tours offered worth our time?
We have never been in the area of the country before and want to know if this is a safe area to tour around. Any information would be gratefully accepted.
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 05, 2007
Rent  (1 Answer)

What is the range of the annual rents of shops in Mall of Louisiana?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 23, 2006
First trip to Mardi Gras  (1 Answer)

holy moley! got my tickets and I'm joining a bunch of friends down there in mid-February. any advice? my last/only visit to NOLA was in March 2003. IS Mardi Gras as crazy as it used to be or do less people visit now?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 01, 2006
Gulf Coast Road Trip!  (9 Answers)

This fall, I'll be doing a road trip w/ my brother from Hollywood, Fl to our family home in New Mexico. I am thinking of taking I-10 through the Florida panhandle all the way to El Paso. I haven't heard from him about what he wants to see, but none of us are into amusement parks. Nature, history, art, and those kitcshy bits are the types of things I focus on when I road trip alone.

Are there sights I should not miss along this route? (Yes, I do hope to spend a few hours in NOLA)

Are there areas that are still not repaired from all of the hurricaines last year that I should avoid ... or that I should stop in and lend a hand?

BTW- Crossposting in the Florida, Alabama, Miss, and Tx forums :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2006
Moving to Lake Charles  (1 Answer)

We most likely will be moving to Lake Charles and would like to hear from those who live there. In general, what are the good points and bad points. What is there to do? Are people friendly? Are the schools good? We are originally from northeast Texas along the Louisiana border and love the cajun culture and food, but nevertheless that doesn't change the fact that we are pasty white Irish. Will we be accepted or treated like aliens?

I thank you in advance for any information you can provide.
















Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 01, 2006
3 Month contract in Louisiana  (7 Answers)

My company are posting me to our office in Louisiana for 3 months at the end of february, is there anyone with any helpful advice out there? - being a typical women coming from the grey murky winter in the uk what shall i pack clothing wise, i gather it is fairly warm out there right now, but does it get cool in the evenings..??

Any advice gratefully received!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 10, 2005
Anyone been to Mamou?

hquittner recommended a visit New Iberia and "Evangeline country". I found a Evangeline Parish and the town of Mamou looks interesting by its website. "Benvenue Mamou" describes it as an artisti hamlet in a grove of woods. It looks like it might be a worthwhile stop in our journey between Morgan City (Cajun Country) and the tourist town of Natchitoches. Anybody know about this region of Louisiana?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2005
Hotels/lodging  (2 Answers)

We are planning to go to LA this weekend, but the friends we were going to see got damage from the hurricane (Rita), so we were going to help them clean up. Does anyone know of ANYWHERE we could stay (including camp grounds) in the New Iberia area?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 01, 2005
HELP FOR NEW ORLEANS FAMILY  (1 Answer)

IF ANYONE KNOWS OF ANY FAMILIES HEADED NORTH TO DETROIT FROM NEW ORLEANS PLEASE NOTIFY ME. I WOULD LIKE TO HELP WITH FOOD AND CLOTHING FOR A NEEDY FAMILY. SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE OPENING THEIR DOORS AND I KNOW THAT MANY DETROITERS HAVE FAMILY IN LOUISIANA THAT MAY HEAD THIS WAY.



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