Sunset over the Mississippi, New Orleans - Settle yourself down on a wooden bench and watch the sky turn violet over one of the world's greatest rivers.
Uglesich's - The best seafood in the world dished up in a down-home New Orleans shack.
Napolean House , New Orleans - This gorgeous old bar is just the place to pass a steamy New Orleans night.
Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival, Plaisance - The very best in black Cajun music, food, arts and crafts in the heart of Cajun country.
Eunice - Welcoming little Cajun prairie town that's at the heart of the region's enduring music scene.
Swamp tours in Cajun Country - Local guides take you in small boats through ghostly, Spanish moss-shaded bayous.
Mardi Gras, New Orleans - Crazy, colorful, debauched and historic - this is the carnival to end them all.