If you’re planning an adventure in the great outdoors, it’s important to keep safety in mind. In this guide we share 14 critical camping safety tips to keep in mind each and every time you plan a camping trip.
For a state known for Mardi Gras revelry, a Louisiana vacation surprises visitors with its mellow charms. Near Baton Rouge, the River Road follows the Mississippi through a vanished era of grand sugar plantations, many open for tours. Take a walking excursion through the French Quarter, the historic heart of New Orleans, where mazes of cobblestone streets front centuries-old buildings. The low-lying Atchafalaya Basin sprawls a width of more than 150 miles, a remarkable world of swamp and bayou. Louisiana campgrounds near Lafayette let you celebrate local Cajun culture in food, dance and attractions like Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park.