For me, the allure of New Orleans is in its serendipity and simplicity. I’m happy just to stroll its historic streets, waiting for a wedding party to fill Jackson Square or a parade to roll by.
Hold on: We’re about to swing from cities to swamps on a Louisiana and Arkansas road trip. There’ll be airboats and riverboats; swamp tours and carriage tours; grand plantations to the cabin connected with Twelve Years a Slave. That mélange is Louisiana—a land where cultures have mingled for centuries; where locals honor those influences with a kaleidoscope of food, music and celebrations you can experience today. Be sure to fit in Arkansas as well. You won't be sorry! If you're looking for swamps, mountains, nature, art, food, scenery...pick your passion, or try them all.