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Lauren Heffker

Plate Lunch Trail

[caption id="attachment_2739" align="alignnone" width="980"] Photo by Lucie Monk-Carter.[/caption] On the classic Cajun combo: Regional cuisine served hot and ready Imagine: it’s lunchtime, and you’re hungry. You don’t have much time to get a bite to eat, but you can’t bring yourself to join the…

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Where to get your next drink in St. Martin Parish

[caption id="attachment_2725" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Patrons enjoy a flight of beers at Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville, LA on November 29, 2019 . Photo by Paul Kieu.[/caption] Craft Cocktails, Bayou Brews, and Specialty Spirits Cajuns are known to work hard and play harder, hence the…

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5 Paddle Routes to Try in St. Martin

[caption id="attachment_2689" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo courtesy of John Williams.[/caption] South Louisiana is known for its many bodies of water, from the region's swamps and bayous to its rivers and lakes, all teeming with natural beauty and wild bounty. Luckily, some of the Bayou…

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A Tale of Four Cities: St. Martin Parish, Personified

[caption id="attachment_2670" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Photo by Frank McMains.[/caption] With a tagline like "Where Cajun Began," it comes as no surprise that St. Martin Parish is a place where the roots run deep. In fact, we take it as a point of pride that many of the families who call St…

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St. Martinville: Cajun Country's “Petit Paris"

St. Martin Parish, personified: Danielle Fontenette Danielle Fontenette hasn’t lived in St. Martinville her entire life. She was born in New York and didn’t move “back,” as she puts it, until she was nineteen years old. But really,St. Martinville has been home to her for much longer than that. “I…

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Breaux Bridge: Crawfish, a Chevy, and Cajun to the Core

[caption id="attachment_2593" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo courtesy of Ray Pellerin.[/caption] St. Martin Parish, personified: Ray Pellerin If you want to get to grips with Breaux Bridge past and present, take a seat opposite lifelong resident Ray Pellerin. His people have been in…

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Henderson: Gateway to the Atchafalaya Basin

[caption id="attachment_2594" align="alignnone" width="600"] Mayor Sherbin Collette demonstrates his crawfishing equipment outside of his Henderson home. [/caption] St. Martin Parish, personified: Sherbin Collette Sherbin Collette has been the mayor of Henderson for sixteen years. But ask him what…

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Hop Aboard a Houseboat

An Atchafalaya accommodation unlike any other The Atchafalaya Basin is undoubtedly Louisiana at its most wild; the most concentrated, unfiltered version of this Sportsman’s Paradise that surrounds us. This pristine wilderness is actually highly accessible—half of the basin’s one million acres are…

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Swamp Tour Tales

A one-on-one basin excursion with St. Martin guide Wendy Thibodeaux For swamp tour guide Wendy Thibodeaux, it's sharing the natural beauty of her home state with visitors and converting them into believers that makes her job special. "I like to see them fall in love with Louisiana, if only for the…

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