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Christmas Eve Tradition in Louisiana: Bonfires on the Levee {w/ Video}

Destinations all over the globe celebrate this time of year according to the local culture. Here in Louisiana, we light the way for Papa Noel on Christmas Eve with the tradition of bonfires on the levee. There are two versions of how this tradition started, but no matter the origins, this is a wonderful way…

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Lunch in Louisiana – Nottoway Plantation

The first time I visited Nottoway Plantation, I was a bit disappointed. The grounds felt bare at the time and the stark whiteness of the exterior of the home coupled with the immense all white ballroom felt devoid of warmth and comfort. At the time the home was undergoing changes in details that weren’t yet…