FeaturesMagazineIN THIS ISSUE January/February 2017


History Runs Deep
Named after the Mississippi River, the Magnolia State is celebrating 200 years of its distinctive culture, food, and music.

New Thrills
Orlando’s Disney and Universal parks plan expansions for 2017.

It’s a Party at the Lake
In southwest Louisiana, Mardi Gras cooks with a different flavor.

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Book Nook
New Louisiana cookbook captures the best of Creole and Cajun cultures.

Word Up
For bibliophiles, these literary-inspired spots can be the perfect muse for a thoughtful getaway.

Southern Sailings
Carnival Cruise Line departing from Mobile, Ala., again.

A Fork In The Road
Cajun Boudin
Johnson’s Boucanière in Lafayette links the past with present, creating authentic flavors.

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New Directions
Protecting Those Who Protect Us

horseTravel Treasures
Enjoy Mississippi governorís open door policy at home. Cowboy up in Lafayette. More.

Drivers Seat
Speeding and distraction among the top mistakes teens make while driving. Tips to help keep teen drivers safe. More.