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Swamp Tours with Cajun Encounters

Cajun Encounters Tour Company Swamp Tour Located at 55345 on US-90 in Slidell, LA GRADING Overall Score: A Cost: B (Without hotel pickup, adults: $29, kids 12 and under: $19) Fun Potential: B Recommended?: Yes…

Hiking Dos Cabezas – Arizona

This is a guest post by Mitch Stevens, founder and lead guide for Southwest Discoveries, a hiking and adventure company based in Tucson. In this article, he writes about climbing up Dos Cabezas, a mountain range known for its twin granite peaks (thus the name “two heads” in Spanish). Read on as he takes us along with him on his journey to the peak of Dos Cabezas, beginning with his exhilaration at the summit.   Dos Cabezas – Hiking a Desert Classic After two hours of steep off-trail scrambling, including climbing underneath a giant chock stone propped…

A Visit to Besthoff Sculpture Garden – City Park, New Orleans

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden – New Orleans Museum of Art One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park New Orleans, Louisiana GRADING: A Touring Information: Admission Fee: FREE Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm Open 7 days a week (closed on holidays) Outside the New Orleans Museum of Art, you can find the 5 acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in a beautiful wooded setting. Located within City Park, this garden of art also contains a lagoon, sitting areas, a garden of irises, and moss-covered oak trees.  Created in 2003, the…

Reviewing Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World

Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World 1380 Port of New Orleans Place New Orleans, LA 70130 GRADING – B Admission prices: Adult – $19.95 Child (2-11 years old) – $12.95 Seniors (65+) and students (with college ID) – $15.95 **Parking on site – $15 Touring Information: Located on the banks of the Mississippi River, the studio is open 7 days a week from 9:00am- 5:30pm, with the first tour beginning at 9:30am; the last tour begins at 4:30pm. Tours are given every half hour and are around an hour long. Mardi…