Louisiana

    Take a Tour of the Tabasco Pepper Sauce Factory in Louisiana (1)

    2/24/17 •

    Add some zing to your next trip to southern Louisiana with a tour of the Tabasco Pepper Sauce Factory on Avery Island. To get there, you take a 50-cent ferry ride across a small channel to Avery Island, one of five salt-dome islands along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast. This salt–a key ingredient in Tabasco sauce —…

    Cat Island National Widlife Refuge Near St. Francisville in Louisiana

    1/06/15 •

    Cypress Tree Near St. Francisville. Photo by Henry Cancienne. In the beautiful Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge outside St. Francisville, Louisiana, I found the national champion bald cypress tree — it’s 83 feet tall, 54 feet in circumference and 17 feet in diameter! Just to give you a sense of scale, that’s me next to…