Louisiana’s Unique Christmas Bonfire Tradition Brings a Few Surprises

Louisiana’s Unique Christmas Bonfire Tradition Brings a Few Surprises

Sometimes, the best Christmas lights aren’t found on a tree or in a store window. They’re found on the levees along the Mississippi River in Louisiana. Christmas Eve bonfires are a unique tradition you probably won’t find outside Louisiana. Typically, they are built on 15- 20 ft. teepee-shaped pyres. If you pass by the area during the month of December, you will most likely see the rows of tall wooden pyramids, waiting for their time to shine. But leave it to good ol’ Cajun creativity and ingenuity to improve on tradition. In past…Read more
The Ruby Falls Christmas Underground: a Thrilling Holiday Adventure in Chattanooga, TN

The Ruby Falls Christmas Underground: a Thrilling Holiday Adventure in Chattanooga, TN

Right about now, kids all over the world are thinking of Santa Claus and his elves, busily making toys and preparing for Christmas at the North Pole. Well, those kids would most likely be surprised and excited to learn about a secret underground passageway that leads to the North Pole at one of the oldest and most popular attractions in the Southeast, Ruby Falls! Located deep inside Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Ruby Falls is a 145 foot waterfall which has been named one of the Ten Most Incredible Cave Waterfalls on Earth. Getting to the…Read more
Minden, LA’s Fasching Festival: A German Holiday Celebration

Minden, LA’s Fasching Festival: A German Holiday Celebration

This time of year, when people think of holidays, it's not usually Mardi Gras that's on their minds.  But in Minden, LA, Carnival season starts in November, thanks to the town's German heritage. In Germany, "Fasching" (also called "Karneval") officially begins on November 11 at 11:11 am and ends on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. This Saturday, November 21, Minden will be hosting their "Fasching Fifth Season" celebration in their historic downtown district, which will be all decked out for the holidays. This charming city in the piney woods area of northwest Louisiana is well-suited…Read more