Shreveport is Mad for Mudbugs!

Shreveport is Mad for Mudbugs!

Accordions and fiddles belt out a lively Zydeco rhythm and the smell of boiled crawfish fills the air.  It's the annual Mudbug Madness Festival in Shreveport, LA and you don't want to miss it! On May 24-27, this northern Louisiana city takes on a south LA flavor and celebrates the crawfish or "mudbug" with Cajun food and music that define its southern traditions. Beginning in the eighties as a two-day street festival in downtown Shreveport, Mudbug Madness has become one of Louisiana’s largest and most popular festivals, featuring well-known Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Jazz artists,…Read more
Experience “The Hunger Games” on location in North Carolina!

Experience “The Hunger Games” on location in North Carolina!

  Remember when the movie "The DaVinci Code" came out and suddenly European travel promos were advertising DaVinci tours, featuring visits to many of the pivotal spots mentioned in the story? More recently, the Twilight movie series gave a boost to travel in Washington state.  Now, North Carolina's got its own Hollywood blockbuster to promote -- "The Hunger Games".  From waterfalls near Hendersonville to abandoned buildings in Shelby, the film, which opened in March 2012 was shot entirely in North Carolina.    If you've been living under a rock and haven't heard about…Read more
Fast Horses and High Fashion Converge at The Kentucky Derby!

Fast Horses and High Fashion Converge at The Kentucky Derby!

It's one of the most exciting two minutes in sports! Also known as "The Run for the Roses", the Kentucky Derby is held each year on the first weekend in May at Louisville’s Churchill Downs.  This year, the big event falls on May 5. The Kentucky Derby itself is just a one-and-one-quarter mile horse race, over in about two minutes but, as the first leg of the "Triple Crown", horse-racing's highest achievement, it's an important event.  Live attendance at the Derby surpasses that of any other major stakes race in the United States.…Read more