Strap on an American flag motorcycle helmet a la Easy Rider and embark on a food-driven road trip through the highways and byways -- and swamps and bayous -- of Louisiana. There’s so much more to see and do (and eat) in this state than what we hold close to the vest in New Orleans, so get out there and explore this state with abandon. More often than not, you’ll find that the people are friendly, the scenery is resplendent, the hospitality is off the charts, and the cuisine... well, Louisiana food really speaks for itself, doesn't it? If you have a few hours and a full tank of gas, here’s where you need to be headed for the full-on Pelican State experience.
Cajun Boudin Trail
Kentucky might have its trail of bourbon distillers, and California its fine vintages, but here in the Pelican State, we have a trail dedicated to sausage! Not just any sausage, either -- we’re talking Cajun boudin, that incomparable mixture of pork, rice, and spices (in a natural casing, always) beloved by locals, and folks around the world who have discovered how great this stuff is. When the weather is good and you’re looking to try the best our state has to offer, this is a worthy weekend road trip for carnivores. And don't rule out gas stations; everyone who’s anyone round here knows that these spots purvey some of the finest boudin blanc on the planet.