Tucked away in the little town of Darrow, Louisiana is a gem of a place called The Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. Known as the “crown jewel of Louisiana’s river road” it is a property that is steeped in historical significance, and has ben restored to reflect the splendor that Southern Plantation homes have long been associated with. Taking a tour of the Houmas House Plantation while walking through this fairy tale setting with my dog at my side and an ice cold drink in my hand was absolutely blissful.
Weird. Wacky. Eccentric. Wonderful. Junky. All of these words have been used to describe the Abita Mystery House (aka the UCM Museum) in the Louisiana North Shore community of Abita Springs. After spending some time there I can assure you that all of them are 100% accurate. Prior to our arrival in the area we heard musings about this roadside attraction that is self-described as “Louisiana’s Most Eccentric Atttraction” but we absolutely weren’t prepared for what awaited us behind it’s bright red door…
Airline travel is a fact of life for many people, whether it is the busy businessman headed to the next meeting or the family on its way to Disneyworld. Although leaving on a jet plane can be a fun and exciting experience, dealing with airports is often frustrating, confusing and stressful. The long lines at security, trying to get comfortable on those metal chairs and less-than-appetizing food options can make for a stressful situation. These tips can help reduce your stress and make airports less intimidating.
For aviation enthusiasts the words Harris Hill and soaring have long been synonymous. That’s because the small city of Elmira, NY is home to the one of the country’s largest manufacturers of gliders. On top of that, Harris Hill has also been the site of countless national and international soaring competitions. Being lovers of all things aviation, we decided to see what soaring was all about with a visit to the National Soaring Museum and Harris Hill Soaring in Elmira, NY.
Watkins Glen, NY has a long and deep automotive racing history. The city has gone from hosting the towns first road race back in 1948 to hosting global events at the Watkins Glen International Speedway. It’s only natural then that Watkins Glen would be home to the International Motor Racing Research Center.
It’s no secret that we here at The Constant Rambler love coffee. I find it necessary to function and essential to a happy day. This is one of the reasons that I adore Starbucks. Since becoming a blogger though, my love for this company has grown and now I find that they have become a necessity to my travel lifestyle.
Established in 1852, the Hotel Fauchere was recognized as a historic landmark in Milford, Pennsylvania in 1980. Delighted to stay in the romantic Poconos, the Hotel Fauchere was an excellent choice for a fun little getaway.
Ahh Fall. It’s one of our most enjoyable times of year. The trees are ablaze with incredible colors, there’s a cool crisp bite to the air, and everything is suddenly available in the seemingly unescapable flavor of Pumpkin Spice. Perhaps our favorite part of the season though, is that communities nationwide come together with festivals celebrating the bountiful harvest. Of course here in West Virginia they celebrate the fall just a little bit differently: with a Road Kill Cook- Off. Yes you read that correctly, I said Road Kill Cook-Off. Join us as as we explore the local culture at this year’s West Virginia Roadkill Cook-off & Autumn Harvest Festival and see what makes Pocahontas County so special.
Dinosaur BBQ restaurant in Syracuse is a well-known biker bar that serves great grub and the beer flows freely. My kind of place. We didn’t ride over here (we took the much more boring form of transportation also known as walking), but we did come across too many motorcycles to count parked all around the place. Upon first inspection, this quirky restaurant seemed very out of place for Syracuse, but after crossing the front lines and walking in the door, I could see why people, locals and visitors alike, flock here for a fun time and great barbecue.
The American South has come to the craft beer game a little late, but what they lack in variety they seem to make up with in quality and quantity. This is perhaps most true in the state of Louisiana. In order to call attention to their budding brewery business, Louisiana decided to do something special and put together the Louisiana Brewery Trail. When we heard that such a beast existed, there was only one thing that came to mind: ROAD TRIP!! See what breweries are a must-visit, and where you should stop if you are planning on Road Tripping the Louisiana Brewery Trail.