Swamp tours, boudin, beer, Zydeco and more in Louisiana

Houston Life explores history, culture and road trip fun in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, LA – Houston Life is headed east to Louisiana to explore the Cajun country!

We will learn the story of Louisiana’s early settlers at Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park as Derrick gets a lesson about the way early settlers lived and worked.

Lenny Juarez will get up close with wildlife on an airboat tour of the Atchafalaya Basin Swamp. See what he encounters along the way!

Local musicians will share the music of Louisiana and help us understand how Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop music came to be.

Mel Camp will sample her way through Cajun country with some of the best bites in the South. (Pro Tip: Don’t forget to try the boudin! It has its own festival here.)

Then, we will cool off with a cold one with a tour of Parish Brewing Company. While many know the brewery for its popular “Ghost in the Machine” double IPA, Parish has so much more to offer.

👉 Are you interested in experiencing Lafayette yourself? Houston Life paid sponsor Lafayette Travel invites you to visit https://www.lafayettetravel.com/getaway/ to learn more details about their sweepstakes, including a chance to win a three-day, two-night getaway to Lafayette, Louisiana. The prize includes a two-night hotel stay and a Cajun Country VIP pass for access to local attractions. The sweepstakes is not sponsored or endorsed by KPRC Houston.

Watch the full show in the video above.

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Field producer by day. Cruise director by night to a busy, foodie, outdoorsy family, which includes two sports loving boys and one craft beer loving husband.