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The Legend of the Honey Island Swamp Monster

It’s dusk on the bayou. The sun sets in the Western sky and illuminates the Louisiana horizon a wondrous glow. Moss-filled cypress trees cast their gloomy shadows, the water is ominously still, and crickets chirp in the distance. Suddenly, leaves on the ground start to crackle to the rhythm of stomping footsteps, bushes rustle, and an awful smell permeates the …

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The Mystery of Marie Laveau: Louisiana’s Voodoo Queen

Just a few blocks from the banks of the mighty Mississippi River and on the outskirts of the historic French Quarter, there lies one of the oldest and most well-known landmarks in New Orleans. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 opened in 1789 and, through guided tours, presents an opportunity for sightseers to marvel at the graveyard’s captivating architecture. Because much …

Three Meals You Can Make Entirely from Canned Goods

Canned goods are some of the most valuable items we keep in our pantries. Why? Well, they’re easy to store, they last a long time, they’re already portioned making meal-prepping super simple, and best of all—they’re cheap! I spent a whopping $23 for all the canned goods I needed—yes, just $23 for three whole recipes! When we were brainstorming ideas …

Spotlight On Randazzo's Italian Market

Spotlight On: Randazzo’s Italian Market

“From the hills of Italy, to the bayou country.” At Pelican, we appreciate local businesses that value excellence in what they offer as well as serving their community. We also appreciate good food. Whether it’s someone’s birthday, any holiday, and any occasion in between, food is involved. Every. Single. Time. In February 2020, some members of the Marketing team at …

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Camping Trips on a Budget

Camping has always been something I’ve enjoyed doing. While it may not be the most luxurious of vacations, camping can be extremely fun and relaxing. As a kid, we would go on camping trips for the weekend to spend some quality time with family and wind down from the busy week that preceded. A weekend of sitting by the fire, …

Jean Lafitte Treasure Mystery

Jean Lafitte: Mystery of the Unfound Treasure

There’s mystery afoot! A treasured mystery, that is. Stories of hidden treasures have been told time and time again in children’s books, video games, shows, and movies—but what if they weren’t made up just for the sake of storytelling? What if these stories are factual? History suggests there is a possibility that hidden treasures—gold coins, doubloons, precious jewelry—are somewhere beneath …