Haunted Old State Capitol building in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Real Haunted Places in Louisiana

19 Real Haunted Places in Louisiana Sure to Scare You

Voodoo queens, headless ghosts, war heroes and singing spirits occupy buildings across the state of Louisiana. Forget those “spooky” haunted houses that rely on jump scares from people in rubber masks. Make your way to one of these real haunted places in Louisiana for a real fright. 1. Bentley Hotel in Alexandria, Louisiana The Bentley Hotel is a classic hotel …

Soileau's Dinner Club - Opelousas, Louisiana

Spotlight On: Soileau’s in Opelousas, Louisiana

Fried chicken is as southern as sweet tea and gumbo, but the down-home comfort food has made its way onto restaurant menus across the country. This classic southern favorite is a popular dish at a small, local restaurant in Opelousas, Louisiana, called Soileau’s Dinner Club. Soileau’s is well-known in Opelousas due to their long standing in the city. Although Soileau’s …

Where to Get the Best Burgers in Louisiana

Where to Get the Best Burgers in Louisiana

Who doesn’t love a good hamburger? When you’re craving one, finally getting an awesome, juicy local burger can make a bad day good and a good day even better! We thought we’d spotlight some hidden gems around Louisiana that can cook up the best burger. Yeah, we can hear your tummy growling from here. We’re not judging. We chose a …

Denham Springs Free Kids Bike Race Recap

“You cannot let him ride that bike in public,” said my husband Wes. Our 3-year-old son had hit a growth spurt and suddenly looked like a clown on his tiny red tricycle. After enduring a heavy guilt trip, I gave my blessing for Wes to take Parker to Academy Sports to buy a new bike at 8 pm (bedtime) the …

5 Things You NEED to Do in Alexandria, Louisiana

5 Things You NEED to Do in Alexandria, Louisiana

Alexandria is located in Rapides Parish right in the heart of Louisiana. They’ve even taken that name to heart, adopting their central location as the city’s slogan, The Heart of Louisiana. Beyond being known for their important historical and cultural significance to Central Louisiana, the city is also well-known for their ability to put on a good time! We’ve gathered …

helping children with post-disaster depression

Helping Children with Post-Disaster Depression

Not having any kids of my own or family in the area to worry about, I clung to my phone during the flood, watching and waiting to make sure my co-workers and their families were safe. While my friends in northern Louisiana posted their kids’ back to school pictures, I hoped that all the children I saw staying afloat in …

Cute Budget Date Ideas in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Cute Budget Date Ideas in Baton Rouge

Ask any residents of the Red Stick and they’ll tell you just how beautiful the city of Baton Rouge is. Scenic views of city landmarks and amazing after-hours events are almost around every corner, so there’s always something to do in the city! It might seem hard to find a cute date idea in Baton Rouge on a budget, but …

Trafficking Hope in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Hope House

Spotlight On: Trafficking Hope in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

One of our favorite things to do is give back to charity. Each year, Pelican team members choose a Charity of the Year to focus all of our giving efforts on. Our employee volunteer and fundraising committee, Beak Squad, works together to find fun, creative ways to donate to charity at Pelican – stuff like bake-off competitions, painting nights and …

Adult Kickball Game in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Trust Me, Kickball Isn’t Just for Kids

Every Monday in the spring and fall, I clock out for the day and switch out my marketing shoes for a pair of cleats. Cleats that I got on sale, of course. I have a borderline obsession with working. There is not much that can pull me away from work at Pelican State Credit Union – there’s my husband (he’ll tell …