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Michael has a BA in History & American Studies and an MSc in American History from the University of Edinburgh. He comes from a proud military family and has spent most of his career as an educator in the Middle East and Asia. His passion is travel, and he seizes any opportunity to share his experiences in the most immersive way possible, whether at sea or on the land.

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Points of Interest

North Toledo Bend State Park, (9 miles southwest of Zwolle off LA 3229), Located on Toledo Bend Reservoir, the park offers fishing, picnicking, boat launch, improved campsites, 10 vacation cabins, group camp facilities, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, pavilion, playgrounds, trails and a conference center.

Fort Jesup State Historic Site, (6 miles east of Many off LA 6, formerly the "San Antonio Trace") The site of a fort established in 1822 by Zachary Taylor to secure the western border of the U.S. frontier. It features the original field kitchen, a replica of officers' quarters which serves as a museum and visitors center, and interpretive programs.

Mansfield State Historic Site, (4 miles south of Mansfield on LA 175) The site of the last major Confederate victoryof the Civil War. Visitors may take daily tours, see interpretive programs, spend time in the museum with its comprehensive collectionof CivilWar artifacts,and walk the trailthrough the battlefield area.

Rebel State Historic Site, (3 miles northwest of Marthaville on State Hwy. 1221, and 25 miles west of Natchitoches and I-49) Features the gravesite of an unknown Confederate soldier and is home of the Louisiana Country Music Museum. An amphitheater offers concerts featuring gospel, country and folk music, as well as the Annual Fiddling Championship.

Los Adaes State Historic Site, (1 mile northeast of Robeline on LA Hwy. 485) The 14-acre site located on the "El Camino Real" near Natchitoches features the remains of a Spanish fort built in the 1700s to protect Texas from the French. It is a major archaeological site and offers interpretive programs.

Historic Town of Natchitoches, (Off I-49 on Cane River Lake) The oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, it has a 33-block Historic Landmark District featuring Creole architecture, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, shops and historic homes.

Cane River Country, (South of Natchitoches along LA 1) Features some of the South's oldest plantation homes situated along the 32-mile oxbow-shaped Cane River Lake. The countryside is dotted with pecan orchards, cotton farms, historic landmarks, plantations, and churches.


Bed and Breakfasts

Abigail's Cottage B&B, 332 Second Street, 800-489-6621
Ackel House B&B, 146 Jefferson Street, 318-352-3748
Beau Fort Plantation, 4078 Hwy 494, 318-352-5340
Blessed House B&B, 318 Nelken Street, 866-253-7347
Breazeale House B&B, 926 Washington Street, 318-352-5630
Casa Rio B&B, 1326 Williams Avenue, 318-356-5698
Chaplin House B&B, 434 Second Street, 318-352-2324
Chateau D'Terre B&B, 109 Jamar Drive, 888-798-6566
Chez des Amis B&B, 910 Washington Street, 318-352-2647
Chinkapin on the River, 428 Williams Ave., 866-870-7635
Cloutier Townhouse, 416 Jefferson Street, 877-699-8471
Creighton Place, 230 Jefferson St., 318-354-1135
Cunningham Cottage, 305 Rue Poete, 318-214-9299
Ducournau Square, 750 Front Street, 318-352-1774
Fleur de Lis Inn, 336 Second Street, 800-489-6621
French Quarters B&B, 104 Rue Poete, 318-352-3123
Good House B&B, 314 Rue Poete Street, 800-441-8343
Green Gables B&B, 201 Pine Street, 318-352-5580
Jefferson House B&B, 229 Jefferson Street, 800-342-3957
Judge Porter House, 321 Second Street, 800-441-8343
Keegan-Cook House,143 Chaplin Loop, 318-472-8610
La Maison de Riviere, 459 Jefferson Street, 318-352-5885
Levy-East House B&B, 358 Jefferson Street, 800-840-0662
Little Shadows on Cane River, 608 Williams Avenue, 888-356-5570
Log Cabin on Cane River, 614 Williams Avenue, 318-357-0520
Magnolia Plantation, 5487 Hwy 119, 318-379-2221
Maison Louisiane Historic B&B, 332 Jefferson Street, 800-264-8991
Petit Tarn Guesthouse, 612 Williams Avenue, 877-699-8471
Pierson River House, 630 Williams Avenue, 800-342-3957
Queen Anne B&B,125 Pine Street, 888-685-1585
Rusca House B&B, 124 Rue Poete, 318-356-7118
Starlight Plantation, 2228 Hwy 494, 800-866-8893
T House B&B, 869 Washington Street, 318-352-0859
Tante Huppe Inn, 424 Jefferson Street, 800-482-4276
Violet Hill B&B, 917 Washington Street, 318-357-0858


Chandlers Camp, LA Hwy 9 on Black Lake, Creston, 318-875-2222
Country Living RV Park, I49 @ Exit 155 (Ajax Exit), 318-796-2543
Dogwood Ridge, 5060 Highway 3278, 318-352-8619
Mayberry RV Park, 5650 Highway 1 Bypass, 318-352-9082
Nakatosh RV Park, Highway 6 @ I49, 318-352-0911
Sibley Lake RV Park, Highway 3110, 318-352-6708

Hotels and Motels

Best Western Motel, 5135 Hwy 6 West @ I-49, 800-528-1234
Church Street Inn, 120 Church Street, 318-715-8885
Comfort Inn, 5362 Hwy 6 West @ I-49, 800-228-5150
Days Inn, 1000 College Avenue, 800-329-7466
Hampton Inn, 5300 Hwy 6 West @ I-49, 800-426-7866
Holiday Inn Express, 5131 Hwy 6 West @ I-49, 800-465-4329
Lakeview Inn, 1318 Washington Street, 318-352-9561
Microtel Inn and Suites, 5335 Hwy 6 West @ I-49, 888-771-7171
Ramada Inn, 7624 Hwy 1 Bypass, 888-252-8281
Super 8 Motel, 801 Hwy 3110 Bypass, 800-800-8000

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