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Pink Traveler: Mardi Gras That’s Not Too Far

In less than three hours (four if you decide to pack before jumping into your car), you can be neck-deep in the Mardi Gras spirit. Sure, you can always partake in the wild parades and non-stop debauchery of New Orleans, but it’ll cost you a pretty penny for the privilege unless you have friends with a particularly comfortable sofa sleeper. […]

Zip Into Louisiana

The craziest thing you’ve ever done in Louisiana no longer requires showing body parts for shiny plastic beads. Instead, it involves keeping those same appendages out of the path of giant chomping alligators. Welcome to Shreveport-Bossier, a delightful pairing of cities with more than their fair share of Southern charm and eccentric characters. With gambling at multiple casinos, horse racing, […]

Pink Traveler: Christmas On Steroids

The long weekend is so close we can smell it. And it has distinct aromas of cinnamon, sugar and cloves. With more than a subtle hint of gingerbread. If you’re like us, sometimes you need a little nudge to get into the holiday spirit. Thankfully, we’ve found a place more magically gay than the group shower in Santa’s Bath House […]

Shreveport: River Cruise

There’s nothing glamorous about the Red River Cruise and salty Captain Sandy. And no, that’s not the boat above. But it is one of the many interesting things you’ll see along this cruise up and down the Red River. There are people fishing, riverboat casinos, and all sorts of interesting sites to behold. Bring your own Dueling Banjos music. Call […]

Shreveport: Eats

In Louisiana, no one can hear you scream…that you’re hungry. Because they’re hellbent on feeding you, and feeding you well. From traditional Cajun influences to fine dining, there’s something for everyone. At Columbia Cafe, a charming little bungalow, breakfast is the order of the day. Known for flavorful omelettes, it’s a hip and funky place. Even though the waitress we […]

Shreveport: Drinks

One of the best things about Louisiana is its drive-through daiquiri joints. People will fight you over which one is the greatest, but everybody is allowed their opinion. We were taken to Cajun Daquiris on East 70th Street, which we were promised is a much more “authentic” version that other locations of the same brand. This one definitely had character. […]

Shreveport: Hilton

Located next to the Shreveport Convention Center, the Hilton is one of the best hotels in town. It’s central to the vibrant downtown district and features all the amenities you’d hope to have. A comfortable bed, decent bath products, and amenties like a rooftop pool, jacuzzi and fitness center make it an ideal home away from home. If you like […]

Shreveport: Gay Bars

Shreveport gay bars are nothing fancy, but they’re a lot of fun. We don’t know the official stats, but from what we’ve found online, we visited two of the three gay bars in town. Korner Lounge, despite the fact that we loathe anything spelled with a “K” in place of the correct “C”, is a tiny bar that’s full of […]

Shreveport: Museums

Culture is alive and well in Shreveport and most of the museums are free. What a concept! We visited a few, but have two that are well worth the visit. The R.W. Norton Art Gallery & Museum is vast and has a rather unusual permanent collection. The room full of creepy old dolls is always enjoyable, but it’s the Western […]

Shreveport: Gators & Friends

It’s Alligator Soup! The only thing scarier than a trip to Gators & Friends is a few minutes watching Fox News’ “Fox & Friends”. But seriously, check out that picture. There are literally dozens of alligators swimming in this murky swamp water. And we loved watching every creepy second. The park boasts gigantic full-size alligators, the chance to have your photo […]