Lake Charles, Louisiana
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 Contact Brownie Shott, 832-295-5715  or btshott@FrontDeskUSA.com

 Contact Brownie Shott, 832-295-5715  or btshott@FrontDeskUSA.com

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Timeline PhotosI’ve been hosting travel shows for 21 years and in that time I have gone thru 9-11 where I had to get back to work a week after, the financial crisis of 2007 There was H1N1, floods, fires and volcanic eruptions. All of these events abruptly changed my immediate course of travel and threatened to change how we travel as a whole. But one thing I’ve learned in two decades is that Travel Comes Back.

I’ve also learned that when I watch the news it feels like the world is ending and when I head outside in my community as well as travel abroad I know it is not.

Clearly there are people who should not be traveling now —also obvious where we can’t go for awhile. But what is unclear and therefore most difficult to take is how unpredictable all our lives have become.

But Travel Comes Back.

And soon you will want to go somewhere anywhere to prove that as human beings it is impossible for us to keep our social distance.

As of March 11 there are no federal guidelines stopping any travel in the United States. International travel makes us uneasy because of how rapidly things are changing. Believe me, I get it. It’s not just me I worry about but 6 crew members who I love as well as caring about the people we interact with.

A little fact that I know and love is that simply the act of PLANNING travel puts us in the same psychological happy-go-lucky place as BEING in a destination. Did you know that?

So dream and PLAN your next trip for this spring and summer because right now your Mental Health is just as important. What makes us happier makes us healthier.
Here are 3 things to know:
1. Most airlines are waving fees for future travel. Check the airlines
2. Get a Travel Agent. their job is to navigate this world and be your advocate. AAA travel agents are a great source of knowledge and peace of mind. Full disclosure they help fund my travel series on PBS and I’m really proud of them and their support of me.
3. Call cruiselines, hotels travel outfitters. talk to a person about their cancellation fee. they want to hear from you and are doing a lot so you’ll come.

In the words of Steve Perry (who I once had a dream we hosted a travel show together).
“Don’t Stop Believing”.
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5 days ago

Visit Lake Charles

Serving up your local SWLA favorites at home!🏡 Tag your favorite restaurants below and let everyone know what they should try next👇⠀

Thank you John O'Donnell for sharing and supporting our local brewery Crying Eagle Brewing 🍺⠀

For a list of all restaurants offering take out, delivery, and drive-thru, visit our website: visitlakecharles.org/update⠀

#VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground #onlylouisiana #feedyoursoul #eatswla #chuckeats
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Serving up your local SWLA favorites at home!🏡 Tag your favorite restaurants below and let everyone know what they should try next👇⠀
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Thank you John ODonnell for sharing and supporting our local brewery Crying Eagle Brewing 🍺⠀
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For a list of all restaurants offering take out, delivery, and drive-thru, visit our website: visitlakecharles.org/update⠀
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#VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground #OnlyLouisiana #FeedYourSoul #EatSWLA #ChuckEats

5 days ago

Visit Lake Charles

Here's an easy guide on social distancing Southwest Louisiana style! 🐊🦀

#stayhome #staysafe #seeyousoon #VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground
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Heres an easy guide on social distancing Southwest Louisiana style! 🐊🦀

#StayHome #StaySafe #SeeYouSoon #VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground

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Serving up your local SWLA favorites at home!🏡 Tag your favorite restaurants below and let everyone know what they should try next👇⠀
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Thank you John O'Donnell for sharing and supporting our local brewery Crying Eagle Brewing 🍺⠀
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For a list of all restaurants offering take out, delivery, and drive-thru, visit our website: visitlakecharles.org/update⠀
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#VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground #OnlyLouisiana #FeedYourSoul #EatSWLA #ChuckEats
Here's an easy guide on social distancing Southwest Louisiana style! 🐊🦀

#StayHome #StaySafe #SeeYouSoon #VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground
We can't wait to enjoy sunsets together with you when the time is right. Until then, stay home and stay healthy. See you soon ☀️🌊

📷 Ryan Beeson

#StayHome #StaySafe #TourismAwaits #SeeYouSoon #VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground Essentially America
Tired of cooking? Have a large family to feed? Fear not! Many Southwest Louisiana restaurants are offering family-style meals by take out, delivery, and drive-thru.🍽🌮🍔🍕⠀
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For a list of all restaurants offering take out, delivery, and drive-thru, visit our website: visitlakecharles.org/update⠀
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#VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground #OnlyLouisiana #FeedYourSoul #EatSWLA #ChuckEats #barbecue
Life is too short to miss out on double cheeseburgers 🍔😋⠀
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📍 Botsky's
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#VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground #GetDOWNtownLC #OnlyLouisiana #FeedYourSoul #EatSWLA #ChuckEats #foodie #burger
Saturday sunsets 🌅 ☀️ ⠀
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📍 Prien Lake⠀
📷 Ryan Beeson
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#VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground #OnlyLouisiana #FeedYourSoul
That golden hour glow 🌞 Where is your favorite place to catch the sunset in Southwest Louisiana? 🌅 
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📍Bord du lac Marina⠀
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#VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground #GetDOWNtownLC #OnlyLouisiana #FeedYourSoul #sunset
Already thinking about lunch? Yeah, us too😋🍴
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Visit our website for a list of SWLA restaurants offering to-go, curbside, or delivery 🚚 👉 visitlakecharles.org/update

#VisitLakeCharles #LouisianasPlayground #GetDOWNtownLC #OnlyLouisiana #FeedYourSoul #EatSWLA #ChuckEats restaurant calla