Louisiana, USA

Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana

In Louisiana, counties are known as parishes.

Why is this?

Louisiana was officially Roman Catholic under both France and Spains rule. The boudaries dividing the territories generally coincided with church parishes. Through each change in her history, Louisiana never diviated from those primary civil divisions and they have been known as parishes ever since.

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Welcome to Pack your Bags Travel Planning!

It has not only been a long dream of mine to travel the world, but to help you do the same.

I have often hoped to inspire others to go out and explore the world, and now I hope to take it a step further and actually help get you there!

When we first started traveling, I was incredibly nervous about everything! Did I pick the right hotel? Are we going to find everything we are looking for? Did we pack to little? Too much? What if we run out of this or that?…

I am here to help you get over whatever fear, or hurdle you have that’s standing in the way of you getting out there and going on that grand adventure!

Maybe you’ve always thought that it’s going to cost too much, or just plainly, you don’t know where to begin…

Leave all of that to me and get ready to go on that adventure!!

I am so happy to start this new venture and I can’t wait to help make your dreams a reality!

And as always, stay tuned!

The beautiful island of Majorca, Spain

An Adventure awaits…

There is always a certain anticipation that come with an upcoming trip…

Did I plan everything correctly? Did I plan too much?

Too little?


But then you think…

No matter what happens with the “planned”, it’s always the unplanned that is the real adventure!

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