JAN 2018

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6. cUstoMized itineraries When the work is done, the Northshore is a great place to play. Additional services like spouse tours in Northshore shopping districts and customized off site activities such as touring Honey Island Swamp and Global Wildlife Center, or tastings at Pontchartrain Vineyards and Abita Brewery are available. Just ask a member of our sales team for suggestions and let them customize a tour of St. Tammany for you and your group. 7. faMiLy-friendLy attractions Bring the family along and plan a work vacay. With family- friendly attractions like a Global Wildlife Center's safari, Insta-Gator ranch hatchery tours (you can hold, touch, or even help hatch baby gators), and eco tours of Honey Island Swamp, there are plenty of things to do with kids on the Northshore. 8. tHe great oUtdoors With over 80,000 acres of wildlife preserve, the Northshore has wilderness areas begging to be explored, and the outfitters to make it easy. Rent bikes and ride down the 31-mile Tammany Trace, or hire a charter captain and go fishing in our bountiful waters. There's excellent golfing, and many clubs welcome visiting members. Kayak Cane Bayou or paddleboard Lake Pontchartrain; hike the trails and spot the elusive red cockaded woodpecker at Big Branch Marsh ational Wildlife Refuge. Get out and get into nature. 9. deeP and deLicioUs cULinary scene From award-winning chefs in elegant dining rooms to mom- and-pop seafood joints with local color, the rthshore's culinary scene is packed with flavor and Louisiana's bounty. We can help you choose from golden fried shrimp and catfish, Cajun and Creole specialties, a price fix menu from James Beard-nominated chefs, to a family-style crawfish boil; the options are endless. Eat like a local. 10. reveL in oUr festivaLs There's a general love of life that permeates the culture of the Northshore, and there's always something to celebrate, whether it's music (the Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival), maritime culture (the Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival), or a vibrant arts community (the Covington Three Rivers Art Festival). And, of course, we love our Louisiana seafood - savor it with the St. Tammany Crab Festival or Slidell's All You Can Eat Crawfish Cook-off. caLL oUr saLes teaM to create yoUr next adventUre at (800) 634-9443. join us for your next group adventure © Cajun Encounters

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