Feelin' the Love of Lake Charles

Mike Shubic
September 4, 2014
I'm sure you’ve heard the phrase, "southern hospitality" before, it's a romanticized notion personified in movies and television shows, where chivalry flourishes and visitors are made to feel welcome. While on a recent trip to Lake Charles, Louisiana for a travel conference, I discovered the essence of southern hospitality is not a clichè, but the very embodiment of its residents.

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