9 Places to Destress
Louisiana: Follow that Bird
Ready to migrate south for the winter? Go where the birds go—Louisiana. The Creole Nature Trail All-American Road, aka Louisiana's Outback, begins in Lake Charles and provides 180 miles of stage for bird sightings, with regular appearances by 400 species, including pelicans, egrets, herons and more. Sample seafood fresh from the warm Gulf waters along the way, and your trip through the Bayou State is complete (800/456-7952; creolenaturetrail.org).