I’m really excited to interview Lane Fournerat of The Travel Vlog Family about Lafayette, Louisiana. Lane’s tips for the best things to do in Lafayette are awesome because was he born and raised in Lafayette, moved away for a few years, then got homesick, so he came home to raise his family.
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We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Lafayette Travel, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
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Getting around Lafayette
The local airport is Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT), which is a 10-minute drive to the downtown area.
Lane says that, even if you’re staying downtown, it’s a good idea to rent a car. For the best offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.
Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around.
When you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Lane Fournerat about Lafayette, Louisiana. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Lafayette, Louisiana
- Green dots = best things to do in Lafayette, Louisiana
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Lafayette, Louisiana
Who is Lane Fournerat?
Lane Fournerat is the owner and creator The Travel Vlog Family with his wife. They believe in showing you how to build stronger family bonds through travel vlogs by exploring, experiencing and doing good together as a family that travels. Lane and his family take you on their real-life family travel adventures so that you understand how you can travel with kids more. By following their advice, you can travel with your kids to make your own travel memories as a family. Lane documents all of their expenses to show you what the true cost of travel is for a family of five.
Here are a few of his videos to check out:
- This is what The Travel Vlog Family is All About!
- How Much is a Couple’s Vacation to VEGAS?
- Family Camping in a Teepee for the First Time
You can connect with Lane on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Paul B. Kennedy of Vietnam Travel-with-Us shares the best things to do in Hanoi, Vietnam. In this episode, Paul and I talk about the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, exploring the Temple of Literature, and visiting the Hoa Lo Prison, which our soldiers called the Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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