Head down south to one of the USA’s most historic states, home to The Big Easy.

Louisiana is one of the most historic states in southern USA, with a mixture of French, African, American and French-Canadian cultures. One of its main cities, New Orleans, is known as ‘The Big Easy’ and there’s good reason for it. This laid-back hub has buzzing nightlife, popular Mardi Gras, some of the USA’s most famous coffee shops and a fascinating colonial past. While parts of the city are still recovering from the devastating Hurricane Katrina of 2005, tourist parts are back in full swing and it’s well worth a visit.