Enjoy a welcome change of pace and discover a world you may not know exists in your own backyard. Day Trips describes hundreds of fascinating, exciting (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of New Orleans. Explore the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches of Mississippi. Learn to dance the two-step at the Friendly Inn Cajun Dance Hall in Lafayette. Paddle a canoe along the palmetto-framed bayous in Barataria. Each day trip includes travel directions, destination highlights, other places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging (including price ranges), shopping, and much more. (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 240 pages, maps)Gaffney, James is the author of 'Day Trips from New Orleans Getaways Less Than Two Hours Away', published 2002 under ISBN 9780762712007 and ISBN 0762712007.