This is National Travel and Tourism Week and what better place to be a tourist than in your own state? Louisiana has a lot to offer in the line of interesting places and people. As a matter of fact the Creole Nature Trail has been nominated for USA Today and Rand McNally's "Best of the Road" as a part of their search for the Best Small Towns in America.

There are 28 points of interest on the Creole Nature Trail, beginning in Lake Charles Louisiana, that have been nominated as "best places."

I've only been to a one of the "best places," Lake Charles, and that means I have some work to do. Here is a full list of the best points of interest nominated:

Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau

Brimstone Museum Complex

Intracoastal Park


Brown's Grocery

Sabine National Wildlife Refuge

Hog Island Gully Recreation Area

Blue Goose Trail

Wetland Walkway

Holly Beach

Peveto Woods Bird & Butterfly Sanctuary

Sabine Pass Lighthouse

Calcasieu Ship Channel/Cameron Ferry

Cameron Courthouse

Cameron Jetties Fishing Pier & RV Park

Rutherford Beach

Airboat Rides & Alligators

Grand Chenier

Price Lake Nature Drive

Rockefeller Refuge


Conway Lebleu Memorial Bridge

Pintail Wildlife Drive & Boardwalk

Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge

Calcasieu Lake (Big Lake)

Lacassine Wildlife Drive/Lacassine Pool

Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge

Lake Charles

Have you been to any of these wonderful places you can ONLY find in Louisiana? Well, if you have you can visit and vote for your favorite and give you own review! You will need to hurry as voting ends on May 15, 2012.

So, what's in it for the winners? The points of interest receiving the most votes will be listed on Rand McNally's GPS devices, its online maps, in blog posts and as part of a Rand McNally e-book created for the NOOK Tablet.  Every review of a place, regardless of the category selected, will count as a vote!!