Louisiana has been getting some great national and international exposure in recent years as interest in the Cajun lifestyle increases. The food, the festivals, and the fascination with our "joie de vivre" are piquing the interest of tourists globally.

Yes, we have great food. Yes, we'll organize a festival for just about any animal, fruit, vegetable, or occasion. Yes, we have a certain joy of living that was instilled in us by our ancestors. But there are some misconceptions about our way of life that should be cleared up before you decide to visit. We wouldn't want you to have false expectations.

Here are some of the main misconceptions about Louisiana, and her people, that we will try to straighten out for you.

Some Common Myths about Louisiana Debunked

Now that we have debunked some commonly-held beliefs about Louisiana, let's read on to see where Cajuns have popped up in Pop Culture.

10 Times Cajuns Have Invaded Pop Culture

Six Things A Cajun Needs To Survive A Storm

Lies Cajuns Tell Themselves

5 Cajun Phrases/Words That Make Us Laugh

10 Most Common Cajun Last Names in Louisiana

How to Lose a Cajun in 10 Days