Young photographers captured vanishing Cajun culture during a trip from Chicago in the ’70s | Entertainment/Life

Eager to escape Chicago’s bitter winter, two young photographers jumped into a car and headed south in 1973. Douglas Baz and Charles Traub didn’t care where they were going as long as it was relatively warm.

Along the way, they attracted attention whenever they stopped to take pictures — hardly surprising, since one of their cameras was a boxy old-fashioned model, featuring a hood and sitting atop on a tripod, that looked like a holdover from the 19th century.

“Someone said, ‘Well, it sounds like you’re interested in landscapes and food. You ought to go across I-10 into Cajun country and check it out,’” Baz said.

So they went, following the Great Mississippi River Road and having no idea of what they might encounter when they arrived.

Baz and Traub both had master’s degrees in photography from the Illinois Institute of Technology, but their road trip preceded the work that

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Business trip during pandemic: testing, empty airports, lonely takeout

  • Alan Kearl is a beauty industry executive experienced in operations, finance, and strategy.
  • After losing his job during the pandemic, he was sheltering in place in Maine.
  • So he had mixed emotions when he was offered a consulting gig that would require travel.
  • Overall, he’s felt safe traveling, but has noticed a lot of big changes in airports and hotels.
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As a C-level executive in the beauty industry, having worked for companies like Estée Lauder and tarte, I normally travel over 100,000 miles and spend more than 35 nights in hotels annually. 

But, since the start of the pandemic, I lost my job and have been sheltering in place. While I craved a return to my normal routine, I wasn’t keen to dramatically increase my exposure to COVID-19. So it was with mixed emotions that I accepted a consulting gig that would require

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Planning a foliage trip to Vermont? There’s something you should know

LAKE GEORGE — With the Columbus Day holiday nearly here, and autumn foliage nearing its brilliant peak, resorts around the Capital Region are rolling out the red carpet.

In Lake George, steamboat tours are proving popular, while farther north, Revolution Rail is offering excursions on an unused rail line out of North Creek, and Gore Mountain is featuring gondola rides.

In the Berkshires, a number of museums, including the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, are open, some with timed entry.

But Vermont? You might want to reconsider. Residents from much of the Capital Region, including Albany, Saratoga, Warren, Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties, are facing travel restrictions because of the relatively high rate of Covid-19 in those counties.

Visitors staying overnight would need to fill out forms or pass a Covid-19 screening and quarantine before they arrive in the state. Details and a

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