On the Screen: A Film Buff’s Guide to New Orleans

There are few places that are as atmospheric, as evocative and as compelling as New Orleans when it comes to setting a scene. From romantic comedies set on the sidewalks of Bourbon Street to sultry starlets striking a pose on a shadowy street corner in the latest film noir, New Orleans has been a favorite setting for films since the birth of the genre.

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October 16, 2014 by
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Oak Alley Plantation

Visiting Oak Alley Plantation From New Orleans

As a visitor to New Orleans, it’s easy to stick to the historical city, to not venture beyond the French Quarter or the Garden District. On my last trip to the Big Easy, I decided it was time to see a bit more of the state, so I took a day tour of Oak Alley, […]

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October 14, 2014 by
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New Orleans by Water

There are few towns that are as atmospheric as New Orleans. From the beauty of Jackson Square to the gracious antebellum homes in the Garden District to the iconic iron balconies of the French Quarter, much of New Orleans’s charm is present in the city streets. However, there is much more to New Orleans than what is found on land and exploring New Orleans by water is an unforgettable experience.

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October 9, 2014 by
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Viator VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise

Sunset in New Orleans

A trip to New Orleans would not be complete without taking a cruise on the mighty Mississippi River. My friend and I had very limited time to spend in New Orleans and thought a paddleboat cruise would be a great way to see and learn more about this French inspired city. We choose the Viator VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room Tour and upgraded our tickets to include unlimited drinks during the cruise.

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October 8, 2014 by
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Viator Exclusive New Orleans Jazz Tour with Preservation Hall Concert

Preservation Hall

“Jazz was born in a brothel.” Did you know that? I didn’t either before embarking on an exclusive New Orleans Jazz Tour with Concert at Preservation Hall Jazz Club. Those were the words that fired off our excited tour guide’s tongue, while she continued her history of how jazz came to be in New Orleans. Her love for this musical genre was authentic and catching.

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September 26, 2014 by
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From Ghosts to Gris Gris: New Orleans’s Haunted Past

Of all of the cities in the United States, there are few as haunted as New Orleans. With a long and often turbulent history, the souls that walked these streets often found that, like many visitors, they were loath to leave. As a result, the area is saturated with tales of ghosts both famous and […]

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September 18, 2014 by
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