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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What to Eat in New Orleans

There are food cities, places where the cuisine is a major selling point in a visit, and then there is New Orelans. In New Orleans, the cuisine is not only a superlative reason to visit, but it’s part of what makes the city tick, the smells and flavors as much a foundation of New Orleans as Jackson Square, wrought-iron balconies and jazz music. Much of the food is tied to the Cajun and Creole history, with dashes of french and bayou thrown in for more flavor. It’s almost impossible to try every delicacy and signature dish while you’re in New Orleans, unless you’re visiting for a few years. However, here are a few things to do–eating-wise–that you just can’t miss.

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September 4, 2014 by
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Discovering the Old South from New Orleans

Oak Alley

New Orleans is often referred to as the most European City of America – and that’s thanks to its French Quarter that also has roots in Spanish colonialism. Indeed, a walking tour through the French Quarter will shed light on this town’s myriad histories (as well as its delicious culinary roots).

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August 21, 2014 by
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The Wildlife of Louisiana

Albino Alligator.

With its wide expanses of swamps, marshes, bayous, beaches, and coastal bays, Louisiana has quite the wildlife habitat. In fact, Louisiana has such a wide diversity of wildlife amid all these natural resources that it’s earned the nickname of “Sportsman’s Paradise,” and, as you might expect, hunting, fishing, and exploring the wilderness is deeply rooted in Louisiana’s culture.

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August 7, 2014 by
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New Orleans’s COOLinary Restaurant Month

There are several things that New Orleans is famous for, but the culinary scene is the definitely the hottest–and tastiest. When in New Orleans, there are places that are so ingrained in the very essence of the city that to miss them is like not visiting at all. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of COOLinary New Orleans, an entire month celebrating the quintessential flavors of New Orleans. With more than 50 restaurants participating throughout the month of August, it may be hard to choose, so we created one glorious, food-filled day. As they say in New Orleans, “laissez le bon temps roulez!”

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August 5, 2014 by
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New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter

From our starting point on the corner of Royal and Conti streets, we headed to our first restaurant, taking a shortcut through the brick-walled Bevolo gallery and workshop, where gas and electric copper lights have been hand crafted by the Bevolo family since 1945. (For the rest of the tour, Julie pointed out Bevolo lights hanging on many streets of the Quarter, proving how treasured the company is in New Orleans.)

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July 31, 2014 by
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