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7 Swamp Tours Near New Orleans

7 Swamp Tours Near New Orleans

May 23, 2013  |  New Orleans

Just a short drive east, west or south from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter are remote stretches of land and waterways that haven’t changed much since the first settlers founded New Orleans in 1718. In these remote stretches, you… Read More »

5 Books To Read About New Orleans

5 Books To Read About New Orleans

May 16, 2013  |  New Orleans

  Something about New Orleans cultivates a creative atmosphere. Maybe it’s the colorful culture or maybe it’s the storied history that develops native writers and draws in authors from other parts of the globe. Whatever it… Read More »

5 local Jazz Artists You've Never Heard Of

5 local Jazz Artists You've Never Heard Of

April 18, 2013  |  New Orleans

Since Jazz Fest is right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to focus on that musical genre. Names like Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick Jr., the Marsalis Family, you really don’t need me to tell you anything more about th… Read More »

New Orleans Cocktails: The Sazerac

New Orleans Cocktails: The Sazerac

April 11, 2013  |  New Orleans

Think New Orleans cocktails and you may imagine a college student stumbling down Bourbon Street with an oversized green plastic container filled with an oversweet drink called a hand grenade. That’s one aspect, but the city has a much deeper… Read More »

April 2013 Things To Do In New Orleans

April 2013 Things To Do In New Orleans

April 1, 2013  |  New Orleans

April showers bring May flowers, or in New Orleans April brings festivals, sports, Broadway plays and more festivals. The most well-known festival coming up this month is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, but it’s just the tip of… Read More »

Get Social With Experience New Orleans

Get Social With Experience New Orleans

March 28, 2013  |  New Orleans

We’re rather social over at Experience New Orleans. In other words, we spend a lot of time chatting and talking about New Orleans online. If you’re a fellow social media addict, I hope you’ll pull up a seat and join in on the onl… Read More »

Mardi Gras Indians: 2013 Super Sunday

Mardi Gras Indians: 2013 Super Sunday

March 14, 2013  |  New Orleans

The Mardi Gras Indians, with their beautiful, intricate and handmade costumes take to the streets of New Orleans this weekend. In addition to being St. Patrick’s Day, this Sunday is Super Sunday. While St. Patrick’s day i… Read More »

5 Random New Orleans Facts You Need To Know

5 Random New Orleans Facts You Need To Know

March 4, 2013  |  New Orleans

Of course, my definition of need to know might be different from yours. These are some random, obscure facts about New Orleans that you need to know to stump your friends. Either way, whether you’re planning your first visit to the Big Easy … Read More »

Makin' Groceries & 6 Other New Orleans Phrases

Makin' Groceries & 6 Other New Orleans Phrases

February 25, 2013  |  New Orleans

New Orleans has more than its own accent. New Orleans has its own language and we’re proud of it. Some of it comes from the multide of lanaguages that were spoken in the history of the city - French, Spanish, etc. Others were just made up al… Read More »

5 Classic New Orleans Recipes

5 Classic New Orleans Recipes

February 18, 2013  |  New Orleans

  I know that a whole bunch of you visited New Orleans recently for the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras. I’ve heard that you got a taste of New Orleans cooking and now you want more. We’ll here’s a few recipes to try so that y… Read More »