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New Orleans and its rum

New Orleans and its rum

August 16, 2013  |  New Orleans

New Orleans has a long standing relationship with its rum. The history dates back to when the French still controlled the region and while they were looking to turn a profit on their investment they discovered that sugarcane distilled into rum cou… Read More »

The color red takes over New Orleans

The color red takes over New Orleans

August 13, 2013  |  New Orleans

Yes, the New Orleans Red Dress Run has come and gone, but we thought we'd share a couple of pictures from this past weekend anyway. In case you missed it, the Red Dress Run is an annual event where participants eat, drink, run and, of cour… Read More »

Le Petit Theatre is back and better than ever

Le Petit Theatre is back and better than ever

July 23, 2013  |  New Orleans

Le Petit Theatre had seen better days. “The building was badly in need of repair,” board member Kathleen Van Horn said. “We had a lot of termite damage, and the building was not up to code in most ways.” T… Read More »

Why you should walk down Magazine Street

Why you should walk down Magazine Street

July 17, 2013  |  New Orleans

The French Quarter is always a popular place for people to visit when they’re in town, and with good reason. There’s a lot to do there – Bourbon St., cemeteries, live music, good food.  You can spend an entire weekend in … Read More »

Fourth of July: Show us those fireworks!

Fourth of July: Show us those fireworks!

July 5, 2013  |  New Orleans

Happy Fifth of July! Okay, it’s not as exciting as the Fourth of July, but happy Friday anyways. We hope you had a great time yesterday barbecuing with friends, going to the lake, watching fireworks and whatever else you decided to do fo… Read More »

5 travel safety tips from locals

5 travel safety tips from locals

July 3, 2013  |  New Orleans

Safety is always a concern when visiting any major city, especially if you’re not particularly familiar with the area. While millions of people pass through New Orleans every year without incident, crime does happen. Tourists are often … Read More »

Stilettos no challenge for these Festigals

Stilettos no challenge for these Festigals

June 25, 2013  |  New Orleans

We had a blast this past weekend with the ladies of Festigals, and we have the pictures to prove it. Saturday’s stiletto stroll was definitely a highlight. Several different Krewes showed up to participate. There was dancing, music, hot pink wi… Read More »

You Can Win A New Orleans Prize Package!

You Can Win A New Orleans Prize Package!

June 6, 2013  |  New Orleans

We love New Orleans, we want to share that experience with you. Most of the time we can only share it virtually with you.  This time, we’re doing something a little different. Three days, two nights in a boutique luxury French Quart… Read More »

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 »