New Orleans. Utterly unique, unforgettable, unlike any other American city. Bawdy and brash, refined and elegant, a city of extremes. Saturated with music, great food and history. Come with us as we explore the Big Easy – Inside and Outside!
By Courtney, the Insider – On our visit in early October, the days grew hot, so Jimmy and I enjoyed hours together roaming the streets, marketplaces and riverfront. But as they say, it’s not the heat but the humidity… So when it got too steamy, we headed inside to recover. We didn’t discover the FREE … Continue reading New Orleans – INSIDE
By Jimmy, The Outsider – Before setting out to explore New Orleans, take a good close look at a city map. Like an elegant scallop shell cradled by the Mississippi River, The Crescent City street plan is logical and orderly with long continuous streets. Having a mental picture of the city helps to successfully navigate the numerous … Continue reading New Orleans – OUTSIDE
Po Boy. Gumbo. Jambalaya. Creole. Dirty Rice. Etoufee. Café au Lait. Beignet. New Orlean’s home-grown indigenous cuisine rolls off the tongue like a culinary rap, exciting and delicious. We indulged and then overindulged… after all, y’all only live once! Daquiri. Sweet tea. Chickoree. Abita. Muffuletta. Boudin. Cajun. Sazarac. Hurricane. Where do you start to define New … Continue reading New Orleans – EAT
New Orleans offers plenty of lodging options, including chain hotels, mega convention complexes, and ritzy international hoteliers! We elected for adventurous and unique lodging options, like these: AirBNB and VRBO offer lodging experiences with local host/owners. We enjoyed a home named “Ooh LaLa,” a deliciously decadent Victorian mansion in the Garden District with a private pool, antiques and funky charm. Small boutique hotels … Continue reading New Orleans – SLEEP
Getting Around The Big Easy is E-Z, inexpensive and has some unique options. After all, how many public transit systems have an iconic play named after them (A Streetcar Named Desire)? Transportation from Louis Armstrong New Orleans airport: Public transit is limited to the Airport Express bus line, a new line and an absolute steal at only … Continue reading New Orleans – GO