New Orleans

Review: Aquarium of the Americas

January 29, 2009

While in New Orleans, I found myself surrounded by sharks.  Not to mention stingrays, seahorses, and a giant sea turtle. Okay, so I was at the Aquarium of the Americas, located at the foot of Canal Street on the river. Coming from Vermont as I do, I rarely get the opportunity to see aquatic creatures, […]

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Restaurant Review: Arnaud’s Remoulade

January 27, 2009

From my recent solo travel to New Orleans:  On Sunday, after my Katrina tour, I had planned to go to the Napoleon House for lunch so I could try their legendary Pimm’s Cup and a muffaletta.  I got there, and it was closed.  (I wasn’t the only potential customer who was surprised and disappointed by […]

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Three and a Half Years

January 25, 2009

In the spring of 2005, I started to plan my first trip to New Orleans. I was looking at Labor Day weekend. Then I remembered that was hurricane season in New Orleans and decided to go to Las Vegas instead. Smart decision, as it turns out. Hurricane Katrina roared through the Gulf region in late […]

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The Haunted History of New Orleans

January 23, 2009

Long before my trip to New Orleans was even a gleam in my eye, I remember a friend telling me about his trip to the Crescent City and the ghost tour he took through the French Quarter.  He made it sound like so much fun, it always remained in the back of my mind that […]

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Mr. B’s Bistro: Review

January 21, 2009

I had a tough time during my New Orleans trip picking restaurants, mainly because there are so many highly recommended restaurants in town, and not enough time to eat at them all.  Decisions, decisions.  I really didn’t want to make reservations ahead of time, as I wanted to be flexible, and I find that I […]

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Review: Margaritaville New Orleans

January 19, 2009

I have wanted to eat at a Margaritaville since the one in Las Vegas first opened.  I’m not a Parrothead and really only like a handful of Jimmy Buffett’s songs.  But the restaurant sounds like such a fun place to belly up to the bar, have some drinks and good food, listen to music and […]

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Breakfast in New Orleans

January 17, 2009

If a bowl of Wheaties is the breakfast of Champions, I have no idea what a plate of beignets is.  The breakfast of people who want to die from a coronary?  Like Bourbon Street, Cafe du Monde is one of those legendary places in New Orleans that all tourists are told they must visit at […]

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More Blues, Less Booze, Please

January 15, 2009

When people think of New Orleans, they think of Bourbon Street. It is the most well-known tourist destination in the city. Naturally, when I went to New Orleans, I had to go see what all the fuss was about. I spent my first night (and part of my third) on Bourbon Street. I started at […]

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New Orleans Photo Blog

January 13, 2009

Just a few of my favorite photos from my trip.

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