New Orleans

5 Favorite River Walks in 5 Fabulous Cities

February 6, 2013
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Humankind has been drawn to rivers for as long as we’ve drawn breath. Songs and poems have been written about rivers, and many world mythologies have at least one important story about a river. In mythology, crossing a river marks an important part of a journey. The River Styx in Greek mythology was the border […]

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Solo Travel at Christmas: New Orleans

December 12, 2012
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If you find yourself with time off during the holidays and a desire to use it for travel, I can think of few destinations as appealing as New Orleans for the solo traveler. In fact, I’ve done it myself: In 2008, I flew to New Orleans the day after Christmas and flew home on New […]

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The Taxi Trilogy: Feeling the Power of Survival in New Orleans

April 27, 2012
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This is part 3 of a 3-part series about memorable stories from cab rides I’ve had over the years. (Click to read part 1, Finding Inspiration in a Las Vegas Taxi, and part 2, A Silver Lining in Orlando.) Today’s story, the third and final story in my trilogy, comes from New Orleans. My trip […]

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Things to Do in New Orleans

January 31, 2012

Three years after my visit to New Orleans, I still sigh when I think about the city. I loved everything about it–the history, the culture (one of the most diverse in the country), the food, the music, the geography, and the fun-loving, indomitable spirit of the people who live there. When I recently asked you […]

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Recommended Reads, February 21, 2010

February 21, 2010

Have you all been watching the Olympics this week?  I confess, I was not–until I read my first recommended article of this week, written by JoAnna Haugen of Kaleidoscopic Wandering. The 2010 Olympics from a Traveler’s Perspective was a wake-up call to me that I have been focusing so much on the trees, I forgot […]

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Solo Travel at Christmas

November 8, 2009

Much as I would love to be a full-time travel blogger, I have a day job to pay the bills.  My travel time is limited to whatever vacation time I’ve accrued throughout the year.  The best week for me to travel is the week between Christmas and New Year’s (because my office shuts down).  This […]

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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2009

March 20, 2009

Here’s a great excuse to travel to New Orleans soon:  Go hear some of the greatest musicians alive today at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, April 24-26 and April 30-May 3 (two consecutive weekends).  Who will be playing?  Neil Young, Wynton Marsalis, Bon Jovi, the Dave Matthews Band, James Taylor, Tab Benoit, Robert […]

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Photo Blog: City Park, New Orleans

February 7, 2009

City Park is an oasis in New Orleans, well worth a visit when you’re in the city.  You can take the Canal Streetcar to the Park.

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Restaurant Review: Hunt Room Grill

February 4, 2009

On my last night in New Orleans, a new acquaintance who happened to be staying at the Hotel Monteleone suggested we have dinner at their restaurant, the Hunt Room Grill.  It hadn’t been on my list of dining choices, but I was willing to give it a try.  I am so glad I did.  This […]

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