History of Mardi Gras

While Mardi Gras has become a fixture of New Orleans culture, the holiday does not have its earliest roots in the city. The Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday tradition began centuries before in Rome as a religious holiday that marked the last … Continue reading

New Year’s Travel Resolutions

    In the hustle and bustle of the passing year, it can be easy to get caught up in the day to day and forget to take some time to do a little traveling. Unless finances are keeping you … Continue reading

Books and Beasts: Fundraiser for SoFAB Culinary Library

        It’s not news that in New Orleans, everything centers on food—and that includes books.  New Orleans Public Library has partnered with SoFAB (Southern Food and Beverage Museum) to create the first-ever culinary library branch of NOPL … Continue reading

Luck of the Irish: St. Patty’s Day Celebrations in New Orleans

      Ask any native New Orleanian about their heritage, and you might be surprised by how often you’ll hear “Irish” as an answer. The large population of Irish folk has spurred long-standing traditions in the city to celebrate … Continue reading

Celebration in the Oaks: City Park’s Winter Wonderland

Now in its 26th year, New Orleans’ annual Celebration in the Oaks in City Park is an event looked forward to by adults and children alike every holiday season. Located in the Mid-City neighborhood, City Park is transformed each December … Continue reading

New Orlean’s Aquarium of the America’s

                  As the days get cooler in New Orleans, some visitors may seek fun and adventure indoors. During the late fall and winter months (and any other part of the year), you … Continue reading

Celebrations in the Boo Carre: Halloween in New Orleans

Like any other holiday, New Orleans’ Halloween celebrations are big, loud, and full of fun-loving visitors and locals. With all of the in-the-street cavorting and wild costumes, All Hallows’ Eve in the Big Easy has come to resemble Mardi Gras … Continue reading

Mardi Gras World: Explore the Magical Behind the Scenes of Carnival

    Want to explore the behind-the-scenes magic of New Orleans’ most unique cultural and spiritual event of the year, the infamous Mardi Gras? Since 1947, Blaine Kern Studios has opened the doors of Mardi Gras World to locals and … Continue reading

A Tour of the New Orleans St. Charles Streetcar Line

  Day by day, the St. Charles Streetcar whirrs and clanks down the tracks, pervading the soundscape of Uptown New Orleans just steps from Southern Comfort Bed & Breakfast. Like the New York City subway, the streetcar’s distinct rumble and … Continue reading