Luck of the Irish: Irish Pubs in New Orleans

    Whehter you knew it or not, the Irish culture is alive  and well in New Orleans, with a large portion of the population able to claim an Irish heritage. As a result, many Irish establishments, particularly pubs, have popped … Continue reading

Best Spots to Catch Mardi Gras Parades

The Mardi Gras parade routes are long, and you can find plenty of places to stand—some more crowded than others. Depending on your age, whether or not you have kids and your parade-watching preferences, there are various parts of the … Continue reading

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