How to Plan a Mardi Gras Vacation

With Mardi Gras just a couple months away, you may be in the planning phases of your trip to New Orleans to celebrate the holiday weekend(s). Mardi Gras is one of the biggest celebrations on the planet, and New Orleans … Continue reading

King Cake: The Most Delicious Mardi Gras Tradition

Mardi Gras season, also known around the world as Carnival, is a long-standing European tradition that is believed to have been brought to New Orleans by the French in 1870. Mardi Gras comes with many traditions, one of which is … Continue reading

Enjoy a Snapshot of New Orleans at PhotoNOLA

From the towering mansions on St. Charles Ave and quaint Spanish architecture of the French Quarter to majestic, moss-covered oak trees and brilliant sunsets over the Mississippi River, New Orleans is a picturesque city, to say the least. This has … Continue reading

New Orleans 2014 Dirty Linen Night Freshens Up Local Art

If you didn’t get enough local art the first time around, why not go back out for another tour of the New Orleans art scene the next Saturday—possibly even in the same dirty clothes you wore out the weekend before? … Continue reading

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

French Market’s Holiday Cooking Demonstrations

      No matter what a holiday or celebration calls for, in New Orleans, rest assured that food will play a major role in the festivities. Whether that’s cooking at home for family and friends or learning how to … Continue reading

NOLA Lit Fest: 2013 Words & Music Festival

Literature is ingrained in the history of New Orleans, and many authors have lived in and loved the city, both visitors and natives alike. You can enjoy a few different festivals celebrating this long lit history and current state of … Continue reading

Hell Yes Fest: New Orleans’ Comedy Gold

Over the next week, New Orleans’ annual fall comedy fest, Hell Yes Fest (Nov. 12th-18th), will fill seven New Orleans venues with comedy lovers and performers of all types. From sketch and improv to stand-up, films and full productions, dozens … Continue reading