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New Orleans Street Names, Beyond Bourbon

November 21, 2014 | Posted in: History
         Everyone who has heard of New Orleans has most likely heard of Bourbon St. But did you know that Bourbon St. wasn't actually named after the delicious alco... » Read More

Plantation Time

November 17, 2014 | Posted in: History
Louisiana plantations in the second half of the 19th century were very much in a self-sufficient economy.  Since it took at least a week either by horse and buggy carriage along the river road... » Read More

Swamps in the Fall

November 10, 2014 | Posted in: Tours
People often ask:"Is it fun to do a swamp tour in the bayou in the fall and in the winter?" And the answer is: yes of course! You may see fewer alligators and snakes because reptil... » Read More

History of the Napoleon House

November 7, 2014 | Posted in: History
Did you know Napoleon Bonaparte never stepped foot inside of the French Quarter home that adopted his name? Now a famous bar/restaurant and registered National Historic Landmark, the Napoleon ... » Read More

Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond

October 31, 2014 | Posted in: Tours
Louisiana and New Orleans in particular have always had a love/hate relationship with water, benefitting from strategic shipping positions and access to coastal fisheries, but also suffering f... » Read More

Creole versus Cajun

October 24, 2014 | Posted in: History
People often get confused between Cajuns and Creoles, or even use the terms interchangeably without knowing what the difference is! While both peoples have a strong influence of French ancestr... » Read More

New Orleans #Architecture: The Shotgun House

October 17, 2014 | Posted in: Architecture
    The iconic shotgun house is a testimony to the rich culture and history of the city of New Orleans. These pint-sized structures were born during the 1800s from the necessity to cr... » Read More

Historic Landmark - Dixie Brewery gets a New Life

October 13, 2014 | Posted in: Architecture
    The old 1907 Dixie Brewery in Mid City has been repurposed.  After a long battle against demolition, workers are transforming the old Brewery on Tulane Avenue into part of th... » Read More

Post-Katrina New Orleans Education Systems

October 6, 2014 | Posted in: New Orleans
New Orleans is now ground zero as a national model to learn how a school system can recover from a disaster.  The city has created a charter school system which is trying to help compensa... » Read More

Post Katrina New Orleans is Now a Hub for Entrepreneurs

September 26, 2014 | Posted in: News
Post Katrina New Orleans is Now a Hub for Entrepreneurs:  Young people in their 20s and 30s are moving to New Orleans to start new business and ventures in many different fields. The... » Read More

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