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Remembering Katrina, 9 years later

August 29, 2014 | Posted in: History
This weekend marks the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that changed the Crescent City forever. This week, nola.com published a remarkable series of photos that resulted from a pro... » Read More


Southern Decadence 2014

August 26, 2014 | Posted in: Festivals
Southern Decadence, the famous and fabulous New Orleans pride festival, was founded on a sultry August afternoon in 1972 as an amusement for a group of tight-knit friends living in a ramshackl... » Read More


The History of Uptown New Orleans

August 21, 2014 | Posted in: History
The historic Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, a favorite for both visitors and locals, was originally countryside full of large sugar plantations lined up along the Mississippi River. Sugar... » Read More


The Rolling Pin Bed

August 12, 2014 | Posted in: History
When you take a visit to Oak Alley Plantation, be sure you take a close look at the beds in the upstairs bedrooms. If you do, you're sure to spot the rolling pin bed, one of the most ingen... » Read More


The Epiphyte of the Swamp

August 6, 2014 | Posted in: Tours
Epiphytes are plants that grow upon other plants, and surely the most famous epiphyte in Louisiana is the Spanish moss that grows all over the live oaks and cypress trees. Spanish moss may loo... » Read More


Degas in New Orleans

July 24, 2014 | Posted in: History
Portraits in a New Orleans Cotton Office Over the years, New Orleans has been known for many notable residents. One of the more prestigious was Edgar Degas, the famed French painter. E... » Read More


Post-Katrina NOLA

July 15, 2014 | Posted in: History
No one can deny that Hurricane Katrina changed New Orleans forever. The city is still recovering from the devastation following the storm and the levee breaches. We still have 73,000 fewer job... » Read More


The Oaks of Oak Alley Plantation

July 2, 2014 | Posted in: History
Last week Oak Alley Plantation celebrated a very special anniversary. On June 28, 1995, the 28 oak trees that create the eponymous alley leading from the River Road to the big house of the pla... » Read More


Lights, Camera, NOLA!

June 26, 2014 | Posted in: News
Louisiana has long been one of the top movie-making locations in the U.S. but has historically come in third for the most popular locale after California and New York. This spring, that all ch... » Read More


Save Your Money for What Matters!

June 18, 2014 | Posted in: New Orleans
Vacations can be pricey, so it's always good to know what to splurge on and where to cut back. In New Orleans, you can enjoy plenty of both as there are tons of free activities that show y... » Read More


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