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New Orleans

  • New Orleans is one of those iconic U.S. cities that I forget to put on my to do list. I’ve only been a handful of times but there’s always something new to discover in this city of classic cocktails and cajun cuisine. On my last trip there, I discovered two incredibly fabulous historic New Orleans hotels that you really should check out. And if you’re looking for a diversion from traditional Orleans-style food, you’ll want…

  • You might be surprised to know that Mardi Gras lasts much longer than the 5-day New Orleans grand event. For some, Mardi Gras lasts all year long, especially those responsible for building the vibrant, iconic floats for the parades. The magic happens at Mardi Gras World where more than 500 floats are built and housed for the 35+ Mardi Gras parades that happen each February. Thirty full-time artists and 300 seasonal artists work 365 days…

  • New Orleans is chock-full of incredible eateries, and each packed with plenty of character and charm. However, with so many dining options out there — and so many different foods to try (think staples like chicken and waffles, fried po’ boy sandwiches, gumbo, and hearty jambalaya) — first-time travelers may find it challenging to narrow down the best dining spots in The Big Easy. What’s on your New Orleans culinary bucket list? Are you on…

  • New Orleans’ iconic Pontchartrain Hotel has reopened after an extensive renovation and it’s everything you could want in a luxury stay. It sits on a quaint street corner in the garden district, surrounded by 200-year-old oak trees, with Mardi Gras beads hanging on their branches from years past. It’s the prefect location, away from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, but still within walking distance to Magazine Street and the central business district.…