What comes to mind when you think of New Orleans? Is it Mardi Gras, Cajun food, and jazz music? While those are all fabulous elements of this culturally vibrant city, New Orleans has so much more to offer (that I didn’t even know about before my recent visit)! There’s good reason for all of the hype, and if you’re planning a trip soon, here is my “Must See Guide To New Orleans”. Must See Guide To New Orleans – Bourbon Street  You’ve likely heard of this famous street in the French Quarter. Known for the best burlesque clubs, DJs, and bars,…

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While I love adventure and exploring new places, I wouldn’t exactly call myself an outdoorsy type. On a recent trip to New Orleans, however, my daughter and I became one with the swamp during a tour with Cajun Encounters Eco-Tours! Sure, I could have gone without the monstrous wolf spiders, but overall, it was a really cool experience that left an impression on the both of us. New Orleans Swamp Tour Review Our day started when our friendly driver picked us up at the centrally located Huck Finn Café in New Orleans. He gave us commentary on the city on our…

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If you’re a foodie who’s planning to visit the Big Easy, you’ve got to check out The New Orleans School of Cooking! They’ve been introducing visitors to the food and culture of New Orleans since 1980 by way of very entertaining cooking classes. Like almost everything else in the French Quarter, the building the school is housed in is steeped in history. best new Orleans cooking classes It was originally a molasses warehouse in the early 1800s. (I’m pretty sure this entire city is super haunted from all of the folklore I learned on this trip, but that’s for another…

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If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans, there’s really only one place you should consider laying your head at night, and that’s the historic Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery. I’ve stayed in countless hotels around the world, but this one’s unique in many ways. If you’re an art lover, this is definitely a hotel you’ll appreciate. Not only is this beautiful boutique hotel conveniently located near the French Quarter, but it has a soul, too. Allow me to explain. Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review Backstory – The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery building began serving the Port…

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What’s In My Bag: New Orleans Edition I was really hesitant to write this post because I didn’t want to jinx myself. I have a long history with New Orleans and oddly enough I’ve yet to step foot in the city. Four times I have booked a flight to New Orleans and four times I’ve had to cancel due to flooding. What’s In My Bag: New Orleans In a little less than 5 days I’m making my 5th attempt at a visit to the big easy. As of this morning, it wasn’t looking good, the city is still under about five feet of…

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