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New Orleans: NY Times Top Tips, Ideas, etc.!


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From the New York Times Travel Section this weekend, they have this headline: 36 Hours in New Orleans" with this sub-headline: "Soak up Mardi Gras season while dive-bar hopping, dancing to brass bands and exploring history in the French Quarter.


Here are a few of their profile highlights: “Nearly two decades after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans remains smaller in population, but arguably richer than ever in cultural treasures. Forced to justify its very existence, the city doubled down on venerating its charming and curious customs and neighborhood gems. Today, there are new ways to engage with the city’s history, arts scene and natural beauty.”


Many different options and ideas are outlined for cafes and restaurants, live music and nightlife, shopping and where to stay in the "Big Easy".  Plus, a variety of visuals.  


Here is an example for one good suggestions: "In the French Quarter, the city’s colonial heart, gimmicky ghost tours are as common as cockroaches. A better way to commune with the spirits is to visit the Historic New Orleans Collection’s museum on Royal Street (free), which opened in April 2019 after a $38 million restoration and expansion of an 1816 mansion. Artifacts like an advertisement for the 1859 opening of the French Opera House evoke ghost worlds (the Opera House burned down in 1919).  Bourbon Street beckons, just one block away, with its river of whiskey-fuelled partying pedestrians." 


Full story at:



THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio


Barcelona/Med: June 2011, with stops in Villefranche, ports near Pisa and Rome, Naples, Kotor, Venice and Dubrovnik. Great visuals with key highlights, tips, etc. Live/blog now at 256,026 views.


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18 hours ago, RocketMan275 said:

Thank you for posting that information.


Appreciate this encouragement.  Have been to New Orleans many times.  Most recently was in early 2007 for the National Championship game, Ohio State vs. LSU.  There were shouts out about us being "Tiger bait"!!  


Have had many great dining experiences there, including at Commander's Palace, Arnaud's, Brennan’s, Galatoire's, Antoine’s, Cafe du Monde, etc.  Love to enjoy now some Seafood Okra Gumbo.  


Below from my photo files are few visual samples from New Orleans of the past.  Ready to go back now and savor more history and excellent food.


THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio


Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 246,097 views.



From early 2007, here are a few visual samples below to reflect the color, character, style, fun, excitement, sights, etc.  Love the music, people, etc.!!  When I see the word "Creole", it gets my heart beating faster and my stomach seeking more.:

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On 3/4/2023 at 1:56 PM, jgmpuma said:

Cafe du Monde on Decatur. No comparison.

And such a fun vibe.


But we also love the Beignet Cafe on Bourbon for an outdoor breakfast. Maybe lunch, too, but for lunch we love the Acme or the Gumbo Shop. And had a wonderful upscale lunch at Emeril’s, near the Convention Center and cruise dock and WWII Museum.


Mr B loves New Orleans so much we’re planning to go there for his next birthday. 

Thx for this great thread, Terry. And to BreadLover to alerting me to it.

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