Articles Tagged ‘New Orleans’

7 Abandoned Breweries “Open” for Exploration

7 Abandoned Breweries “Open” for Exploration January 20, 2011 | Featured | Read More
Does it get much better than beer-themed urban exploring? We didn’t think so… You probably won’t be able to find any of the good stuff still lying around in these defunct breweries, but there are still tons of abandoned items to discover. Massive round holes left over from industrial...

8 Seventeenth Century Pirate Haunts Still Open for Business

8 Seventeenth Century Pirate Haunts Still Open for Business September 19, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Co-Authored by the well-traveled and decidedly debonair Zain Iqbal! Walk into any Halloween party this year and you’re sure to see a bountiful number of Cap’n Jack Sparrows and corseted pirate wenches. Although it’s unclear how historically accurate these costumes may be, there are...

Louisiana Wants You To Know: Our Seafood Is Safe To Eat

Louisiana Wants You To Know: Our Seafood Is Safe To Eat June 8, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Perception is everything, and when it comes to seafood, who takes chances? The state of Louisiana — which, according to NPR, is the number one producer of shrimp, crawfish and oysters, and ships supplies to 30% of the USA — wants everyone to know that their seafood is safe to eat. Seafood...

Cafe Ole! 5 Unique Coffee Traditions from Around the Globe

Cafe Ole! 5 Unique Coffee Traditions from Around the Globe June 3, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Did you know coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, right behind petroleum? It’s kind of a shocker! But if you think about it, you can truly get a variation on a cup-o-joe almost anywhere in the world. Whether the country originally had a strong coffee-culture or has acquired...

8 Abandoned American Theme Parks “Open” for Exploration

8 Abandoned American Theme Parks “Open” for Exploration May 26, 2010 | Featured | Read More
Amusement parks walk the fine line between fun-ish and semi-creepy. Maybe it’s the combination of sketchy rides, circus folk, questionable attractions, and way too many screaming kids, but there’s something a little unsettling about them. Add an ill-advised theme into the mix, and you’ve...

NOLA Adventure: The Roosevelt Hotel and WWII Museum

NOLA Adventure: The Roosevelt Hotel and WWII Museum April 8, 2010 | New Orleans | Read More
Editor’s Note: We’re excited to introduce a guest post from travel radio show host Erik Hastings. on a mission to get more people experiencing the positive power of travel. Every week he hosts a syndicated radio show heard coast to coast including WABC in New York. His video webcast Travel...

New Orleans for the Holidays

New Orleans for the Holidays December 3, 2009 | New Orleans | Read More
The Christmas season is a great time to visit New Orleans.  With temperatures in the low 40s to mid-60s, it’s chilly, but still mild enough to enjoy being outside.  During December, the city really dresses up, from festive hotel lobbies to holiday events and caroling. If you can’t afford to stay...

Vampires and Voodoo: Halloween in New Orleans

Vampires and Voodoo: Halloween in New Orleans October 27, 2009 | New Orleans | Read More
There’s nothing the people of New Orleans like better than putting on costumes and hitting the streets.  That’s why Halloween is one of best times for a visit to the Crescent City.  The October weather is sunny and beautiful, and with temperatures in 70s by day and 60s by night, you won’t...

Top 10 World’s Creepiest Cemeteries

Top 10 World’s Creepiest Cemeteries October 22, 2009 | Top 5/10 Lists | Read More
It may sound a bit morbid, but visiting local cemeteries on your next traveling adventure is a sightseeing trip not to pass up. Cemeteries can be incredibly beautiful, chock full of their city’s history, and offer the chance for paranormal encounters to really get you in the mood for Halloween....

Insider’s View: Locals Weigh in on the Top Dos & Don’ts in 10 Cities

Insider’s View: Locals Weigh in on the Top Dos & Don’ts in 10 Cities October 19, 2009 | Travel Tips | Read More
Want to feel like a local, no matter where you travel? Get the inside scoop from our team of local experts on what to avoid and what to do in 10 of the world’s best vacation spots, from Boulder to Barcelona. 1. Istanbul: