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Bonnet Carre Spillway Opening Sunday

We have been getting quite a few concerned tourists calling and wondering if New Orleans will flood due to the swelling of the Mississippi River. We want all of our customers to rest assured that New Orleans is protected from the River waters by a complex water...

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Where Y’at?

New Orleanians have a distinctive dialect, but beyond that there are certain terms and phrases which are unique to the city and our culture. If you have ever felt confused or ignorant in conversation with a local, this post is for you! New Orleans Vocabulary (the...

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Krewes and King Cakes

Today, January 6th marks the 12th night since Christmas, the day the wise men arrived to see the Christ child. It is recognized in Christian faiths as the Feast of the Epiphany and marks the end of the Christmas holiday season. In New Orleans, this day also marks the...

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Plantation Time

Louisiana plantations in the second half of the 19th century were very much in a self-sufficient economy.  Since it took at least a week either by horse and buggy carriage along the river road, or more commonly by steamboat, to get to and from the market, they had to...

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