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Laura: A Creole Plantation

Laura Plantation is distinguished as a Creole Plantation. You may have seen the word Creole in front of a menu item in a New Orleans' restaurant, but the word Creole is used to describe more than just food! Creole is a people, culture, and lifestyle that...

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Red Beans and Rice Mondays

If you want to experience New Orleans like a local, eating red beans and rice on a Monday is a must! Red beans and rice is the traditional Monday meal in New Orleans, dating back for hundreds of years! Historically, Monday was always wash day for the family cook or...

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Visiting New Orleans in September?

September is a great month to visit New Orleans! The city is abuzz with kids back in school, football season starting, and the summer heat and humidity finally start to dissipate. Hotel prices are low as we are technically still in hurricane season, but there is so...

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Labor Day and Southern Decadence!

Few cities in the world can throw a party to rival those of the Big Easy, and this Labor Day weekend, we will have 5 days in a row of parties in celebration of the LGBT community (and anyone else who likes to party, dance, drink, and wear costumes!) It's almost like...

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Progress report – 11 Years Post Katrina

The week marks the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that flooded 80% of our beloved city of New Orleans, took the lives of 1,833 of its devoted citizens, and caused $151 billion in damage to our region. There was a time (a long time) when all the stories...

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Get Back to Nature in the Bayou!

With Hurricanes and an atmosphere that feels like a steam room, it's not surprising that summertime is our slow season for tourism. But it is the most popular time of year for swamp tours! Our beautiful and peaceful swamps and bayous are the perfect escape from the...

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New Orleans is Not Flooded!

We've been getting questions and concerns about flooding in New Orleans and we would like to reassure all of our visitors that New Orleans is not flooded! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our friends and relatives in Baton Rouge where the water is rising, and...

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This Weekend We Celebrate Louis

This weekend is Satchmo Summerfest, an annual festival that honors New Orleans' own jazz legend and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong. While Louis is best known for introducing the world to his improvisational solo jazz style,...

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