New Orleans

Jean Lafitte – New Orleans’ Unlikely Hero

Strolling through the French Quarter, in New Orleans, you can happen upon some unusual sites. While many may be on the quirky side, the French Quarter Visitor Center was a pleasurable way to learn more about the area we were exploring. Tucked away in the notorious French Quarter, this space may be diminutive, but the information contained inside is expansive. The French Quarter Visitor Center is part of a group of sites that make up the Jean Lafitte grouping. Scattered across Louisiana, the spaces cover battlefields, wetlands, and cultural history for the Mississippi River Delta region. Who Was Jean Lafitte? In the early 1800's, [...]

By |2019-02-04T08:15:14-06:00February 4th, 2019|Louisiana, New Orleans|2 Comments

Cafe Du Monde – A New Orleans Staple

On our first visit to the Crescent City, we had the pleasure of sampling Café Du Monde, which we consider a New Orleans staple. Our return coincided with the city's 300th birthday, and we were ready to help them celebrate. This ages old restaurant has been serving up a simple menu since 1862. The original location is located in Butcher's Hall, which is one of the buildings in the French Market. This lies near the river on the edge of the French Quarter. As tourism flourished, since the 1970's, Café Du Monde has opened additional sites around the city. We were fortunate to [...]

By |2019-01-28T07:26:34-06:00January 28th, 2019|Louisiana, New Orleans|12 Comments
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