Posts Tagged ‘ Louisiana ’

Why New Orleans should be top of your 2017 travel list

Feb 24th, 2017 | By
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From Mardi Gras and exploring the historic French Quarter to cocktail themed tours there is something for everyone in New Orleans

Direct to New Orleans

Oct 25th, 2016 | By
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Finally there is going to be a direct service between the UK and the American city of New Orleans. British Airways will start the service from London Heathrow as from March 27 next year.

12 Years A Slave and the new Solomon Northup Trail

Aug 28th, 2016 | By
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In the US state of Louisiana, Lynn follows the trail of Solomon Northup, the character made famous in the recent film, 12 Years a Slave.

Down on the Louisiana plantations

Sep 28th, 2015 | By

Louisiana is synonymous with cotton and in the nineteenth century, cotton was big business. With big business came big plantations and grand houses.

Beer and drink in Louisiana

Aug 27th, 2015 | By

The deep south of the United States isn’t necessarily associated in the minds of visitors with beer; rum certainly but did you know that distilleries in Louisiana also make gin, vodka and whisky? Here are just six of the places you might like to visit on a crawl through Louisiana, three distilleries, the biggest brewery in Louisiana and  a museum. Donner-Peltier Distillers in Thibodaux offers six rum, whiskey, (their spelling) vodka and gin products. Facility tours are offered on Saturdays or by appointment for groups,
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Saturday snippets: 6th June 2015

Jun 6th, 2015 | By

A few snippets from Adrian’s trip to America start his column this week before he wonders why so many of us confuse the Brighton Pavilion with the Taj Mahal.

Lake Charles: true Cajun country culture

Apr 20th, 2015 | By

It’s not just New Orleans that has a Mardi Gras. Irene visits Lake Charles, which hosts the second largest Mardi Gras in Louisiana.

The year that was

Dec 17th, 2014 | By

It’s been a busy year of travelling and it’s time to take stock. Here Just About Travel contributor and travel enthusiast, Kaye Holland, shares five of her favourite 2014 travel destinations

What’s hot: December 2014

Dec 1st, 2014 | By
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Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world

Southern comfort

Nov 23rd, 2014 | By
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A trip to the southern most part of the sleepy American state of Louisiana, will warm any traveller’s heart writes Kaye Holland

All that jazz

Nov 17th, 2014 | By

New Orleans fulfils the promise of winter sun, fine food, friendly locals and fabulous live music. Little wonder then that, for many who visit, New Orleans immediately becomes their favourite city says Kaye Holland

Dressing to the nines in New Orleans

Nov 6th, 2014 | By

New Orleanians like to dress up

The rhythms of offbeat Louisiana: hot music festivals, jazz brunches and wild weekends

Jul 7th, 2013 | By

Louisiana is becoming known across the globe as the birthplace of jazz and one of the best places for nightlife in the US. With the arrival of the festival season, now is the ideal time to add musical itineraries onto the holiday calendar. From the Cajun French Music Festival, to the Satchmo SummerFest, here is a taster of the season’s fresh Louisiana sounds…

Experience Louisiana as the Hollywood South

Mar 23rd, 2013 | By

Louisiana, aka the Hollywood South, is becoming known as the third largest movie producing destination after Hollywood and New York, thanks to the success of Beasts of the Southern Wild and Paper Boy

Mo Farah set for rock ‘n’ roll in New Orleans

Feb 2nd, 2013 | By

London Olympics Gold medallist, Mo Farah, will run at the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Half Marathon this February

Sue McDonough’s boudin recipe

Jul 8th, 2012 | By

Last April we wrote a story about boudin, that sausage beloved by people in Louisiana and the deep south of the United States. Some readers wrote to see if we had a recipe. What a hunt we’ve had!

Going for a Holiday on the Gulf Coast?

Aug 16th, 2010 | By

If you believe the media why would you want to go on holiday to Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or Florida? All the beaches are covered with oil, wildlife is dying and you can’t go swimming. You would be right in thinking that the sentence above is bunkum but what is the truth? We saw on TV with our own eyes the catastrophe as it evolved. The newspapers had page after page of appalling stories of how fishermen were losing their livelihoods and that it would take years before the coastline and the environment got back to normal.
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This Isn’t The First Time New Orleans Has Survived The British

Jun 22nd, 2010 | By

There has been an apology.
Not from the English, French or Italian world cup teams. Not from bankers or hoteliers that raised prices during the volcanic ash problems. Not from BA’s Heathrow based cabin crew who caused passengers so much disruption with their strikes and probably not from the tube strikers in London who are about to go on strike.
No this has come from the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau who admit that they may have offended the UK with their recent advertising campaign

The Best Nightlife in the World

May 22nd, 2010 | By

According to TripAdvisor, New Orleans provides the best nightlife anywhere in the world. We’ve all heard of the Mardi Gras but there are lots of other events that take place in New Orleans most of them free. The rest of the world must think the same because there are more restaurants than they were before Hurricane Katrina hit. The number of beds booked per night is high with nearly 75% of them taken all the time.
One of the best events takes place nearly every night of the year. Along Bourbon Street and the side streets, amateur musicians, some better than professionals, will entertain you. As the evening wears on the music gets better. Or maybe that’s related to the amount of alcohol and the adrenalin that the music gives you.