Posts Tagged ‘ New Orleans ’

Where the experts holiday: Ruth and Tony Daly, Founders of Ranch Rider

Jul 15th, 2018 | By

Ruth and Tony Daly are passionate riders, the husband and wife team running tour operator Ranch Rider – one of the very few remaining independent specialist horseback holiday companies.  They give their take on their favourite holidays from American ranch stays to Caribbean cruises…

Where the experts holiday: Reza Pakravan, traveller, adventurer and film maker

Apr 2nd, 2017 | By

Reza Pakravan – a traveller, adventurer and film maker – shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel readers

The art of compromise

Mar 7th, 2017 | By

Most couples know each other pretty well by the time they get married, so are used to making compromises in their daily lives. But travelling together is different. Out of your comfort zones you discover new things about each other. You might share ideals about everyday life but have very different ideas when it comes to adventure. So what do you do?

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

What’s hot in 2017 – according to the travel industry part 2

Dec 30th, 2016 | By
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Advice and tips from tour operators on where to holiday in 2017 is compiled from those received before Christmas. Canada, New Orleans, Russia, South Africa and Chile feature across the lists.

Saturday snippets: 11th of June 2016

Jun 11th, 2016 | By

Gin, street parties and the never ending saga of Jon Platt – the main who took his children on holiday in term time – occupy Adrian’s thoughts this week.

Saturday snippets: 9th April 2016

Apr 9th, 2016 | By

We visited florida and Germany in bumper numbers last year but strkes and Butlin’s birthday also occupy Adrian’s summary of the week.

Postcard from Argentina: part five

Mar 13th, 2016 | By

Kaye’s constant quest for adventure has taken her back to Argentina – the land of gauchos, glaciers, football, tango and beef

New Orleans – much more than food and Bourbon Street

Dec 3rd, 2015 | By

“It’s a little city with a big attitude,” said Albert Francis, Irene’s taxi driver, who escaped Katrina’s wrath by snagging a cab fare who paid him to transport his family to Atlanta.

Saturday snippets: 21st October 2015

Nov 21st, 2015 | By

Remembering the Paris tragedy, Adrian looks ahead as well to the Christmas markets that are about to open throughout our countries shortly.

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

Honduras: a central American country of Mayan Ruins, lush forests and Caribbean beaches

Jan 15th, 2013 | By

Honduras is very much off the beaten tourist track ,yet it boasts fantastic Mayan sculptures at Copan and the lush tropical island of Roatan, writes Rupert Parker

New Orleans on a winning streak

Nov 25th, 2012 | By

New Orleans voted America’s favourite city

Chef Michael Sichel’s crabmeat maison

Aug 10th, 2012 | By

The 21st century hasn’t been kind to New Orleans but the Big Easy remains a hotspot for food. Here chef Michael Sichel of award winning New Orleans restaurant, Galatoire’s, shares his recipe for crabmeat mason with CD-Traveller readers

Big Easy pickings

Aug 8th, 2012 | By

Chef Michael Sichel of the 107 year old James Beard award winning restaurant, Galatoire’s, reveals why nothing – not even a hurricane or BP oil spill – will stop the music in New Orleans

February is carnival time

Feb 11th, 2012 | By

Europe may be having a cold snap that has seen rivers freeze in Amsterdam, Hamburg and elsewhere but in many places its carnival time.
Today in Venice, despite some canals freezing, their carnival begins, one of the colourful and historic in the world.

Fun in New Orleans

Apr 26th, 2011 | By

Against a backdrop of the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina, then the economic downturn and finally the BP oil spillage in the Gulf, New Orleans has proudly announced that tourism is back to pre Katrina levels. Last year 8.3 million visitors went to the city, largely for pleasure since New Orleans has one of the bulkiest calendars in terms of festivals and events that you will ever come across.

What’s hot: October

Oct 4th, 2010 | By

Whether you’re staycation-ing or vacationing, CD Traveller tells you what’s happening in the travel world

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.

The Attraction of New Orleans

Jan 26th, 2010 | By

New Orleans is widely known throughout the world for its carnival, its food and its French-Creole-American mix. It attracts people from all over the world the UK included. Yet if you are British there is not one single scheduled flight to this city. Why is it that places like Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte have direct connections yet New Orleans misses out? Which would you rather go to? Which has the greater tourist potential?