Posts Tagged ‘ Mardi Gras ’

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

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.

Dressing to the nines in New Orleans

Nov 6th, 2014 | By

New Orleanians like to dress up

Does the topping batter?

Feb 12th, 2013 | By

Today is Shrove Tuesday – aka the time to indulge in a pancake or five. Cathrene has some suggestions on how to create the perfect pancake

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

Magnificent Mazatlan

Nov 11th, 2012 | By

Irene makes for Mazatlan in Mexico and finds it to be holiday magic

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.

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.