If you're visiting New Orleans and you want to get out of the city for a day, then a popular thing to do is a swamp tour. When I checked into India House hostel I noticed posters for various tours and activities, from walking tours...

Bourbon Street is the most famous party street in New Orleans, stretching for 13 blocks in the heart of the French Quarter.  Whether you visit day or night, there is always the opportunity for people watching on Bourbon Street. The entire pedestrianised area is lined with...

 Two of the many things that have originated in New Orleans are the Hand Grenade and the Po' Boy.  Before I visited New Orleans, people I met were quick to tell me about Bourbon Street and the crazy partying there. "You have to get a...

Braving the intense humidity of Louisiana in June, I hopped on the streetcar to go to the Garden District- a leafy neighbourhood of New Orleans that was designated a national historic landmark in 1974.  As I looked around the streetcar, I noticed beads of sweat...