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Mardi Gras Travel

Mardi Gras Outside New Orleans

The GypsyNesters | Posted 04.02.2013 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

Chasing chickens, dancing on horseback, drinking at five in the morning, boucherie and fais do-do -- it's all part of what folks outside of New Orleans call the real Mardi Gras.

African-American Tradition Returns To Mardi Gras Carnival

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 01.22.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- The "baby dolls," an on-again, off-again Mardi Gras tradition of New Orleans' African-American community, are on again. The troupes of...

PHOTOS: Women Represent At Mardi Gras

Sarah Hull | Posted 04.21.2012 | Travel
Sarah Hull

New Orleans' newest female krewe, the Krewe of Nyx, made history this year as the first krewe born since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005.

PHOTOS: Inheriting Mardi Gras

Sarah Hull | Posted 04.17.2012 | Travel
Sarah Hull

Everything -- from the cut of the masks to the thousands of pounds of plum-colored beads tossed from Iris' 33 gargantuan floats -- must pass muster.

PHOTOS: Top 10 Mardi Gras And Carnival Celebrations

Cheapflights | Posted 03.28.2012 | Travel

Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday" in English) rallies locals and visitors alike to the streets of cities like Rio, Venice and Mardi Gras to be over-the-top and naughty before turning religiously nice.