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Louisiana Craft Brewery Trail Spotlights Best Local Beers

AP | By MELINDA DESLATTE | Posted 11.24.2013 | Travel

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hoist a mug in celebration of Louisiana's brews. That's the latest tourist attraction that Lt. Gov. Jay Darde...

Why New Orleans Is Making Billions

AP | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 05.14.2013 | Travel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tourists no longer think of New Orleans as only the French Quarter and food, and they're returning to spend more time in places t...

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.

PHOTOS: Going Cajun On A Budget

AP | By STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 03.27.2013 | Travel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It's expensive to be a tourist in a town that's hosting two of the biggest events of the new year — Mardi Gras and the Super Bo...

New Orleans Braces For 'Super Gras'

AP | By STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is bracing for record crowds as the biggest sporting event of the year, the NFL Super Bowl, collides with Mardi Gras ...

Boudin & Cracklins In Cajun Country

Menuism | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Menuism

In small towns across South Louisiana, one of life's challenges is catching a whiff of a fresh fried batch of pork fat and skin and trying not to stop. Cooked fresh every morning in corner stores, bags of crunchy, golden, greasy nuggets tempt the senses.

WATCH: Inside New Orleans' Giant Music Box

Smithsonian | Posted 09.22.2012 | Travel
Smithsonian

The unbelievably strange and beautiful music box shantytown sits in the historic Bywater section of town.

WATCH: Travelistas In New Orleans: Creole Cooking, Music And More

Travelistas | Posted 08.24.2012 | Black Voices

During their first few days in NOLA, the Travelistas took in the sights of the historic French Quarter and African-American neighborhood of Treme, whi...

WATCH: Travelistas Hit New Orleans' Famous French Quarter, Treme Neighborhood And More (VIDEO)

Travelistas | Posted 08.24.2012 | Black Voices

Fresh off an island adventure in Antigua and Barbuda, the Travelistas are back in the States. Next stop: New Orleans, where they'll take in the sights...

WATCH: New Orleans Festival Season Booming

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 06.22.2012 | Travel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Hurricane Katrina scattered New Orleans residents and its musicians across the country, many wondered if the best days of Ne...

New Orleans Hotels Renovate in Time for Mardi Gras

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 03.24.2012 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If this is the year you were thinking of spending Mardi Gras in New Orleans, New Orleans hotels are ready for the influx as more and more are reopenin...

PHOTOS: Inside Better Than Ezra's Mardi Gras Party

Posted 12.22.2011 | Travel

Forget cruises. Hosting a Mardi Gras extravaganza is the new band gig. Better Than Ezra, the band of "Good" fame, is hosting its second annual Kre...

Amusement Parks In New Orleans: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Sylvie Branch | Posted 12.08.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in New Orleans draw from the city's rich Cajun culture. There is no shortage of family-oriented fun things to do and see in New Orlean...

Amusement Parks In Louisiana: A Huffington Post Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Lisa Lacy | Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in Louisiana took a hit with the loss of Six Flags New Orleans, which was closed prior to Hurricane Katrina and never reopened. Plans ...

WATCH: Louisiana Corn Maze Thanks Seal Team 6

Posted 12.27.2011 | Travel

A Louisiana man has used a corn field to write a very large thank you note to Seal Team 6, the elite unit that stormed Osama Bin Laden's compound in P...

A Huffington Post Travel Guide To Family Vacations In Louisiana

The Huffington Post | Shawn Lealos | Posted 10.02.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Louisiana can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, we've...

Heading To The Big Easy? Read Our Guide To Family Vacations In New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Nikol Purvis | Posted 10.18.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in New Orleans can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, w...

15 Of The Biggest 4th Of July Shows In America Ranked (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 06.27.2012 | Travel

Fourth of July Fireworks should be larger than life. As Independence Day rounds the corner for the 235th time, we decided to take a look at the bigges...

America's Best Cities For Singles

Travel + Leisure | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

In this year's America's Favorite Cities survey, readers evaluated 35 cities on boutique hotels, coffee bars, mass transit, and how bar scenes lend themselves to meeting new people.

It's Mardi Gras Day In New Orleans (PHOTOS)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It's Mardi Gras in New Orleans and for longer than the United States of America has existed, freedom of expression has been found here. When the U.S. ...