New Orleans itineraries

New Orleans isn't a city. It's a Petrarchan sonnet. There's no other place on the planet like it. I think it was sawed loose from South America and blown by trade winds across the Caribbean until it affixed itself to the southern rim of the United States.
– James Lee Burke

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Travel Loot: New Orleans

What do you mean your local deli is fresh out of voodoo candles and dragon's blood? We just got back from New Orleans, and we stocked up.

New Orleans Is Music to My Ears

Eclectic jazz pianist Eddie Bo has a great quote that goes, "If you smoke a cigarette, they’ll have a parade for it. Then if you die from the cigarette, they’ll be a parade for that too."

Love Letter: Cochon's Oysters

NEW ORLEANS – Long after the plate was removed and long after the last bite of heart-thumping upside-down pineapple cake was licked clean from the spoon, I thought about those oysters.

NOLA Diary

NEW ORLEANS – The best days are the ones made up of characters and scenes. I'm just a bit player among the performers, a town of local celebrities.

Best Day Ever: New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The progression of the day: mellow morning, bowl of gumbo, leisure ride, cheap cocktail, fancy cocktail, howlin' wolf.

Mardi Gras Unmasked

NEW ORLEANS – Foam clouds, foamy beers, and floats. Follow one NOLA native Clare Crespo's lead and hit the streets for Mardi Gras.

Just Back From: New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – The proprietor of The Hotel Modern New Orleans checks up on his restaurant, preps for Mardi Gras, and keeps up with the neighborhood.

Fathom Questionnaire: Julia Reed

In-flight relaxation regime: I am already at my most relaxed on a plane. I love the feeling of being in suspended time, and I love that at 20,000 feet, you can hear the sound of your own voice.

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