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The 10 Most Beautiful Cemeteries in the World

While it might seem like a strange thing to add to your vacation to-do list, visiting beautiful cemeteries when you travel can be an interesting way to learn about a place’s history – not to mention see some of its most stunning landscapes.

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March 28, 2013 by | 3 Comments

10 Best Girls’ Getaways in the US

Las Vegas; Best Girls Getaways

For those looking to plan the perfect girlfriend getaway without going too far, there are plenty of cities around the United States with much to offer. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate wine escape, a music-inspired jaunt or something more adventurous, you can find it nearby. To help you plan your girls only itinerary, here […]

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March 12, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Best US Cities for Foodies

Mamoun's Falafel

The Foodie, with an insatiable appetite for the finer things, knows what the finer things are all about. The nuance of flavor in a generations-old mole sauce, the unbearable lightness of crème fraiche, the pacifying subtleties of a well-made brick roux – these are the things worth living for, am I right? They can take […]

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February 21, 2013 by | Comments Off on Best US Cities for Foodies

From Ghost Hunting to Palm Reading: A Guide to Haunted New Orleans

The French Quarter

Many people associate New Orleans with jazz and fine Southern cuisine, but take the time to delve deeper, and you’ll discover the darker side of this city and a plethora of unsolved mysteries. As well as being the home of jazz, New Orleans has the reputation of being the most haunted city in America. Many […]

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January 24, 2013 by | 1 Comment

The Southern Food Dictionary

Chicken and waffles

If you’re traveling to the South, you may recognize some items on the menus in this region, but there will certainly be dishes that will sound as foreign to you as the New Orleans street name Tchoupitoulas. The food in the Deep South states draws influences from Cajun, Creole, Native American, French, Spanish, Caribbean, and […]

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November 5, 2012 by | 1 Comment

America’s Coolest Jazz Clubs

Blues Alley

Jazz: the quintessential American art form. Invented in the red light district of New Orleans at the turn of the 19th century, jazz was born of a mix of African and European music traditions. With its infusion of democracy, individuality and freedom of expression, it exemplifies the American experience.

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September 17, 2012 by | Comments Off on America’s Coolest Jazz Clubs

Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters in NOLA

The worn, fully-stocked bar glowed to my right as I entered the doors at The Court of Two Sisters, located along the Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter. Mimosas, bloody marys, or a refreshing gin and tonic were being made by the vested, bow-tied bartender for guests looking for a little more […]

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September 5, 2012 by | Comments Off on Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters in NOLA

America’s Most Bizarre Museums

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

Spend five minutes watching any American 24-hour news channel and you’ll find that the US is a pretty odd place, and that Americans themselves are an odd batch of characters. But Americans are also an insatiably curious people, with a shared fascination for all that is novel and downright bizarre. That may be why so […]

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August 13, 2012 by | Comments Off on America’s Most Bizarre Museums

Team North America Update: Jules & Brock in New Orleans

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From Orlando and the fun times in Florida, Jules and Brock headed up to New Orleans, where they spent a few days exploring The Big Easy, its surrounds and the region’s vibrant culture.

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July 24, 2012 by | Comments Off on Team North America Update: Jules & Brock in New Orleans

New Orleans Beyond Bourbon Street

Garden District

New Orleans often evokes images of debauchery, drunken stupidity, endless parties and strip clubs and Bourbon Street. With its anything-goes attitude, the city can attract visitors looking to lose themselves in the party. But where is the real New Orleans lurking? The one that has inspired poets, artists, and songwriters. The New Orleans that charms […]

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April 26, 2012 by | 2 Comments