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Mardi Gras 2020

Best of the Season!    By Jeffrey Chitek   New Orleans in February is one of the social marvels of the world.  Carnival leads into Mardi Gras and there is virtually no stoppage time in between.  The city is made of color during this period. It is a pure celebration of life, love and vice.  People wear their insides on the outside in the form of intricate homemade costumes and provocative fashion.  The parties and debauchery go all night to meet the next days sun. If you were to continually participate in all of the action, you would surely perish due to bliss or exhaustion, whichever comes first.  The key to surviving carnival season is careful selection and moderation of said activity. Following is a summary of things to do in the month of February considering a healthy balance of…

New Orleans Bachelorette Party Ideas!

The silliest things to do in New Orleans with your bachelorette crew!  Voted #1 for best city to have your bach party at, Nola will give you plenty to talk about for the next few years.   Good luck fitting all these fun activities and food into your weekend.  We also suggest that you book your trip during a low season like october, november or may when the crowds aren’t too big and the lines aren’t too long. Activities Day Time Drinking Activities New Orleans Bachelorette Party Boat Get a mini workout cycling, have a few drinks and see a beautiful bayou with a captain and crew.  Located only 15 mins from the quarter, this is a fun day or nighttime activity for your whole group.  Rent the whole party boat or join a public party tour. Country Club A great…

Best Fried Chicken Joints in NOLA!

The Best Fried Chicken Joints in New Orleans   Willie Mae’s Scotch House  I’ve had nearly religious experiences here! Without question, this is the best fried chicken in the universe! I would love to learn about anywhere that might challenge it. The modest prices and amazing food in a living room setting can’t be beat! If you haven’t been you better fix that!  williemaesnola.com   Dooky Chase This is the joint MLK Jr. preferred over all the others. Most folks say that the civil rights movement was born in the Treme at these tables over Leah Chase’s delicious food! You can taste the righteousness I’ll tell you that much!   dookychaserestaurant.com/   Gus’s  This spot is nuts! Originating in Memphis, TN, they just opened a new shop in the CBD of NOLA which is for sure the number 3 joint for…

What to do this January in New Orleans

Best Vietnamese food in New Orleans to warm your belly this January   Nothing is as satisfying as a hot bowl of Vietnamese soup, known as Pho (pronound “fuh”), on cool damp January days in New Orleans. If you’ve ever had pho, you know that this soup is both light and nutritious, served in portions large enough to…

5 Reasons why Winter is the Best for kayaking in New Orleans swamps

1. You Won’t Overheat – It’s no joke that Southeastern Louisiana is hot. So hot, there are dozens of songs about the Louisiana heat. And for only a couple precious months, the heat hides away and it’s cool enough to paddle indefinitely. Not quite indefinitely as we try to keep our tours to two hours,…

Things to do this winter in New Orleans

..an adventurers guide   Most folks only visit NOLA in the Spring to get drunk and do Mardi Gras, however the crescent city has something to offer all year round. When its cold out and your tired of hitting the bars you might try:   1) Eating some good food. Where else are you likely…

New Orleans Kayak swamp video

A video made by a guest who was a travel blogger on one of our tours.

Gumbo YaYa

recipe by Josh Jack The cold is finally here and nothing warms the body and soul quite like a piping hot bowl (or two, or three) of gumbo. Many restaurants in the city serve some version of this storied stew, but the best stuff always comes from your own (or your mama’s) kitchen. Here’s a…

Louisiana Land Loss

The current state of Louisiana’s Gulf Coast by Emma Reid How much wetlands do we lose in Louisiana a year? We’ve already lost 2000 square miles of wetlands and were losing what’s left at about 16 square miles a year (a football field every 100 minutes). Louisiana is the most productive coastal estuary in North…

Backyard Treasure

by Jeffrey Chitek New Orleans has a long history by new world standards…an obvious statement.  One can find this history in plain site…in the architecture and the streets, in the food and callused hands.  The thick river air still reeks of a time past.  But many secrets and stories of this old port town lay unseen…

Why October is the best month to visit New Orleans

My favorite reasons why I have family and friends visit New Orleans during October. The temperature is great and the scenery is spectacular. New Orleans is the capital of Halloween. Nola does costumes right! The crowds arn’t too big. The streets are filled with aromatic blossoming flowers. Because Kayaking in Milwaukee is just darn too…

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