You never know what you'll see in New Orleans.

Honest New Orleans Vacation Rentals

The great State of Louisiana has a reputation for being, well, there’s no other way to say this so there is no point in beating around the bush— Louisiana has a reputation for being corrupt.  Okay.  I said it.  That doesn’t mean that everyone is Louisiana is on the make.  Not at all.  In fact, […]

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Your New Orleans vacation rental should be this good.

Vacation Rentals in New Orleans

What do you do when you stay in a hotel?  You rent a room in a big box of a building by the night.  What do you do when you stay on AirBnB or VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) or Kayak, or any other informal vacation rental site?  You rent an apartment or a house […]

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Maybe You’ve Been to New Orleans…

Maybe you’ve been to New Orleans before.  If I know you, and I don’t, but let’s assume I do, you stayed in a big hotel in the French Quarter or on Canal Street, or in the Central Business District.  I’m playing the odds when I make this guess about you.  That’s where most of the […]

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New Orleans Winter

Guess what?  It won’t be snowing in New Orleans this winter.  A New Orleans winter seems like springtime to people form up north.  New Orleans is the northernmost Caribbean city.  If you want to experience a real New Orleans winter, do it at a professional B&B or inn.  You are on the right website to […]

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La Belle Esplanade--PIANO

Christmas New Orleans-Style

New Orleans is a city without judgement.  No matter what holiday you want to celebrate in December, come celebrate it in New Orleans, Papa-Noel style.    Christmas New Orleans-style is a celebration of life.  If anyone knows how to celebrate, it’s the good people who live in New Orleans.  Ask any professional New Orleans innkeeper. […]

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New Orleans in December?!!?!!??!

New Orleans in December?  You betcha.  Not many people think about visiting New Orleans in December and, you know what?  They’re missing out on a good idea.  December in New Orleans is a pleasant surprise in all the best ways.  Even though it isn’t crowded in New Orleans in December, it sure is festive.  New […]

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A December New Orleans sky.

December in New Orleans—-Papa Noel-style!

In December in New Orleans, there is no better way to stay than at a professionally licensed New Orleans B&B or inn.  PIANO, the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans, counts over forty New Orleans B&Bs in its membership.  200 rooms—and no two of those rooms are alike!   Variety is the spice of December […]

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Historic New Orleans houses

Papa Noel: Christmas in New Orleans

December is a slow month in New Orleans, tourism-wise.  Not many people come to visit this magical city during December.  Christmas in Connecticut?  Sure.  Christmas in New Orleans?  Not so much, for whatever reason.  Ask any professional New Orleans innkeeper if you should visit New Orleans in December and they will all answer the same, […]

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Autumn in New Orleans

Autumn in New Orleans.! These very words conjure up images of the endless delights that unfold in this unique city.  New Orleans has been called the northernmost Caribbean City.  It has been called America’s Most Interesting City.  It has been called The City That Care Forgot.  It has been called the Big Easy.  Whatever you […]

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La Belle Esplanade copyright 2017

New Orleans is a City of Neighborhoods

If you live in a big city, or even if you live in a small one, your city is made up of neighborhoods.  New Orleans is a smallish city with 380,000 people, as of this writing, but it has all the big city amenities one could hope for.  New Orleans is in a class by […]

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