New Orleans Streetcar

Solo Dining in the French Quarter of New Orleans

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Food in New Orleans is legend, I had so many suggestions from my #foodiechats and #foodtravelchat friends before my New Orleans trip, everyone had a favorite food memory. As I was traveling on business for a conference, I wasn’t quite sure how much free time I would have to eat. I ended up solo dining in […]

Charcoal's Burger Bar

Solo Dining New Orleans: Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar

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There are signs, both literally and figuratively all around us (or so I am told). For the most part, I try to interpret the signs (usually overthink them) hoping that I choose well (doesn’t always work though). We all need something to help us in our decision process.   For my lunch time forage in […]

New Orleans Garden District and Lafayette Cemetery walking tour

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I hadn’t intended to spend my morning in the cemetery but here I was in Lafayette #1 learning about burial processes, payment upkeep and the politics involved in New Orleans.  Signing up for the New Orleans’ Garden District two hour walking tour, I envisioned the grand, romantic homes of the movies and novels and lots […]

SoBou Wine Kiosk

Solo Dining New Orleans: SoBou Restaurant

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 Dining solo in New Orleans was actually a concern of mine.  While I have easily dined solo around the world, I was unsure how the madness of Bourbon Street and the French Quarter would affect my comfort level – would everyone be couples or groups having fun to the point where I did actually feel […]

Blue Dog George Rodrigue New Orleans

Art in New Orleans French Quarter

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Staying near Bourbon Street, I didn’t know what to expect when I started to walk around.  I was pleasantly surprised by the art in New Orleans French Quarter specifically on Royal Street, one of the cities oldest streets. Royal street is home to many art galleries, antique shops and boutiques.   Due to the conference, […]

W French Quarter King Room

The W French Quarter Hotel Review – A Boutique Retreat in New Orleans

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New Orleans is a city steeped in historic homes, cemetaries and stories.  It is a city exploding with jazz, food and fun and for the most part, much of that happens in the French Quarter.  My visit to New Orleans was not a proper vacation to explore the city and surrounding suburbs but rather a […]