Looking for the best beignets in New Orleans? I’ve found them! Soft fluffy donuts with a crispy fried outer shell covered in mounds of white sugar. The beignet may very well be one of the best culinary masterpieces to come out of the United States. At least in my opinion. I finally, FINALLY had a chance to try one of these incredible treats during our trip to New Orleans and they definitely lived up to their reputation. Cafe Du Monde is the most famous spot to dine in New Orleans. It is the original French Market Coffee stand since 1862 […] Continue reading →

Royal Sonesta Pool

New Orleans is one of those cities that I’ve longed to visit for years now. When an opportunity arose for me to embark on the new Carnival Sunshine cruise ship for it’s inaugural sailing in New Orleans, I was thrilled! This would be our chance to visit one of the most talked about and popular cities in the United States. We decided to arrive a few days early in order to really experience the city, however my procrastination got in the way of accommodations and we happened to be visiting during a very busy time. There were a few conferences […] Continue reading →

This is fun! Carnival Cruise Lines is currently sponsoring “Boo at the Zoo” at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans this year. One of the main attractions is a huge 70-foot-long “Fun Ship” display created from over 500 carved jack-o-lanterns! The display will be showcased October 19, 20, 26 and […] Continue reading →

For many years I had heard about the allure of New Orleans, or NOLA as it is affectionately referred to by many North Americans. I had even spent hours in the past learning to cook the Cajun way with help from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. It seemed like a good trip option to me – history, culture, music, etc. but it wasn’t until I spent a day or two there that I realized I had a serious crush on the city of New Orleans. Definitely exercise caution during the evening, but overall, I found the French Quarter to be quite […] Continue reading →

Have you ever thought of New Orleans as a family vacation destination? If not, you may want to consider it! This summer guests are loving Audubon Aquarium‘s Parakeet Point. Located at the foot of world-famous Canal Street, this family friendly attraction is set against the backdrop of the Mississippi River. There are 800 birds in the exhibit and and visitors can purchase feed sticks for a dollar to feed these beautiful creatures. Grab a streetcar and head through the beautiful Garden District and Uptown to the Audubon Zoo, one of the nation’s most beautiful zoos. Cool Zoo, their new splash […] Continue reading →