639-mile road trip from New Orleans to Florida

I always love road trips especially when all I have to do is ride buses and enjoy the views from my window and get the short town to town stopovers along the way. Driving a 639-mile road trip from New Orleans to Florida for over 10 hours in a compact car is a totally different experience. Through the US ‘marshlands’ You can be in Orlando from New Orleans in an hour or so by…

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Ghosts of New Orleans

Façade of a VooDoo shop at the French Quarter. Some years back, I had the chance to check one item off my bucket list- a ghost and vampire tour around the French Quarter in New Orleans. I was mesmerized by New Orleans, especially the French Quarter, at first sight with its quaint buildings, narrow streets and party atmosphere but exploring the dark side of the city fascinated me all the more. The guy…

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Louisiana Heron

A grey heron scouts for food in the swamps of New Orleans, Louisiana. The best chance to see these Louisiana Herons as well as a variety of wildlife creatures like little blue herons, great white egrets, alligators of all sizes, water snakes,craw fish and more is by going on a water boat or  swamp boat tour through the lush, cool shade of the Louisiana swamps. When in New Orleans, check out any of…

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A tour of New Orleans’ oldest and most famous cemetery

THE directions in the brochure pointed to a closed door at the deserted St. Peter Street at the French Quarter in New Orleans a couple of weeks ago. There was no one on the street except for an elderly woman in a green shirt and long skirt sitting by the doorway. I and my travel buddy hesitated because she looked like one of the fortunetellers or palm readers minus all the paraphernalia but…

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