New Orleans Vampire Ball

This year’s Endless Night Vampire Ball in New Orleans will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the House of Blues on Decatur Street.  Carfax Abbey will be performing. The Vampire Ball hosts a mixture of vampyre, steampunk, pagan, neo-victorian, gothic, medieval and rock.  It has been described as a Venetian Masquerade Ball mixed with […]

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10 good and bad ways to celebrate Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, is traditionally a day for gluttony – eating, drinking, smoking and partying before giving up bad habits for Lent.  This day of celebration has turned into many days of frivolity down in New Orleans, Rio and other cities that hold Mardi Gras festivals. Ways to celebrate Fat Tuesday […]

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Three Kings Day or Dia de Los Reyes

We had always celebrated Epiphany on January 6 – not necessarily by marching in a parade or throwing a party, but at the very least by keeping the Christmas decorations up past New Year’s Day until The Three Kings came and having a nice dinner.  Epiphany marks the time when the three kings traveled to […]

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Mardi Gras Voodoo

The blood drips off the bones onto the children while they sleep…  This from the most memorable tour and craziest story heard during my week-long stay in New Orleans.  It was told to me and others in our group by Jerry while walking along N. Rampart Street on the way to the cemetery.  We were […]

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February 21, 2012

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Is an orb a ghost? LaLaurie House, New Orleans

While in New Orleans last month, I went on a ghost walking tour and shot an orb. I had been on many ghost tours in different cities (Gettysburg, Savannah, Manhattan, and London are a few that come to mind), but never before saw an orb or any apparition that appeared ghostly.  We picked Haunted History […]

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