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 […]Read More New Orleans Vampire Ball
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 […]Read More 10 good and bad ways to celebrate Fat Tuesday
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 […]Read More Three Kings Day or Dia de Los Reyes
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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 […]Read More Mardi Gras Voodoo
I am a huge rah-rah fan of New Orleans since I visited last year. Below, more of what I did while in The Big Easy. The Gulf Coast needs our tourist dollars even though the BP oil spill began in April of 2010 and Katrina was six years ago. They still need our support! Then […]Read More Really, go to NOLA!
That’s what I’ve been telling everyone since I came back. I figured New Orleans was a fun place, but found much more than that. Besides the fact that there’s more than enough places to see and things to do for a full week, it simply felt different – like Europe. I’ve never been anywhere else […]Read More Go to 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 […]Read More Is an orb a ghost? LaLaurie House, New Orleans
The top must-do attraction in New Orleans is Cafe Du Monde. So many people – from tour guides, hotel workers, the mailman, and folks on the street suggested I must go to the Cafe Du Monde across from the French Market. Opened in 1862, the Du Monde serves only coffee, milk, hot chocolate, OJ, soft […]Read More Must do in New Orleans – Cafe Du Monde
I know it’s hard to believe that I don’t make a living from my blog. Maybe it would be possible if I lived off-the-grid on a tiny island where I could sustain myself on fish that I caught with a reed and string, along with native plants. However, life on Long Island takes lots of […]Read More Where should I go on vacation?