New Orleans

7 Affordable Ways to Explore New Orleans

Daniel Baylis | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Daniel Baylis

A visit to New Orleans when it's not Mardi Gras or the Jazz Festival won't limit your opportunities to hear stellar big band and jazz. These days, brass enthusiasts bypass the French Quarter and head to the bars along Frenchman Street, where some of the city's best bands compete for the most coveted time slots. Start with a bottle of Abita beer and sophisticated jazz at the Spotted Cat Music Club.

New Orleans: 10 Years After Katrina

Abi Paul | Posted 04.04.2015 | Canada Alberta
Abi Paul

Since I had lived through Calgary's flood, I was curious to see, or rather compare, how the two cities endured their respective misfortunes. Therein lied my assumption error in thinking that the two cities could be compared in terms of the devastation caused and the revitalization process thereafter.

How Calgary Can Learn from New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Recovering from one of the most damaging natural disasters in Canadian history also means assessing the toll of the flood. There are some good reasons why New Orleans' situation is vastly different from the challenges Calgary confronts. However, Calgary faces some tests that New Orleans didn't.

So That's How 'The Big Easy' Got Its Name

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 01.31.2013 | Canada Travel

On Feb. 3, 2013, roughly 140 million people are expected to tune in to this year's Super Bowl, with an additional5,200 or so fans lucky (read: wealthy...

Two Idle Weeks Before the Super Bowl Are Too Many

Andy Juniper | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada
Andy Juniper

To football fanatics, the two-week time lag between Conference Championship Sunday and Super Bowl Sunday is more than a little dry spell sans their pigskin pastime, it's a veritable desert in the oasis of National Football League action and entertainment.

Five Must-See Cemeteries

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

2012-10-31-halloweenbanner.jpg Cemeteries as tourist attractions? In some cases, yes, and not for morbid fascination either. You'll find unique links to history, unusual resting places for prominent people and, of course, more than a few entertaining ghost stories. In honour of Halloween, here are the five cemeteries I've visited in the past two years that rank as attractions by themselves.

Recovering From Katrina

Romeo Vitelli | Posted 01.11.2012 | Canada
Romeo Vitelli

On my recent visit to New Orleans, I looked forward to seeing how well the city has recovered from the devastating impact that Hurricane Katrina had o...

5 Current And Former New Orleans Cops Guilty In Post-Katrina Shootings

CP | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada

NEW ORLEANS - A federal jury has convicted five current or former police officers of civil rights violations in the deadly shootings on a New Orleans ...