City of the Dead – Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Visiting one of the “Cities of the Dead” was high on my “must-do in New Orleans” list. Our hotel was in the Garden District, so while Amanda was doing homework I went exploring, camera in hand, and found Lafayette Cemetery No. 1. I visited midmorning on a Saturday and found very few people there –Continue reading “City of the Dead – Lafayette Cemetery No. 1”

Alligator Cheesecake

When my daughter and I decided to spend a week in NOLA in April, I told her one of my bucket list items was to go on a swamp tour. “Not me, Mom,” she said; she had no interest in going. But I wanted to go, and didn’t mind making a solo trip.

Expert Travel Advice, Part 2 – Accessible Lodging

As we prepared for two trips – a family wedding in October and, a few months later, attendance at a cultural event – I found it necessary to make accessible lodging arrangements. I solicited the help of a travel agent for the second trip, knowing that hotels would be crowded and costly, and hoping sheContinue reading “Expert Travel Advice, Part 2 – Accessible Lodging”