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Spreading Joy At Mardi Gras

Sunday, December 4, 2016

When my friend Kendra asked me to ride krewe with her on a Mardi Gras float I was unsure. We sat at the dining room table of my Seattle apartment one chilly fall night, cradling our wine glasses, polishing off a second bottle of red. “What about the crowds?” I asked. I hated crowds and […]

Five Lessons Learned While Weekend-ing In New Orleans

Monday, December 22, 2014

If traveling is about the journey, then there are lessons to be learned. Weekend-ing in New Orleans was one of those practical adventures that had less to do with voodoo and more to do with the real situations of getting, living, and leaving there. Lesson one: sometimes you have to DIY. Upon arrival at YYZ, […]

Trippy Award Winners Announced

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Congratulations to Travel Bug Robert for his recent win at the oh-so-prestigious Trippy Awards as Filmmaker of the Year over at Trip Films. Rob uploaded a whopping 32 videos in 2010 alone, documenting trips in such places as L.A., Brussels and Ireland. In honor of the end of Mardi Gras, we’ve posted Rob’s video from […]

Fat Tuesday 2011: Mardi Gras By The Numbers

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

In celebration of Fat Tuesday 2011 and the end of Mardi Gras (Mardi Gras is the last Tuesday before the beginning of the Lent season that kicks off with tomorrow’s Ash Wednesday), I though we’d take a look at Mardi Gras by the numbers as it effects New Orleans. According to this infographic by Fast […]

Why Can’t More Cities Be More Like New Orleans?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

After a bumpy ride through water damaged roads and partially boarded up houses, our taxi deposited us in a crowded and lively Jackson Square, the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Jazz, the heartbeat of this area, poured out of storefront speakers, screamed from portable CD players, and blended mercilessly with live combos on every […]

Visiting The New Orleans Of “Treme”

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This week GoNomad heads way down south to New Orleans to check out the many locales and characters that crop up in HBO’s new drama, “Treme.” Watching “Treme,” as I’ve been doing the last couple of weeks, I’ve found myself thinking about how there’s very little that’s as an effective tool to sell a city […]

Road Trip: New Orleans Style

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Still recovering from that bender known as Katrina, a road trip to the Big Easy reveals how New Orleans isn’t letting a little hangover prevent it from enjoying life, just like it always has. By Ted Hesson We decided to take a road trip for several reasons: moving, freelance work, sightseeing, hell-raising, escapism, rock and […]

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