Author: Jennifer Gibson Schecter

Right Place, Right Time

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. She also writes the Wednesday Tourism Blog on BizNewOrleans.com.   Between the 54 monthly magazine columns (so far) and 220 weekly…

MSY User Guide

The time has finally come. After nearly four years of construction, the new $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is opening Wednesday, Nov. 6. All commercial flights will use the new terminal at 1 Terminal…

Party at Pontchartrain

We’ve finally had a reprieve from the oppressive heat, and we can actually enjoy spending time outside. This weekend, celebrate fall with the family at the annual Gentilly Fest at Pontchartrain Park Oct. 11-13. Since 2007, Gentilly Fest has shined…

A Wing and a Prayer

While most people in the Greater New Orleans region are losing sleep and fretting about when Drew Brees will heal enough to play again, travel writers are pulling their hair out waiting for an announcement from Louis Armstrong International New…

Y’all Means All

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. She also writes the Wednesday Tourism Blog on BizNewOrleans.com.   Travel is one…

Let There Be Light

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. She also writes the Wednesday Tourism Blog on BizNewOrleans.com. The iconic arched blue doors of the Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) on…

Hello, Goodbye

  For many residents of New Orleans, any sense of hospitality toward short-term rental users has run out. On Aug. 8, the New Orleans City Council addressed the community’s concerns and unanimously passed new ordinances that will more strictly limit…

Where River and Ocean Meet

  While it’s back-to-school season in the South, in the northern beach towns summer is still in full swing. To capture the attention of those vacationers, the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) is hosting New Orleans on the Vineyard,…

Red and Dirty

  If you don’t yet know, the au courant togs that must be worn this upcoming Saturday, Aug. 10 need either be rouge of shade or sweaty of armpit. Once again, Red Dress Run coincides with Dirty Linen Night, two…

Oui, I Do

Jennifer Gibson Schecter was once a tourist in New Orleans herself and is now proud to call NOLA home. She also writes the Wednesday Tourism Blog on BizNewOrleans.com.   We Americans seem to be losing some of our rituals. The…

Hold That Plane

  In New Orleans, we are very good at being fashionably late. Maybe it’s because we like to make a dramatic entrance, or it might be because it is usually too hot to move with any rapidity. Whatever the reason,…

Powerful Partnerships

New Orleans has been home to some powerful women in the restaurant industry. The recent passing of Leah Chase, and just over one year before that, the passing of Ella Brennan, have matriarchs on my mind. But both of those…

Splish Splash

  One of the most ludicrous things one could write about summertime in New Orleans is that it is very hot. There aren’t really many similes or metaphors that can do our summer heat justice. It’s the kind of heat…

Showing Our Pride

  For six years, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) has been working with industry partners like New Orleans and Company to market New Orleans as a desirable destination to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community, and as…