Tourism Biz

Do You Hear the People Sing?

  You don’t need to have a French surname to celebrate Bastille Day, or le quatorze juillet as it is known in France, especially if you are in New Orleans. We have a long tradition of celebrating our French culture,…

Take a Look, It’s in a Book

  For more than 60 years, Storyland in New Orleans City Park has attracted children and families with its larger-than-life playground installations of fairy tale characters and their abodes. Now, like a lot of people who have surpassed the age…

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…

“Mom, Why Are There So Many Forks?”

  Remember summer vacation from school? Maybe you were looked after by a neighbor lady and had 15 other kids to make up games with, or maybe you went to a different day camp every week to explore your art,…

Snap Beans Ain’t Salty

  We’ve had a rough go of it lately y’all. So many of our Louisiana cultural icons have passed in the last two weeks. We barely had time to process the loss of culinary powerhouse Leah Chase when the news…


New Orleans Oyster Fest becomes a tween, annoyed by parents

Perfect Timing

National Travel and Tourism Week arrives as infrastructure deal is struck

You’re Hired!

Hospitality and Tourism Job Fest connects job seekers with employers

Nerd Alert

Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus brings “Space Farce” parade this weekend

Tourism Biz

Tourism with Jennifer Schecter


Once a tourist in New Orleans herself, Jennifer Gibson Schecter is proud to call NOLA home. Prior to New Orleans, she wrote for publications in the Midwest and New York City. She advises travelers to ask their cab/pedicab/gondola driver where their favorite restaurant is and to eat there.