Crime in New Orleans Just a block or two from where I was out drinking one night, two people were shot dead and several more injured in altercations that escalated quickly. The next day the local newspaper had a big article about the murders, filled with the usual fist-shaking condemnations of police and politicians. Next […]
New Orleans swamp tour From the waters, rises new life. When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, it brought devastation, killing almost 2000 people and causing more than 80 billion dollars of damage. Just outside the city, though, the natural disaster has had an unexpected benefit. The swamplands surrounding the city are an important biological microcosm, […]
A decade after Hurricane Katrina hit, the recovery continues in New Orleans. I meet some of the volunteers who have travelled to the city to help.
This celebration of Louis Armstrong takes the best of the man – his music, his city, his creativity – and turns it into a wonderful New Orleans festival!
One of the great musical traditions of New Orleans – a Second Line parade – is not something to be missed. Here’s my photo essay of all the action.
After Hurricane Katrina, it’s been more than buildings restored in New Orleans. The city’s arts scene has also come back to life – better than ever!
There’s a brand new food scene in New Orleans, mixing the classic techniques with modern twists. Here are the best places to eat in New Orleans.
Forget the French Quarter, there’s a new cool neighbourhood in New Orleans. Bywater is becoming the hip part of the city and it’s changing quickly.
One of my favourite hikes at Joshua Tree National Park is the Lost Palms Oasis trail. Let me tell you about it and share some of my photos.