Cheap Thrills

September 10, 2006 Archive

The City of New Orleans used to promote Mardi Gras with the slogan "The greatest free show on earth." They meant that it was free to watch all of the parades and costumes and fun on the streets of the Quarter but somehow the phrase took on other impl… Read More »

Making A Scene - Celebrating Summer At The Riverfront

June 14, 2006 Archive

Among the strange personalities visitors can meet along the Riverfront is Patience. She's 21 years old, friendly, single and perhaps looks a tad overdressed in summer. But it goes with the territory for penguins. The African Black Footed penguin is o… Read More »

Swimming with Sharks

May 22, 2006 Archive

"You can't have an aquarium without sharks," says John Hewitt, director of husbandry at the Aquarium of the Americas. Even 25 years after the release of Jaws, popular fascination with sharks still draws frenzied viewers to Aquariums.… Read More »

Rolling on the River with Master Captain Al Christian

February 8, 2006 Archive

Master Captain Al Christian can turn the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen on a dime. Rather impressive for a 200 foot, 400 ton vessel. The massive red paddlewheel itself is 24 feet wide and 20 feet in diameter. But he doesn't always get credit for maneuver… Read More »

Ten Ideas For Family Fun

December 15, 2005 Archive

The image of New Orleans as an adult playland with everyone catching beads, downing Hurricanes and hitting the clubs till all hours isn't the whole story. Savvy families traveling with children give New Orleans high marks for its long list of … Read More »