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Visiting a New Orleans Cemetery

A Visit to St. Louis Cemetery #3 3421 Esplanade Ave. New Orleans, LA 70112 Hours: Monday thru Saturday: 8am – 4:30pm; Sunday: 8am – 4pm Free street parking  New Orleans has many nicknames: Crescent City; the Big Easy; and America’s Most Interesting City. Perhaps so interesting that their cemeteries even have a nickname: Cities of the Dead. As most people know, cemeteries in New Orleans are built above ground, using vaults, walls, and mausoleums, because of the city’s tendency to flood. Centuries ago, residents learned the hard way that in-ground burial wouldn’t…

A Visit to Besthoff Sculpture Garden – City Park, New Orleans

Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden – New Orleans Museum of Art One Collins C. Diboll Circle, City Park New Orleans, Louisiana GRADING: A Touring Information: Admission Fee: FREE Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm Open 7 days a week (closed on holidays) Outside the New Orleans Museum of Art, you can find the 5 acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden in a beautiful wooded setting. Located within City Park, this garden of art also contains a lagoon, sitting areas, a garden of irises, and moss-covered oak trees.  Created in 2003, the…

The Sights of the French Quarter

For Spring Break this year, my family and I opted for a trip to colorful New Orleans. Having never been there before, I was surprised at the vitality and spirit that this city had to offer. Our visit centered around the infamous French Quarter, a historic section of New Orleans…

My Favorite Travel Photos from 2016

As many of you know, I am not a full-time traveler. I’m not even a part-time traveler. Rather, I’m a full-time mom, homemaker, and family organizer. I’m not constantly traveling all over the world, like some travel bloggers out there. For me, some years bring more travel, others less, just depending on my circumstances. My life is at home, with my family. But I do love to get away! After my travels, I want to help others by sharing my experiences and offering ways to improve yours, by imparting tips, information…