Dining at Commander’s Palace Restaurant in New Orleans

    The Commander’s Palace Restaurant in New Orleans is a sight to see. This grand restaurant has been open since 1890 when it was owned by Emile Commander. Over time, the restaurant switched owners, first to Frank G. Giarratano in the 20s, then to the Morans in 1944. Thirty years later, the Brennan family took… Read More

Top Five Family-Friendly Cemeteries

  Exploring a cemetery may seem like an odd option to pass a morning or afternoon, but in the past decade, a growing number of families have discovered the benefits of becoming budding taphophiles*. In fact, visiting a cemetery can be the perfect budget friendly way to interest school-age children in a city’s history and dignitaries… Read More

Visiting New Orlean’s Lower Ninth Ward

Reading Peter Greenberg’s post about New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward tours brought back thoughts and memories of our tour in 2010. We went on the Katrina Tour on our last vacation day in New Orleans. My husband wasn’t feeling well, and the weather was a nasty blend of rain and wind. We had already marveled at NOLA’s… Read More

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