We embarked on a week-long cruise from New Orleans on the Carnival Dream, bound for the Caribbean during the December holidays. The itinerary included two days at sea, along with a day each at Costa Maya, Mahogany Bay, Belize City, and Cozumel. We were three couples travelling together on a family trip, and overall, we all loved the experience.
While most people seem to visit New Orleans for the opportunity to drink on street corners, there’s so much more to the Crescent City than getting drunk and listening to jazz. While the party rages on Bourbon Street at all hours, venture further afield and you’ll find that there’s art and culture, food and nature, and a history that’s richer and more complex than almost any other city in the United States, all waiting to be discovered.
A starting point to finding books that capture the culture, history, and essence of the Crescent City, New Orleans.