TRAVEL: French Market Place, Dining at Mr. B’s Bistro, and Best Pralines from Southern Candy Makers in New Orleans

Take a walk through America’s oldest city market – the French Market in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s like a swap meet or flea market and you can get all your souvenirs for New Orleans here. They’re already a bargain, but don’t forget to negotiate. Best Pralines Within walking distance from the French Market, look for Southern Candy Makers for the BEST Pralines (voted by Bon Appetit’s Magazine as Best of the USA). They also make nice gifts. Check out their packaging below. Dining at Mr. B’s Bistro For dinner, we had reservations at Mr. B’s Bistro. I asked them what they were famous for and they highly recommended … READ MORE >>

TRAVEL: Tour of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras World | #HolidayTravels @MardiGrasWorld

Every year when we go back to New Orleans to visit family, we try to explore one new thing with our kids. This year, we toured Mardi Gras World. What is Mardi Gras? Mardi Gras which means “Fat Tuesday” in French and is the day right before Ash Wednesday. If you’re Catholic, you know what’s it’s like to fast on Ash Wednesday so we tend to fill up Tuesday or “fatten up” the day before thus “Fat Tuesday”. In New Orleans, they take it to a whole other level by running parades for two weeks straight through “Fat Tuesday” and everything completely stops at midnight before Ash Wednesday. The schools … READ MORE >>