Beyond Bourbon Street Travel Guide – EP157

Beyond Bourbon Street an Insider’s Guide to New Orleans

Did you know I wrote a book? It’s called Beyond Bourbon Street, an Insider’s Guide to New Orleans and is the subject of today’s episode. We’ll give you a preview of the book and some insight into how it got made. I am joined by photographer and contributor James Cullen.

Sponsor: The Historic New Orleans Collection

Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter.

Their current exhibit, Making Mardi Gras runs through May 8, 2022. This show stopping display invites visitors into the sprawling dens, late-night sewing sessions, and sweaty dance rehearsals where “The Greatest Free Show on Earth” is created and re-created each year among the city’s diverse communities.

Explore the vibrant expression that only Carnival season can muster, as we meet up with 19th-century float artists, dawn-breaking skeleton gangs, and homebound house-float creators—stopping to admire costumes, royalty, and hand-painted coconuts.

This is the Mardi Gras that happens before we’re watching, the Carnival that will wind through the city on Fat Tuesday, far from the intemperate Bourbon Street scene. Catch it before it passes.

Go to HNOC.org/Visit to plan your trip.

Sponsor: Patreon

Today’s episode is sponsored by our Patreon Supporters.
If you love the podcast, the Facebook group and the work I’m doing please consider becoming a monthly supporter. Find out more at patreon.com/beyondbourbonst.

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Sponsor: Liz Wood Realty

The most frequent questions I get are about moving to New Orleans. If you are ready to make the move, you need a good realtor. That’s where Liz Wood comes in.

Let Liz and her team over at Liz Wood Realty help you find the right place. They can help whether you plan to rent or purchase

Liz makes the process fun and easy. Reach out to Liz at lizwoodrealty.com and make your dream of living in New Orleans a reality.

Sponsor: Tommy Manzella At Gulf Coast Mortgage.

While you are working with Liz you need to secure financing. Reach out to Tommy at Gulf Coast and let him help you get everything in place. That’s what we did on our recent refi and it was as smooth as could be. Links in the show notes. Tommy Manzella at Gulf Coast Bank

Pre-order my book

The Beyond Bourbon Street Travel Guide to New Orleans can be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Bookshop.org This is the single best way you can currently show your support for the podcast and for my work, so please consider pre-ordering your copy today.

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Thank You

Thanks to James Cullen (www.accidentalcajun.com) for joining me on the show and creating such great images for the book! Thanks also to Joel Sharpton of Pro Podcasting Services for editing the podcast.

Contact Us

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Leave us a message at 504-475-7632 or send an email to mark@beyondbourbonst.com

Thanks for listening!

Mark


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