New Orleans Cajun Cuisine Top Favorites

New Orleans Cajun Cuisine Top Favorites

Like the rest of Louisiana, New Orleans is famous for its Cajun cuisine, with its notorious grills and aromatic stews and sea food dishes. Although the Cajun cuisine shows a lot of French influences, it evolved into a very distinct style – a mix of spices and cooking method that blends perfectly into the bohemian atmosphere of New Orleans’ French Quarter. The ongoing Mardi Gras carnival sounds like the perfect occasion to indulge on some of these New Orleans Cajun Cuisine Top Favorites: ... [ read more ]

Visitor's Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Visitor’s Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

If you ever find yourself in Washington DC with a few hours top spare, then my suggestion would be to make the best use of that precious time and pay a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – you are not going to be disappointed! One of USA’s most visited natural history museums, the Smithsonian is well known for its huge number of artefacts but also for the always exciting and innovative ways in which its displays are presented. This short visitor's guide to the Sm... [ read more ]

Top Five Science Museums in the US

Top Five Science Museums in the US

The United States are just as famous for their natural beauties as there are for the amazing cities like New York, San Francisco or Las Vegas. But in addition to nature and cityscapes, the Americans can pride themselves with some of the best museums in the world. In one of our previous posts we presented you with some truly remarkable arts museums that can be found in USA. Today, however, I will address the geeks rather than the art buffs and make a brief inventory of the top five science mu... [ read more ]

City Breaks in Southern USA

City Breaks in Southern USA

The last official month of winter but not necessarily the last of the cold months, February is a great time to visit the Southern USA. This part of the country gets particularly hot in summer, so tourists will only care for the beaches and often totally ignore the distinct atmosphere of the old South.  A weekend city break in some southern city can bring the much wanted variation of your week end routine, not to mention a well-deserved break for the snow and cold in the north. Hence, toda... [ read more ]

Tips for Attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Tips for Attending Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Travellers and party-goers all over the world, be ready to face a new edition of New Orleans’ famous carnival. The 2012 edition debuts on the 4th of February, with the usual  Krewe de Vieux parade. (For those of you who don’t know,’ krewe’ is a name used to designate the organizations who participate in the carnival parade, similar to the samba schools at the carnival in Rio de Janeiro). Across the next couple of weeks, the city will be the host of numerous parades, parties and even... [ read more ]