Results tagged “New Orleans”

Based on the millions of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers to its website, TripAdvisor on Monday announced the winners its sixth annual Traveler's Choice awards for destinations. Among the list of top worldwide destinations, no U.S. city placed in the top 10 and only three placed in the top 25. New York City dropped 10 spots from last ... [Read]

Phil Robertson has put a big rainbow colored spotlight on Louisiana--land of alligators, gumbo and Mardi Gras. Just about everyone now knows that the star of A&E's "Duck Dynasty" reality series, which is filmed in West Monroe, La., said some pretty awful things about gays during an interview with GQ. And to add fuel to the fire, Louisiana Governor Bobby ... [Read]

Gays and Halloween go together like the Irish and St. Patrick's Day. Everyone can enjoy Halloween but, at the end of the day, it's an LGBT holiday.  While the celebration of Halloween, or All Hallows' Eve, is a centuries-old tradition, CNN contributor David Frum nailed it when he credited the LGBT community for making Halloween the celebration that it is ... [Read]

There is sometimes truth in the old saying, "No good deed goes unpunished." Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, many of the hotels in New Orleans -- either as a result of storm damage or by choice -- undertook major renovation projects while the city was rebuilding and tourism was declined. The Sheraton New Orleans didn't.  The Sheraton stayed open during Hurricane Katrina. ... [Read]

A steady drizzle on Tuesday didn't discourage the hundreds of thousands of locals and tourists in New Orleans from celebrating Mardi Gras. And if you heard reports of Liza, Lady Gaga or Rihanna being spotted during Mardi Gras, it's true that they were there. Well, sort of. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then these divas were being ... [Read]

It will soon become a whole lot easier to travel to the South Florida resort city of Key West. It was announced yesterday that beginning Saturday, Dec. 22, visitors can fly nonstop between Key West and both Washington, D.C. and New York City, when US Airways and Delta Airlines expand seasonal service to the Florida Keys. "This expansion of service reflects the airlines' confidence in ... [Read]

A new gay guide to the Big Easy

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
August 29, 2011 7:43 PM |
On the heels of Southern Decadence, New Orlean's annual gay circuit party held over Labor Day weekend, has launched it's new 2011 Gay New Orleans Guide that provides a comprehensive listing of LGBT-friendly events, hotels, restaurants, retail outlets, attractions, bars and clubs.   The guide is available online and as a mobile app. Follow @mwnightlife ... [Read]

Review: Harrah's New Orleans

Posted by Troy Petenbrink
April 29, 2011 11:50 AM |
It has been a rough few years for New Orleans. The after effects of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill are still being felt in many sections of the city; however, the French Quarter and the Garden District, two of the its main tourism areas, have never looked better. And for LGBT travelers seeking to visit the Big Easy, Harrah's ... [Read]