Welcome to NEW ORLEANS

Welcome to New Orleans! 

Bienvenue a Nouvelle Orleans!

Is spring the best time to visit New Orleans?  The city is so wonderful this time of year, could well be. Whether strolling the streets or seeking adventure is on your menu, we have a few items we know you will love.

Louisiana is known as the "Sportsman's Paradise."  Turn to p. 46 and find out where to have some close encounters of the wild kind.  Alligators, herons and sailfish - Oh Wow!

Jazz fest, Mardi Gras, and many more celebrations we have each spring are all more fun if attended thoroughly in the proper attire. And we use that term very "loosely." You want to check out one of the festivals, but just don't have a thing to wear?  No problem.  Check out our favorite spots for festival wear (p. 36) or find out where to get that perfect hat, on (p. 40).

Or, how about a taste of some of that famous New Orleans cuisine under sun or stars?  Read all about the many restaurants that offer courtyard dining, on p. 10.

There's much more in this issue, from interesting stories on beer or rum, to where to find that lite fare you have an appetite for in spring. If it's worth doing or seeing this spring, you'll get the inside scoop in this issue of TRAVELHOST.

Now put spring in your step and get out there!

John Paciera

Associate Publisher

TRAVELHOST of New Orleans