★ AUTHORED by Wayne Curtis ★
Brass bands to beignets in the Crescent City ✭ New Orleans is one of the world’s most complex, engaging, and mystifying cities — and it’s so close to America! Yet this vital and enduring city on the Gulf of Mexico can be confusing to first-time travelers. It’s layered with history and culture — the music, the arts, the street parades, the cuisine, and the architecture all can seem a world apart.
In part, that’s because this is a city that refuses to become a history museum — the culture here is still very much alive, with chefs riffing off century old-favorites, and brass bands on the street picking up the instruments of their forebears and striking up a funk or hip-hop beat.
Visitors lacking imagination or curiosity often confine themselves to a few blocks of Bourbon Street. Limit yourself to that, and you miss out on what makes this city shine.
How do you find that other New Orleans? This easy-to-use app contains some 150 destinations and more than a thousand photos showing how to get the most out of this complex city — what to do, where to go, where to stay, and what to eat and drink.
What exactly will this app help you do?
• Cut through the noise and clutter and find the best places to spend your travel time and money.
• Move beyond Bourbon Street to the less frenetic, more genuine parts of the city… with better music, better drinks, better food.
• Find the best places for gumbo or a Sazerac cocktail.
• Map your next stop, and if needed call a taxi with a single tap to get there.
• Suggest hotels and inns for a good night’s rest.
★ About the Author ★
Wayne Curtis has written about travel for more than two decades. He’s currently a contributing editor at The Atlantic and Preservation magazines, and he’s written for a number of other publications, including the New York Times, Smithsonian, Canadian Geographic, Saveur, Men’s Journal, Yankee, American Heritage, VIA, and Islands. Wayne was a Frommer’s guidebook author for five years, the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year in 2002, and is the author of “And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in 10 Cocktails” (Crown 2006). He writes a bimonthly column on cocktail history and drinking culture for The Atlantic, and blogs at www.slowcocktails.com.
★ About Sutro Media ★
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