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7 of the Best things to do in February in New Orleans

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The February New Orleans things to do handbook By Jeffrey Chitek New Orleans in February is one of the social marvels of the world.  Carnival leads into Mardi Gras and there is virtually no stoppage time in between.  The city is made of color during this period. It is a pure celebration of life, love…

Best things to do in New Orleans this September

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September in New Orleans by Jeffrey Chitek Summer is over.  You spent the last month squeezing the blood out of it, trying to make your August count.  Falling in love, swimming in the lake, late night stories by the fire swatting mosquitos, walking outside in your underwear to get the mail….the iconic seasonal past-times.  Maybe…

New Orleans Alligator Tours

Baby Alligators are back out sunning themselves! It’s spring and the baby alligators are back out to enjoy some sunshine!   We tour past them with our kayaks and can get up pretty close without motors.  Some stunning footage of these reptiles as they sun themselves on a fallen cypress tree.

Best things to do this January in New Orleans

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Wintertime fun in New Orleans   Nothing is as satisfying as a hot bowl of Vietnamese soup, known as Pho (pronound “fuh”), on cool damp January days in New Orleans. If you’ve ever had pho, you know that this soup is both light and nutritious, served in portions large enough to be a main course for breakfast, lunch,…

Best places to visit during your New Orleans convention

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Best activities near your New Orleans convention.   The warehouse district of New Orleans is one of the cities hidden gems. I mean it’s not actually hidden but overlooked as an attraction with most of the tourism traffic focused to the French Quarter. During your next New Orleans convention, change it up a bit and…

FREE Bayou St. John Kayak Cleanup

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CLEAN UP ON AISLE BAYOU!   New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours has decided to inspire eco-heros!  Join us as we scour the Bayou St. John to round up the wildlife killer culprits; plastic straws, bags, fishing line, & beer cans.  Give back and get that good feeling.   COST: Free – $5/ if your feeling super…

FREE SWAMP TOUR CLEAN UP & PIZZA PARTY

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CLEAN UP ON AISLE SWAMP!   New Orleans Kayak Swamp Tours has recently adopted a mile stretch of swamp-front highway along the beautiful Manchac Greenway in LaPlace.  The goal is to clean up the trash and debris along our adopted section of roadway before it has negative environmental impacts on the area (ie birds choking…

Top 5 underrated New Orleans restaurants that we LOVE

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Best New Orleans restaurants to fill your belly after a swamp tour.   1. Marjie’s Grill – This creative joint in Mid City blends the rich and homey cuisine of the gulf south with fiery and pungent flavors of Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand and Vietnam. Their menu changes regularly based on season and what they…

The best swamp tour for your family

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A family tour that will please When exploring the Bayou of Louisiana there are many different choices for things to do. There is a lot to do, see and drink in the French Quarter, but there’s also so much to explore outside of it! Experience a colorful side outside of the quarter, a kayak swamp…

What is the best Swamp Tour near New Orleans?

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The Best eco-friendly Swamp Tour in New Orleans A Kayak tour An Airboat tour A motorboat tour There are many ways to get into the louisiana swamp.  Each has it pros and cons.  As well, as there are many areas where these tours go.  Here is a quick cheat sheet to finding the tour that…