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With the return of AirTran’s flashy U.S., Puerto Rico, and Bahamas airfare sale, you’re just $44 away from a beach chair and a tattered copy of Wuthering Heights. Over a 100 routes are available to all-time favorite destinations, including Orlando, Las Vegas, and Washington D.C., with fares that beat... Read More

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The Carnival Triumph will embark on a round-trip cruise from New Orleans through the Western Caribbean, beginning on September 11 and again on September 25, with prices starting as low as $449. The seven night cruise begins with three nights at sea before calling to port in three countries... Read More

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Supply and demand dictates that fares will skyrocket during holiday weekends, so if you’re planning a trip for the Fourth of July you may want to take a look at AirTran’s latest sale. For today only, book tickets for travel from June 30-July 7 for as little as $44... Read More

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AirTran Airways has launched a three-day sale on one-way flights between cities nationwide as well as the Caribbean with prices starting as low as $44! Fly to beautiful fun-filled destinations like Key West, New Orleans, Portland, San Francisco, Miami, Denver, New York City, Montego Bay, Las Vegas, and many... Read More

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Whenever a hotel proclaims that my “kids stay free!” my first response is “And?” Perhaps I don’t yet appreciate how accommodating a “kids stay free” deal really is, since up until recently my kids were either young enough to skirt extra-person occupancy fees or small enough to cram into our... Read More

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AirTran just announced new low prices on one-way flights to destinations nationwide, as well as Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. This near system-wide sale includes hot spots like Las Vegas, New Orleans, Nassau, Cancun, and dozens of other cities starting from $44 (excluding taxes). Tickets must be booked... Read More

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Poisson d’Avril/Photocuisine/CorbisHead on a culinary tour to the Big Easy, where crawfish are a staple of local cuisine

By: Becca Bergman Everyone knows that one of the best ways to explore a destination is with a knife and fork. While it’s easy to visit fine restaurants or attend a cooking class, these culinary tours offer rarified experiences that simply cannot be had on one’s own. From feasting on... Read More

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AirTran has launched another fare sale to destinations in the U.S., Caribbean, and Mexico including sun-soaked locales like Nassau, New Orleans, Cancun, Miami, and more! Take advantage of great short-haul flights starting from $44 each way, or hop on a coast-to-coast jaunt from $79. This deal is available through... Read More

Flickr/GunnaTimes Square is a glitzy tourist trap, with overpriced chain restaurants and flashy attractions

Chalk it up to guilty pleasure, but even the savviest, most sophisticated travelers (not to be confused with mere tourists) can find themselves with a soft spot for an out-and-out tourist trap. We’re certainly not immune, and even though our editors concede that each attraction on this list of... Read More


Plans to expand the cruise terminal in the Port of New Orleans are moving full speed ahead. The $9 million project ? of which $8.1 million will be funded by the state of Louisiana ? will combine the two smaller terminals on Julia Street in an effort to accommodate... Read More

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Louisiana Culinary Trails

As part of an ongoing effort to get Louisiana back on its feet post-Katrina, the state tourism board has crafted seven “culinary trails” to encourage visitors to taste their way through the diverse state. The suggested itineraries – each intended to fill a three-day visit – are not just... Read More

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Sheryl Crow at JazzFest

This year’s Mardi Gras went by in a blur, quite literally for some. And, I’m happy to report it was the largest since 2005, before Katrina. It was my first Mardi Gras in New Orleans and I returned musically fulfilled, sufficiently stuffed (thanks to crawfish etouffe and sugary beignets)... Read More

New Orleans volunteer

Thanks to the work of aid groups such as Habitat for Humanity, more than 84 displaced New Orleans families were able to move into new volunteer-built homes in 2008. To continue this successful rebuilding effort, the New Orleans Marriott has launched a special Build & Bond program.... Read More


The ancient festival of Carnival originated as the last big blowout before Lent, but nowadays it’s an annual no-holds-bar bash. Here in the US, there is no scene quite like the decadent Big Easy during Mardi Gras, when the French Quarter comes alive with the sound of brass bands... Read More

Hotel del CoronadoHotel del Coronado in San Diego dates to 1888

History buffs rejoice: these 10 historic American hotels offer a lot more than just a place to rest your head. Retrace the steps of storied guests at resorts counting Hollywood celebs, U.S. presidents, and international royalty on their lengthy rosters of legendary one-time lodgers. Or, opt to admire some... Read More