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New Orleans, LA Archives - Family Travel with Colleen Kelly

Places to Stay in New Orleans: Hyatt Regency New Orleans

When we walked into this hotel we immediately smelled the most amazing scent - lavender! The lobby was elegant and peaceful and the staff was very friendly.
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Top Family Fun Sports

NOLA Motorsports Park OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET When shooting a show, it sometimes seems like the host is having all the fun. We were lucky enough to have our whole crew, including our Executive Producer Tricia Fusilero, get in on the action. It was exciting that a lot of us got to experience the
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Exciting Family Water Activities!

Jean Lafitte Swamp Tour Exciting Family Water Activities! Our experience on the Swamp Tour was fantastic! We were surprised that the boat captain had a baby alligator on board for us to touch. The little reptiles stole everyone’s heart and we loved how children and adults got to interact with them. It was also really
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Family Fun with Animals!

Insectarium OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET There was more to the Insectarium than just seeing insects. We were able to take a bug cooking class and the food tasted better than we expected! Our experience led us to sample insects like mealworms and crickets, which we blended into a fantastic dip.  We never knew we
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Family Fun Culture

Mardi Gras World OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Mardi Gras World was unbelievable.  Everywhere we turned, there was something new to see.  I think what struck me most was how environmentally conscious the artists were with the materials they used.  Getting the opportunity to ask one of the artists questions was one of my favorite
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Educational Museums

WWII Museum OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Has your grandparent ever told you a story and you felt like you were experiencing it first hand? That is how we felt when we were getting told WWII stories from actual veteran volunteers. They were very good at being descriptive and we appreciated their emotions. They answered
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For The Little Ones

Storyland OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET OK, I have to admit…I have always wanted to be a princess and I got my chance at Storyland, which is a hidden gem in City Park.  We were able to experience 25 larger-than-life storybook sculptures that made us feel like kids again! Our crew saw Jack & Jill
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Desserts and Sweet Treats

Cafe Du Monde OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Beignets are delicious, but they can be a bit messy. Some of the crew tried these tasty treats, but the powdered sugar unfortunately got everywhere! OUR ADDITIONAL TIP This Café has had celebrities stop by their locations like Man vs. Food host Adam Richman and NFL Superbowl Champion
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Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET The food at Mulates was unbelievable!  We began with an alligator appetizer and the food just kept coming! I think we tried everything on the menu and we devoured course after course. The only thing better than the food was the southern hospitality. Mulate’s will be one
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French Market OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Need to get an NOLA souvenir for a loved one? If so, stop by the French Market there is a lot to see and do. Visit Evans Creole Candy Factory, voted one of the 10 best candy shops in the United States by “Bon Appetit,” or get a
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