TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD: New Orleans, Where the Good Times Roll On and On

Author: , February 6th, 2017

New Orleans gay

New Orleans is simply too much to write about in just one column so we are going to make this a 3 part column for the next two weeks. We have been to New Orleans several times over the years and like San Francisco, it is a city that you keep wanting to go back to. It never changes but yet it does change. Partying is the number one thing to do in New Orleans however they do have fabulous restaurants, bars, museums and art galleries which we will talk about in the next columns.
New Orleans is always busy and crowded so be sure and reserve  early.
Blue60We have found a new Guest House which is within walking distance to the French Quarters but far enough away not to be affected by the loud noises. The Blue60 Guest House was formerly a Bed and Breakfast and the new owner, Joshua Smith purchased it a couple of years ago and has refurbished it wonderfully. He has sunk a great deal of time and money in restoring and updating it. Will is the manager and they both are on top of everything.
blue60 - New OrleansThey make your stay so enjoyable. That is why they have so many repeat guests that return again and again. The house was built in 1842. Each of their 5 guest rooms offers the convenience of a private outdoor entrance, private bathrooms and full amenities including a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, the use of a charcoal BBQ on the back patio , free WIFI and use of the Hot Tub.
blue60 - New OrleansThe rooms are very large and spacious. The Guest House is located in the Fauborg Marigny district just to the east of the French Quarter. Within just a couple of blocks you will find a variety of restaurants and bars. There is also a large Walgreens just a block away. And if you are real lucky you will be there when his Mother is there from out of state. She is FUN, FUN, FUN!
Their address is 1008 Elysian Fields Avenue. You can email them at info@blue60guesthouse.com and their website is www.blue60guesthouse.com Their phone is: 504.324.4311 We have stayed in New Orleans several times and this is our very favorite place to stay. Joshua and Will care about their guests and will do most anything to make your stay in New Orleans perfect for you.
There are hundreds of restaurants in New Orleans and we highly suggest these:
For fine dining we enjoy:
VACHERIE, 827 Toulouse Street, http://vacherierestaurant.com/
EAT, 900 Dumaine Street, http://eatnola.com/
Jarred is the owner of both of these fine restaurants and each has a great atmosphere and extremely professional and friendly staff.
For wonderful Italian we enjoy:
MONA LISA’s, 1212 Royal Street, https://www.facebook.com/Mona-Lisa-NOLA-318143785407 We enjoy this restaurant because it is FUN place to dine. Even thou you don’t know any of the other guests, everyone talks to one another. The owners, Tom and Farrow are extremely FUN and on top of everything.
For true Cajun cuisine we enjoy:
THE CHEEZY CAJUN, 3325 St. Claude, http://www.thecheezycajun.com/
Here you will find some of the best Cajun in New Orleans. Actually most of their guests say that it IS the best Cajun food in New Orleans. The owners,  Doug and Michael are wonderful guys.

Don and RayAlways remember to have fun when traveling, meet new people and talk to everyone!

TRAVELING IN OUR FABULOUS GAY WORLD is written by Donald Pile and Ray Williams, Award-winning, Celebrity travel columnists who write for gay publications from coast to coast (And now legally married).

Proud members of the IGLTA. You can email them at gaytravelers@aol.com and visit their website at http://gaytravelersataol.blogspot.com/

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Newbie Guide to Lesbian New Orleans

Author: , January 14th, 2017

lesbian New Orleans

Visiting lesbian New Orleans for the first time? Prioritize your agenda – lots of play, a good amount of eating and maybe a little sleep. From girlfriends exploring, bachelorette and bachelor parties, to couples wandering hand-in-hand looking for amour en Vieux Carre, the French Quarter is alive at all hours of the day or night.

Experienced Nola travelers pace themselves but it’s newbies get overwhelmed and enjoy some things a little too much (like Bourbon street after midnight) and completely miss the magic of other things (like beignets at Cafe du Monde). If you’re planning a trip to the Big Easy, pull up a chair and learn how to strategize your Nola travel time like a pro.

It’s no secret how Nawlins, also known as Mardi Gras City got its name – lavish celebrations, wee-hour partying and drunken rowdiness is just another day (or night) in this city. Bourbon Street captures more than its fair share of attention, but there’s so much more this city has to offer – historically, culturally and architecturally.

By Julia Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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Really Gay New Orleans

Author: , December 2nd, 2016

Gay New Orleans

Yes, it’s Gay New Orleans. There’s a reason this southern gay mecca always makes the list of most popular cities in America, and it’s not just because of the delicious originality of beignets. There are so many unique experiences that you can only find here, and the combination of the them in one trip or five is the absolute beauty of the place.

Check out these five really gay things you’ll only find in this one American city…

1. “The Fruit Loop”

Gay New Orleans may be known for its slower pace and easy-going attitude, but when it comes to going out, the gays are all about efficiency. That’s why the majority of the bars are clustered within walking distance of each other, in an area of the French Quarter appropriately dubbed “The Fruit Loop.” And since New Orleans is one of the few places left where open containers are allowed on the street, it makes bar hopping extra fun. Not to mention convenient.

Full Story at Queerty

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LaQuinta Inn & Suites Downtown – New Orleans

Author: , October 28th, 2016

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Downtown

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Thank you for considering the LaQuinta Inn & Suites New Orleans Downtown! This isn’t your everyday LaQuinta located only 2 blocks from the French Quarter in the heart of the Central Business District and only one block from the St Charles Street Car Line.

We’re also the proud recipients of the “LaQuinta of the Year Award” for excellence in customer service, cleanliness and sales.

Stay with us and experience all New Orleans has to offer at a great value in a great location! All rates include a daily hot continental breakfast buffet and complimentary wi-fi. This hotel is TAG Approved

See the LaQuinta Inn & Suites Downtown Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Featured Gay Accommodations: The Burgundy, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author: , September 28th, 2015

The Burgundy

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Your host, Carl Smith, invites you to make his home your home in Gay New Orleans. We are a small and cozy gay Bed & Breakfast in the Marigny District, just a short walk to the French Quarter. Come enjoy Louisiana hospitality at its best, as your host caters to your individual wants and needs! He is a native Louisianan and can guide you to many local sites and attractions, including restaurants, shopping, music clubs and gay bars.

See The Burgundy Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Blue60 Guest House, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author: , September 23rd, 2015

Blue60 Guest House

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Welcome to New Orleans’ Blue60 Guest House – in the heart of the famous Faubourg Marigny district, almost directly across the street from one of New Orleans’ most famous gay bars, the Phoenix. We’re an easy walk to the best New Orleans has to offer, from great restaurants, jazz clubs on Frenchman Street, the French Quarter, and the recently completed St Roch Market and cafe. Our New Orleans Guest House features five units; three suites and two studios.

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Lesbian Travel – Play, Eat, Sleep in New Orleans

Author: , September 20th, 2015

New Orleans

Visiting New Orleans for the first time? Prioritize your agenda – lots of play, a good amount of eating and maybe a little sleep. From girlfriends exploring, bachelorette and bachelor parties, to couples wandering hand-in-hand looking for amour en Vieux Carre, the French Quarter is alive at all hours of the day or night.

Experienced Nola travelers pace themselves but it’s newbies get overwhelmed and enjoy some things a little too much (like Bourbon street after midnight) and completely miss the magic of other things (like beignets at Cafe du Monde). If you’re planning a trip to the Big Easy, pull up a chair and learn how to strategize your Nola travel time like a pro.

It’s no secret how Nawlins, also known as Mardi Gras City got its name – lavish celebrations, wee-hour partying and drunken rowdiness is just another day (or night) in this city. Bourbon Street captures more than its fair share of attention, but there’s so much more this city has to offer – historically, culturally and architecturally.

By Julia Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend | Louisiana Gay Travel Resources

Have a Gay Old Time in New Orleans

Author: , August 5th, 2015

New Orleans

Southern Louisiana’s wicked heat and humidity, not to mention the bureaucracy’s slowly-turning wheels, means things evolve slowly here. In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, rebuilding progress started off at a snail’s pace before finally kicking into high gear in recent years. Some argue that the city is not the same place it was before August 29, 2005. Of course it isn’t — even in an unhurried city, change is inevitable.

What’s different about New Orleans a decade since Katrina is a newfound infatuation from those who survived the storm and those who were drawn there in the aftermath. If America is a melting pot, then New Orleans is a big pot of tasty gumbo, with flavor that grows richer with every new resident’s love for this unique, down-home metropolis.

Post-Katrina, one of the best parts of the city’s rebirth — along with improved infrastructure and economic investments that are boosting the local economy — has been renewed hometown pride. That goes for LGBT pride especially.

By Ryan Cochran – Full Story at Edge Boston | Louisiana Gay Travel Resources

Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Elysian Fields Inn, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author: , March 25th, 2015

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Elysian Fields Inn

Welcome to Elysian Fields Inn, a fully licensed New Orleans Bed and Breakfast located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Our neighborhood was just listed as one of the four hot neighborhoods in America by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Everything mentioned in the article is within a few blocks of our Inn. The Frenchmen Street shops and restaurants, French Quarter and French Market are all just steps from our door. Stroll to the Riverwalk Marketplace where you can browse the numerous upscale shops before boarding the Streetcar for your tour of the Universities and grand homes of the Garden District along the famous St. Charles Streetcar Line.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Five Continents Bed and Breakfast, New Orleans, Louisiana

Author: , March 19th, 2015

Five Continents B&BPeriodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

The 5 Continents is a reflection of the owners world travels and life experiences. Your host has visited or lived in five of the seven continents of the world, hence the name. We are located just a 15 minute walk to the historic French Quarter or the Fairgrounds where the world famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is held. It is perfectly situated for a memorable visit to New Orleans. The house is a Greek Revival Mansion done in the Italianate style. It preserves and radiates the atmosphere of the late 1800’s with its original details such as 13 foot cove ceilings that terminate in a delicate plaster shell motif, ceiling rosettes and the original chandeliers in the both the parlors. There are eight fireplaces and hardwood floors.

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