There are many interesting reasons why Kathy Petrino loves to write about her travels. Among the best reasons is because of her generous nature. She has a strong desire to use her constant travels all over the world as a template of sorts. She feels that, if she writes passionately about her travels, she will encourage others to make the same trips and keep the travel economies in those places flourishing. Kathy Petrino feels that the more she tells them, the less likely they will be to make the same mistakes. Kathy knows that the more people know, the better the trip will be.
One of Kathy Petrino’s favorite tourist destinations happens to be New Orleans, Louisiana. The primary image of “The Big Easy” conjures up many things, especially when it comes to spicy food and great music and impromptu parades and marches. New Orleans has suffered many setbacks, especially the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but it’s impossible to deny the life force of New Orleans. There is a reason why the city’s motto is “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (“Let the good times roll!”); it comes to them naturally.
One of the finest and best ways to take in the spirit of New Orleans is just to walk around the city. Kathy Petrino recommends checking out all three main neighborhoods, along with many of the best and most popular bars and restaurants anywhere, featuring the great Cajun food the city is known for. Then, she recommends heading to the Riverfront/Warehouse District, which has seen an amazing revitalization over the last few years. Quite a few shops, art galleries, and trendy restaurants have arisen from the ashes of closed warehouses and they are certainly worth wandering through. Keeping with tradition, everyone will want to visit the infamous French Quarter, which is dominated by old-fashioned 18th century French homes with wrought-iron balconies, but there are also many restaurants featuring some of the greatest food anywhere. That is in addition to huge numbers of bars playing the best jazz in the city.