Travel Blogger Kathy Petrino Recommends New Orleans

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.

Kathy Petrino Would Like You to See Napa Valley

There is a reason why Kathy Petrino loves to write about her travels. She is passionate about seeing everything in the world worth seeing and she loves to share. This is why she enthusiastically writes about every trip she takes and why she is intent on seeing to it that as many people as possible have as much fun as she does. She does write about every aspect of her trip, though, out of a desire to make sure her readers avoid the occasional pitfalls that come with travel all over.

One of her favorite travel destinations is the Napa Valley in California. Of course, that destination has changed quite a bit over the years. A trip to the Napa Valley actually meant heading “up-valley,” to quaint little towns like Oakville, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga. People still go to those places, but quite often they simply stay in downtown Napa, with it’s great hotels and top-of-the-line restaurants, great nightlife and more. These days, many visitors use Napa as their launch pad, from which they visit all of the great sites in Napa Valley.

Oh, one more thing. The vineyards are beautiful and the wine is tasty, but there is so much more to see and do in Napa Valley. For example, a short drive away is di Rosa, which is an art preserve out on the Carneros Highway that can boast of having the most significant holdings contemporary art in the entire Bay Area, if not the entire world. After your art adventure, you can cross the highway to the French chateaux Domaine Carneros for a sparkling wine or pinot noir tasting. Scattered throughout the area, all within a few miles of Napa are so many places to visit and so many sights to see, you may find it difficult to choose.

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