Category Archives: New Orleans

By @ 11/09/16 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, Travel
As featured in ManAboutWorld, the gay travel magazine

Beignets and coffee at the famous Cafe du Monde

Join us on Tuesday, November 15 at 1pm ET for a delicious New Orleans Twitter Chat via #EatNola. This is a great time to head to New Orleans. The “Crescent City is an extraordinary city with truly hospitable people, great culture, fantastic lodging and such amazing food. It’s even tastier during the holiday season when you experience a fantastic food festival you’ve probably never heard of Reveillon.

We’ll talk about Reveillon dinners and hear from some of the leading chefs, restaurateurs and foodies in Nola and beyond. Join us on Tuesday,  November 15 at 1pm ET via #EatNola!

To get a taste of New Orleans now, download the free New Orleans guide by accessing ManAboutWorld for iOS or Android devices and checking the library of free (and paid) guides.

ManAboutWorld has information on many more destinations around the world! 

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By @ 10/13/16 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, Travel
halloween

New Orleans’ epic Halloween is the stuff of legend, and it’s not for the novice raver. In fact, after three hard partying days of outrageous costumes, boozy raves and historic streets jam packed with hot gay guys, you may never want to utter the word Halloween again. And while it’s far and away America’s most over-the-top, decadent weekend costume party, it’s also the kind of event that leaves you needing some much needed R&R.

Trust us, when you’re cold and drunk and stumbling down Frenchman in a pair of borrowed stilettos, you’ll be desperate for some sobering food, a foot massage, and a quiet, warm place to just get away from it all. Luckily, we’ve done all the stumbling for you and compiled a list of our favorite ways to recuperate after a weekend of hard Halloweening. Read on for the 5 gayest Halloween hangover cures and download ManAboutWorld’s (FREE!) guide to Halloween for the other 364 days of the year on iOs or Android



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By @ 09/13/16 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, Travel

Matt & Beau in ManAboutWorld's New Orleans GuideManAboutWorld’s brand new New Orleans Guide is available for download. You’ll find our take on Crescent City but we also turn to locals, including Beau Ciolino and Matt Armato, a Nola couple who launched their food-focused lifestyle blog, Probably This in 2015. The blog is filled with stunning photography, educating you on how to create delicious treats like Shaken Iced Almond Matcha Latte. Subscribe to ManAboutWorld for your free guide to the Big Easy to read more about Beau and Matt, New Orleans and gay-friendly destinations around the globe. Follow Matt and Beau as they document their lives in New Orleans on our Instagram @probablythis and take note of their top recommendations in New Orleans.

CocktailsHands down, Cane and Table is the best place to grab drinks. They have a friendly and knowledgeable staff, a gorgeous French Quarter courtyard, and some delicious snacks as an added bonus. Their focus is tiki cocktails, which are generally great boozy refreshments on a hot New Orleans summer day, or really just any hot day since they pretty much happen all year.

HotelWe’ve never stayed in a hotel in this city, but the Ace Hotel New Orleans just opened recently, and it’s cute af.  We can very highly recommend the rooftop pool along with the accompanying cabana bar Alto; and the house restaurant Josephine Estelle is incredible. We’ve heard they leave you a fresh bag of Zapp’s chips in every room.

New Orelans guide

From the New Orleans guide

BrunchThe courtyard at Sylvain is just flawless, and there is no better spot to grab hearty, filling, Southern-style brunch. Plus, their cocktail game is one of the best in the city. Definitely try the pork shoulder and grits. For drinks, try an Orange Lazarus Spritz or one of their amazing house-made Bloody Mary’s.

Sunday/FundayWe have to go classic with this one; the Country Club is a Bywater restaurant/bar/pool, and yes that was pool. It used to be a clothing-optional situation which was sometimes fun and sometimes weird. Anyway, you can still go for drag brunch and then head on back to the cabana bar for something to drink while you soak up that Sunday sun.

OutdoorCrescent Park is a lovely outdoor space in a gorgeous new development in the Bywater that runs along the riverfront and has great views of the city skyline. It’s a convenient and scenic spot for a short bike ride, a run, or a picnic. There’s also a small dog run which our little dude Fox “swipes right” for.

Hidden GemLocated in Esplanade Ridge, 1000 Figs is the cutest café we’ve ever feasted our eyes upon, and its menu is full of delicious Mediterranean classics. It’s the most Instagram-ready little room ever, and it’s VERY little. You simply cannot leave this place without trying the smoked chicken salad sandwich and the falafel platter.

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By @ 07/20/16 in Gay travel, New Orleans, Travel

New New Orleans in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineWe love new New Orleans and can’t get enough. You may know it from your first few trips there hitting the bars, doing what a gay dude does for beads. But you may not be aware of the breathtaking array of cultural, culinary, romantic and historic options just steps from Bourbon Street. That’s why we created ManAboutWorld’s first-ever FREE guide to New Orleans. Get ready to uncover the new New Orleans.

It’s available via direct download of our app where you’ll find the guide in the library. Find it on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Download it now and plan on heading to NOLA for Southern Decadence (August 31-September 5) or one of the many other fun gay and all-welcome events occurring annually. Prefer a PDF? We thought of you, too! To download it click here and get a very special offer for ManAboutWorld.

New New Orleans in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Free new New Orleans Guide on ManAboutWorld: Download our digital gay travel magazine app for destinations around the globe. Find it on the iTunes App Store or Google Play. We work on smartphones, iPads, Android tablets, iPhones and Android phones. You’ll find New Orleans and other free guides and you can click here to register for a FREE three-month subscription to the actual magazine (a $39.99 value). Go on, what are you waiting for!

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By @ 06/10/16 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, Travel

Sylvains, New Orleans, ManAboutWorld gay travel guide

New Orleans teems with gay boys from all around the country: some come to party, some to meet new friends, and some to fall in love. And while the French Quarter may be crazed with parties and celebrations, the rest of the city swells with love and romance. Our friends at Expedia.com asked us to share some of our favorite romantic places, since there’s no better backdrop for romance than NOLA. Sultry, scenic, and sexy, there’s no city where courtly gestures and couple moments come as naturally or frequently. It’s not as if anyone needs an itinerary for love here, but we want to make sure the logistics don’t get in the way. 

For some artsy, daytime romance, get an early start and head uptown to Morning Call Coffee Stand, an adorable little coffee shop where you and your boyfriend can enjoy authentic beignets and cafe au lait with views overlooking the green and beautiful City Park. Once you’re fueled up, it’s just a quick stroll through the park, around the New Orleans Museum of Art, and into the adjacent Sculpture Garden, a treasure of world class sculptures, each of them landscaped, placed, and named, and the area’s aura brought to life with romantic bridges, hidden groves, massive trees, colorful flower patches, and stunning Iris specimens. (We especially enjoyed the giant Mardi Gras beads in the branches of one tree.) The garden is free and an idyllic landscape to walk hand-in-hand enjoying thought-provoking, engaging works of art. There is no food allowed in the park.

Bourbon Street, New Orleans, ManAboutWorld gay travel guide

It could be argued that Bacchanal Wine is the quintessential date spot in all of New Orleans. A local favorite, you’ll see this cute backyard space on the edges of the Bywater on the corner to an industrial canal.  Lit with Christmas lights and warmed with a fire pit, live music, and the chatter of locals, we love the casual romantic vibe. Buy a bottle of wine and take it into the backyard, snag a table (if you can!) order some delicious food, and enjoy a cool New Orleans evening. Simple, classic, romantic. Sometimes it’s the little things.

For something a bit more elegant, treat your beau to a glimpse of old-world New Orleans, where the European influences bring a certain magic and charm. Begin your evening with a romantic dinner at the quaint Cafe Degas, an intimate French country bistro named after the impressionist Edgar Degas who briefly lived nearby. After dinner, take a quick Uber ride up Esplanade Avenue to City Park, where you’ll surprise him with Champagne and a Venetian gondola ride with Nola Gondola through the gorgeous park. Be sure to stop briefly under the bridge to write your names along with the other lovers who have passed through. 

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By @ 09/08/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, Travel

Southern Decadence, New Orleans, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazineOk, so you just missed Southern Decadence, which unspooled in New Orleans over the Labor Day weekend.See what you missed here. But there are three more reasons to put NoLa on your travel to-do list before the end of the year.

Halloween LGBT Style
October 29-November 1, 2015
For over 30 years, Halloween in New Orleans has been a huge success and a major part of the city’s LGBT community. Once again this year, the French Quarter’s LGBT scene will be out in full regalia for an extended weekend. With four days of thrilling events, you can join the fun at any time.

Faux Real Festival
November 4-22, 2015
Formerly known as the New Orleans Fringe Festival, Faux/ Real Fest celebrates performing arts for three weeks of entertainment. This year’s theme is “Something New,” and tons of performers are gearing up to showcase their best talent.

Christmas New Orleans style
Visitors to New Orleans during the Holiday Season may want to sample an old Crescent City tradition that dates back to the early 19th century. It is called a Reveillon Dinner and there is the story behind it. In French, New Orleans’ original language, the word “reveillon” means “awakening.” The Creoles, some of the city’s earliest inhabitants, celebrated the start of Christmas in the early 1800s, with a big family meal when they returned home from midnight mass. Click here for more information.

Photo: Egoiste via Flickr

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By @ 09/03/15 in Ashton Giese, Gay travel, Gayography LGBT news, Lisbon, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, Travel
Southern Decadence, New Orleans in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine & Gayography

Southern Decadence

GAYography gay travel news update  is brought to you by ManAboutWorld correspondent Ashton Giese who publishes this indispensable digital gay travel news update weekly.

Difficult news from New Orleans where one of its most popular gay bars burned down, just days before one of the most festive times of the year for the LGBT community: Southern Decadence. Stay tuned for more as the GAYographer travels there this weekend.

Where will you spend your Labor Day weekend? Two Bad Tourists provide the best brief guide to Lisbon – and if you’re traveling Europe Globetrotter Girls hands over the best tips and trick for budget travelers. This and all the critical LGBT news abroad in this week’s GAYography brief!

This weeks’ Brief: eepurl.com/bxOrEf

A vital resource for LGBT travelers, focusing on news, vacation insights, advocacy and current events in major cities around the globe, the GAYography brief is published every Thursday.

Photo: Egoiste via Flickr

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By @ 01/16/15 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, Travel
As featured in ManAboutWorld, the gay travel magazine

Beignets and coffee at the famous Cafe du Monde

Some cities demand to be seen now and New Orleans is one of them. A city in the midst of an evolution, its post-Katrina rise to become one of the most culturally and culinarily exciting cities in America is something to behold. You could have come last year, and you can come the year after, but 2015 is witnessing a city in its prime. The official tourism office’s guide to LGBT New Orleans is info packed.

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By @ 12/26/14 in Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, Travel

neworleansIn 2015, New Orleans will be one of our cities to watch, a great town of food, music, boozy nights, European-inspired architecture, and its renaissance is now. It’s always been a great American city, but NoLa has what it takes to be a great international city, too. Find out why in our latest issue where we unveil the 15 Best Places To Go In 2015.

 

 

 

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By @ 10/31/14 in Gay travel, LA/West Hollywood, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, Travel

halloweenThis year, the usual suspects go to bat with some of the biggest Halloween parties of the year.

Tonight, West Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard is hosting the largest street party in the world. Half a million (yes, you heard that right!) of gays will descend onto the block for the most insane costume party we’ve scene. Check out the official site for a listing of bars hosting events.

In San Francisco, the seventh annual GhostShip Asylum party will erupt tonight and November 1, from 9pm-4am, a small-slice of Burning Man-esque costumes, installations, dancing, and craziness for one of the biggest parties of the year. Located at Pier 70, Building 12 at 22nd Street and Illinois, the event is not yet sold out and tickets run from $50 to $120.

In New York, Whoopi Goldberg will be the host of tonight’s 41st annual Village Halloween party. Expect the village to shut down while thousands of ghouls and ghosts (and probably a few slutty nurses!) take over. The theme this year, “The Garden of Earthly Deaths,” will run along Sixth Avenue beginning at 7pm.

For you southern boys, NOLA may just be the granddaddy of all Halloween parties, with Voodoo parades, boozefests along Frenchmen Street and even a cool “Boo at the Zoo” exhibit inside Audobon Zoo.

 

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By @ 04/17/14 in Austin, Charleston (SC), Dallas, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, New Orleans, Travel

Drink and Click™ Austin, Texas Visits The Bat Cave

Mississippi is currently trying to pass a Senate bill that would allow business owners to openly discriminate against gays. The bill, better known as “Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act” had us wondering who the hell would want to visit Mississippi anyway when the American South is packed full of the country’s most exciting and beautiful cities.

So in honor of this preposterous, soon to be vetoed bill, we decided to name our top 5 favorite southern destinations that are not Mississippi.

1. Austin, TX

We covered Austin in our March 2013 issue, and for gays, it remains the mecca of the south. Tons of fun bars, clubs, nightlife, and culture have defined this weird city full of cute cowboys and eccentric charm

2. New Orleans, LA

You don’t need much convincing to visit New Orleans – this charming, crazy, up-all-night city is unlike any other in America; from its scenic bayous to its emerging food scene, NOLA is a national trendsetter, and its acceptance of gay rights is no exception. You can find our insider’s guide to New Orleans in our Oct 2012 issue.

3. Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is a liberal blue island in an otherwise mostly red conservative state. There’s a vibrant, approachable gay scene here filled with queer refugees from the entire region. You’ll find lots of LGBT venues to enjoy, (the best of which  you can find in our Sept. 2013 issue) with the only drawback being the driving distances between the most popular venues. And the food; my God, the food.



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