I recently visited New Orleans for the first time and it was beyond all that I had expected. New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana located on the banks of the Mississippi River approximately 105 miles upriver from the Gulf of Mexico.
A quick little history about New Orleans, the French claimed the territory of Louisiana in the 1690’s and New Orleans was founded in 1718; the city streets were laid out in 1721. Many of the streets are named after the royal houses of France and Catholic saints. Contrary to popular belief Bourbon Street is named after the Royal House of Bourbon whose family occupied the throne of France at the time. So, it was not named after the alcoholic beverage though many are served on that street!