Growing up in small-town Louisiana, New Orleans was That City Down the River - part eccentric neighbor, part cautionary tale; easy to judge, hard to understand. Since moving here in 2004, I've learned enough of its stories to understand one fundamental thing: it's a place where great hardship and great joy have always lived side by side, and in that way, I think it's a place we can all learn from.
I researched, wrote, and voiced a series of audio tours for Free Tours by Foot New Orleans, including the French Quarter, the Garden District, Lafayette Cemetery #1, the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar route, sites related to Hurricane Katrina, and sites connected to music and art. You can find them here, among others by various guides around the world; you may also hear my voice in a few other cities.
For several years I've led tours in New Orleans through Free Tours by Foot, a pay-what-you-will tour company. My in-person tours are sporadic these days, but I can heartily recommend my colleagues there and there's a chance we'd cross paths. When I'm in New Orleans with time to spare, I do offer tours on a private basis. These begin at $150 for 90 minutes to two hours in the French Quarter, Garden District, or Bayou St. John and St. Louis Cemetery #3 area, or for a music and art tour in and around the French Quarter. To inquire about availability or about other subjects, please be in touch.
In partnership with Free Tours by Foot and with several of my fellow guides, I've put together a series of videos showing many parts of New Orleans. If you're planning a trip, they can help you find ideas, or if you're just fantasizing, they can help immerse you in the feeling of being here. Subscribe via YouTube for weekly updates.