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the most haunted places in New OrleansSure, New Orleans is well known for its cocktails, its jazz, and its good times. But make no mistake: The Big Easy’s got a dark side, too. From graveyards to historic hotels to cathedrals, these are some of the most haunted places in New Orleans.

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Chubby Carrier's Guide to ZydecoAn energetic mix of Blues and R&B, Zydeco is unique to Louisiana and the local Creole population. With a professional music career spanning over 20 years and ten albums, Chubby Carrier typifies what Zydeco music is all about – fun, upbeat and animated music, with a whole lot of heart and soul.

 

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Here at Virgin Atlantic we’re counting down the days until the launch of our new service from London Heathrow to Detroit, with quick and easy Delta connections to more of America's best cities. From 1 June you can fly direct to Motor City then on to other great US destinations like New Orleans or Nashville – so pack a suitcase, book your flight and experience even more of what this amazing country has to offer.

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The Ultimate New Orleans Festival Guide

by JylBenson June 2014 - last edited October

 The Ultimate New Orleans Festival Guide

With its world famous cuisine, diverse population and rich musical heritage, New Orleanians have plenty to celebrate. Take a look at our ultimate New Orleans festival guide for the top dates to ink into your diary.

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Sultry Louisiana Landscapes | True Detective's Southern Setting

True Detective arrived on our screens earlier this year and we’ve been hooked ever since. Not only does the HBO crime thriller series feature a killer cast, but it’s also managed to single-handedly put Louisiana back on the map. If you fancy uncovering the other side of New Orleans where Detective Rust Cohle and Marty Hart hang out, then take a look at our True Detective guide to the sultry Louisiana landscapes.

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The Swamps of Louisiana: Beyond New Orleans

by JylBenson May 2014 - last edited October

Swamps of Louisiana | Beyond New OrleansThe swamps of Louisiana – the region’s majestic forested wetlands – are the only of their kind in the world and are considered to be among America's last great frontiers. New Orleans is a city surrounded by swampland, virtually making it a low-lying island, the second lowest lying land in the United States. Take a look at our guide to the swamps of Louisiana.

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