Mardi Gras parade

“In New Orleans, culture doesn’t come down from on high, it bubbles up from the streets.”

— Ellis Marsalis

No place anywhere on Earth is like New Orleans. When Ellis Marsalis appeared on the World Footprints podcast he echoed his quote above. James Carville told us that New Orleans is a place that just gets up in your skin. You’ll find their stories below.

Visit New Orleans, it is an ultimate place. There is so much more to New Orleans than Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras and the stories below touch on a variety of aspects that showcase the richness of The Big Easy.

You can learn about New Orleans‘ contribution to our rich American history (the full narratives), the music from jazz to zydeco, museums and food–ah, yes, the food!

Visit New Orleans, it is so big that it is known by many names:

  • The Big Easy.
  • Crescent City.
  • NOLA
  • Birthplace of Jazz.
  • The Hollywood South.
  • N’awlins.
  • Crawfish Town.
  • The Paris of the South.

Let the good times roll and you enjoy these stories about NOLA, a city that speaks to our heart and soul.


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New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2014: History and Voodoo (Hour 2)

World Footprints returned to New Orleans for our 7th annual French Quarter Festival (FQF) 2-hour broadcast.  This year we set up at Tableau Restaurant, Dickie Brennan's newest culinary gem in Jackson Square.  This second hour of our FQF broadcast explores the unique history of New Orleans with two prominent professors from the University of … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Off the Beaten Path Religious Travel Events & Festivals History
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Exploring the Houmas House Plantation & New Orleans history

Today’s show will find World Footprints traveling to the crown jewel of Louisiana’s River Road, revisiting a dark chapter in American history, and uncovering the best that New Orleans has to offer. The Houmas House in Darrow, Louisiana is an antebellus plantation and sister property of the famous Greenbrier Resort in Virginia. … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Family Travel History
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New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2013 – Hour One

Photo of Jackson Square courtesy of New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau World Footprints celebrated in style for our 6th annual French Quarter Festival broadcast from the Big Easy in 2013! Our LIVE broadcast earned us a distinguished award from the North American Travel Journalists Association.  We are pleased to share … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Events & Festivals
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Tonya and Ian on New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival

In this video we will share our own personal insights and footage from our visits to New Orleans during French Quarter Festival.   Read more

New Orleans Events & Festivals
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New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2014: History, Music & WWII Museum (Hour 1)

World Footprints returned to New Orleans for our 7th annual French Quarter Festival 2-hour broadcast.  This year we set up at Tableau Restaurant, Dickie Brennan's newest culinary gem in Jackson Square.   The first hour of World Footprints showcase New Orleans international outreach, the arts and history.  We introduce a hidden gem, The New Orleans Historic … Read more   Read more

New Orleans LGBTQ Off the Beaten Path Events & Festivals History

New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2014: History, Music & WWII Museum (Hour 1)

World Footprints returned to New Orleans for our 7th annual French Quarter Festival 2-hour broadcast.  This year we set up at Tableau Restaurant, Dickie Brennan's newest culinary gem in Jackson Square.   The first hour of World Footprints showcase New Orleans international outreach, the arts and history.  We introduce a hidden gem, The New Orleans Historic … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Events & Festivals
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Preview of FestiGals Conference and New Orleans Entertainment Industry

World Footprints is pleased to introduce more great friends from our beloved New Orleans.  First, we'll be joined by actor/filmmaker Terence Rosemore who most recently donned a badge as New Orleans Police Deputy Chief Eugene Marsden in the hit HBO series "Treme".  Terence will discuss his upcoming roles and film … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Events & Festivals
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New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2013 – Hour Two

Our broadcast table at Tableau Restaurant in Jackson Square. World Footprints continues to let the good times roll with the powerful second hour of our LIVE French Quarter Festival 2013 broadcast. For our 6th annual broadcast we introduce the founders of Timecode: NOLA a popular independent film festival.  Actor Terence … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Events & Festivals
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New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2010 – Hour 1

Tonya Fitzpatrick's (World Footprints) mom enjoys a street side view of New Orleans French Quarter Festival.  Photo:  Tonya FitzpatrickWorld Footprints Radio officially launched its new brand during a special 2-hour broadcast in New Orleans during French Quarter Festival 2010. During this first hour, we are happy to reintroduce you to … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Events & Festivals

Letting the Good Times Roll at New Orleans French Quarter Festival 2012

If you're looking for a party, New Orleans French Quarter Festival is a great place to start.  This footage is from our visit to New Orleans for our annual live broadcast in 2012.  We joined a city of folks who just let the good times roll.  The party started early … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Family Travel Events & Festivals

New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival 2011

French Quarter Festival 2011 kicked-off at the famous House of Blues. Rockin Dopsie Jr. rocked the House and guests enjoyed an amazing New Orleans spread. After a night of partying we started our FQF culinary experience at the world famous Court of Two Sisters. This was a fantasic celebration but … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Family Travel Events & Festivals

Banana Fosters magic at Brennan’s in New Orleans

One of our favorite desserts is served at one of our favorite restaurants in New Orleans, Brennan's.  This dessert was created in 1951 by Paul Blangé at Brennan's Restaurant. It was named for Richard Foster, a friend of Owen Brennan who was then New Orleans Crime Commission chairman. The preparation … Read more   Read more

New Orleans Food & Drink

New Orleans French Quarter Festival Parade 2010

Each year World Footprints hosts a live broadcast during French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. This is one of our favorite events–music is everywhere, people are dancing and singing, and the food is plentiful. Certainly, a good time is had by all in New Orleans.   Read more

New Orleans Family Travel Events & Festivals