Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
In the 1947 film New Orleans, a song written by Eddie DeLange and Louis Alter was performed by Louis Armstrong and sung by Billie Holiday:
“Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
And miss it each night and day
I know I’m not wrong this feeling's gettin' stronger
The longer, I stay away…
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
When that's where you left your heart…”
Anyone who’s been to New Orleans knows what a unique and lively city it is. Those who have been there and loved it know, indeed, what it means to miss New Orleans. A new guide, Fodor’s New Orleans 2012 is a “full-color travel guide” and an essential reference for those who are going to New Orleans and don’t want to miss anything.
Its comprehensive listings of NOLA and Crescent City-area attractions, hotels, restaurants, and activities allow travelers the chance to learn about the best (and some of the worst) things awaiting them in the Big Easy. In addition to covering nearly every square inch of New Orleans, Fodor’s New Orleans 2012 includes surrounding cities, towns, and attractions, including Baton Rouge (the seat of Louisiana government) and the beautiful plantation houses that are open to the public for tours and accommodations (and at least one that is haunted, The Myrtles).
Numerous full-color photographs only hint at the flavors and pulse of New Orleans, and serve as a reminder to those who miss it of just what they are missing. Having lived in the area for five years, I do know what it means to miss New Orleans, and find Fodor’s New Orleans 2012 a valuable reference for visitors, giving accurate appraisals of facilities and attractions.