Change in Tune

This is not the first time I have undergone a change of heart about the nature and purpose of this blog. A little while ago I attempted a re-launch, which was short lived and a bit disappointing (to me). The short story about why this failed is also simple one – time management. It’s been…

Seeking people with an Elvis Tattoo

This is a call to anyone with an Elvis tattoo – I want to hear your story. I am writing a paper on Elvis tattoos and the meaning behind them and I need to speak to all those people out there like me, who have decided to brand themselves with the image of The King….

The Old Ursuline Convent: Most Haunted Place in the French Quarter?

Surrounded by a high fence and security cameras, the Old Ursuline Convent casts an ominous shadow over the French Quarter. Steeped in mystery, the Convent is linked to some of the most well-known ghost and vampire stories in New Orleans and, staring up at the locked attic windows, it isn’t difficult to see why… Catholicism is…

Ye Olde Pharmacy Museum

It’s been many years since listening to a tour narration has made me so sick to my stomach and that I’ve had to leave the room, despite enjoying the tour content and having a genuine interest in what was being discussed. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not implying that my experience at the New Orleans Pharmacy…

Cities of the Dead

No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a tour of one of the many cemeteries for which the area is so well known and which, in many cases, have a history equally if not more thrilling than the rest of the city. The oldest surviving cemetery and one synonymous with hauntings and the supernatural…

California Zephyr – A Blessing and Curse

(Classic Zephyr – Don’t be fooled, your car will NOT look like this, we were just lucky enough to have a VIP party travelling with us, who had hired out the re-fitted classic Zephyr car) Taking a long train journey has always been rather close to the top of my bucket list. There’s just something…