For more than a century, National Geographic has brought stories from around the globe into your home. But, what have writers and explorers faced to tell these groundbreaking, stunning and sometimes dangerous tales?
From running away with the Mexican circus to sambaing through Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to exploring an Indian magician’s village, Emily Ainsworth will share her adventures in worlds vastly different from our own.
To celebrate the National Geographic Society’s 125 anniversary, National Geographic Live! is kicking off its season with a play honoring one of the Society’s most recognizable names: Alexander Graham Bell.
After Hurricane Katrina, the population of the New Orleans Ninth Ward was cut in half. The city wants to build a high rise to bring traffic back to the community. But residents oppose a superstructure in their backyard.
Though farming has provided year-round crawfish, Louisianans abide by spring traditions.
Many of you know the story of St. Patrick’s Day and the shamrock, but what about St. Joseph’s and the fava bean?
Not sure what to expect at Mardi Gras, from throws to parade etiquette to dress? Your Mardi Gras questions are answered here.
Barkus is the best-known New Orleans Mardi Paws celebration.
The holidays may be over. But, in New Orleans, the party has just begun!
Many kids wonder how Santa will find their house, but in Cajun country children know Papa Noel will find them.
While some residents accept these bus tours as part of the city’s new normal, others feel they exploit the disaster without giving back.
With French names and sometimes bizarre pronunciations, navigating the New Orleans Ninth Ward can be a little confusing to an outsider.
Through losing streaks, Hurricane Katrina and a Super Bowl win, Saints fans always keep the faith.
Young Explorers Grantee Caroline Gerdes has been working in South Louisiana for her Ninth Ward Oral History Project. A Louisiana native, Gerdes explained that weathering Hurricane Isaac, and other hurricanes, is part of coastal life.
With the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina at the end of the month, it is important to acknowledge the meaning behind the spray-painted markings which still remain.
Growing up in Louisiana, you are surrounded by commercialized Voodoo and Vampirism, but beyond the campy souvenirs these cultures also have very real followings.
When traveling farther afield, people seem fascinated with some of my Louisiana neighbors: the alligators.
In New Orleans, Red Beans and Rice and Monday go together like … well, Red Beans and Rice.
New Orleans cuisine is known for its French roots, but some dishes like the praline adapted to meet the Louisiana landscape.
Popular movies and TV programs may suggest that New Orleanians speak with a Southern drawl. But, that’s just fiction.
Here I am, about two months from starting my expedition as a National Geographic Young Explorers Grantee. Most adventurers would be rushing to get passports, eco-friendly bug repellents and whatever you call those ropes that keep you from plummeting off the mountain you’re scaling. Luckily, I don’t have to worry about visas or carabiners, because…