As complex as the sounds of jazz, New Orleans cuisine evolved from global influences, and local tradition invites friends to “sit and visit.” We did just that over scrumptious beignets and café au lait at Café Du Monde. Come evening, a chef-led class at the New Orleans School of Cooking revealed the nuances of Creole fare — including a gumbo that will go down in my history books.
Insight Vacations’ Luxury Gold itineraries are like no other escorted tour I have ever experienced. From the onset of the “Southern Grace” journey, we were transported to VIP events and granted private access to once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Each day was seamless with swift transportation on a spacious, Wi-Fi-equipped motor coach and prompt baggage handling. Stays in legendary hotels such as Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center and Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans ensured unforgettable memories of the American South from beginning to end.