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The Excalibur Hotel and Casino is a Grand Las Vegas Hotel

There are many New Orleans Hotels but for a Boutique Hotel in the very heart of New Orleans there is one that holds a higher standard, The Bienville House on the edge of the French Quarter. It is a very distinctive property with style and grace.

The Bienville House has all of the unique elegance of a French Quarter Manor. A crystal blue pool is surrounded by a flagstone courtyard and is overlooked by many of the room’s wrought iron balconies. There are four sundecks for you to relax and savor the ambience.

This lovely hotel started as a grain warehouse but it has gone through many manifestations since then to become the boutique hotel it is today.

In the beginning it was Planter’s Rice Mill, then Thompson’s Rice Mill and Southern Syrup Manufacturing. Then, in 1985, the building was completely transformed into the North American Hotel. The original advertising stated it was a delightful summer residence for Ladies and Gentlemen. Unfortunately the hotels owners went their separate ways and the building was divided into a boarder’s hotel and a fire house. Then it was converted to 20 luxury apartments and started the rival of Decatur Street. In 1972, after surviving a fire from across the street, it was purchased by the Monteleone Family.

The location of the Bienville hotel on Decatur Street mixes the old and new of the charming French Quarter. With its lovely wrought iron balconies this intimate property is the closest to the French Quarter and therefore many attractions are close by. Some of them include Aquarium of the Americas, Canal Place Shopping Center (including Saks Fifth Avenue and Brooks Brothers), Woldenberg Park, IMAX Theater and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. From this New Orleans hotel you can be spellbound by the stars at the Hard Rock Café while still enjoying the historic French quarter with it’s many famous eateries and scenery.

From this splendid location you can find antique shops, New Orleans’s signature Jazz Clubs, famous restaurants, beautiful historic buildings, voodoo shops, museums, the wharf and more. Just blocks from the exciting 24 hour Bourbon Street, you can find spectacular antiques and art galleries on Royal Street.

AAA has awarded it the coveted Three Diamond title and the Bienville is a member of the Historic Hotels of America. This boutique hotel consistently works hard to go beyond the standards that are demanded of that title.

They have a restaurant, the Louisiana Heritage Café that also serves as a school of cooking. In its casual setting it offers seafood, pasta, soup and salads in the New Orleans tradition. Some of Chef Faroldi’s dishes include Seafood Beignets with Remoulade Sauce, Blackened Catfish topped with Crawfish Etouffée and the famous “Rajun Cajun” Omelets. It is located on the first floor of the hotel and serves three meals a day.

The culinary lessons at the Louisiana Heritage Café can be for individuals or groups. Anyone can attend these lessons. The delicious fare is typically Cajun and Creole and while the chef is preparing the dishes he offers historic stories that will compliment his presentation.

For the business person Bienville House Hotel has a charming space for small meetings or parties for up to 100 guests. In the board room, which will hold 12, you can see the historic roots of this New Orleans Hotel in the exposed brick from the 1800’s. Within this board room you will find all of the amenities, like a wireless internet, and a wide range of AV equipment. The Vieux Carre room has 1,318 square feet available for larger meetings. All catering needs will be met by the staff at the Louisiana Heritage Café.

After your business meetings, the location of the Bienville House will delight your fellow attendees. With attractions like Bourbon Street, Jax Brewery, Jackson Square, the Mississippi Riverfront, Harrah’s Casino and the Canal Street and St Charles Avenue Streetcar lines your peers will have plenty of things to occupy them. With it’s proximity to New Orleans Central Business district the Bienville House Hotel’s prestigious address it’s a natural for any business person.

They have what they call The Corporate Executive Option to give all business travelers a satisfying experience. Then, after a successful day, the business traveler is mere steps from the city’s greatest restaurants, jazz establishments and shops. This plan offers the best rates with superior accommodations and many amenities. In your room you will find plenty of space to work with large desks, phones with data ports and cable TV. Included in this option is express check-in and check-out. You can count on the staff’s support to help arrange a small meeting or a corporate reception. You couldn’t do better than these elegant surroundings with state of the art equipment.

When you are thinking of taking a trip to Las Vegas, consider the Excalibur Hotel and Casino. It has everything you would expect of any Las Vegas Hotel. There is world class dining, plenty of entertainment and lots of casino action.

In the rooms you will find warm comforting tones and hardwood furniture. They have all the amenities, high speed internet access, hair dryers, irons and cable TV. There is an amusing room called the Turret with a castle theme. In the other standard rooms they offer either a king size bed or two queen sized beds. The luxurious spa rooms have a spa built for two, which is not only relaxing but romantic to boot. In a parlor suite you will find a full living room, dining area, a guest bathroom, a refrigerator and a marble spa and shower.

In this Las Vegas Hotel you will find everything you want in a fun and friendly atmosphere. At this castle you can take pleasure in slots or table games, a poker room, race and sports book service and round the clock Keno. There are many slots and electronic games ranging from one cent to one hundred dollars. The table games are Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Poker, Baccarat and Mini-Baccarat. In the Race and Sports room you can bet on horse races, dog races, or your favorite sports team.

For Entertainment you can choose The Tournament Of Kings dinner show with jousting and dancing maidens. Or how about Thunder from Down Under with the hottest hunks from Australia. If you need a good laugh catch Louie Andersons show Larger Than Life.

In this Castle naturally the buffet is King. There enough entrees to please everyone. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and don’t miss the Champagne Sunday Brunch. The Steakhouse At Camelot has won awards from Zagat for it’s food and service. They offer the most tender beef and fresh seafood that is flown in everyday. You can arrange to have a private dining room.

At Sir Galahads, order their prime aged beef that has been seasoned in rock salt and ground pepper. It is then slow roasted and sliced right at your table. Here too, there are private rooms available.

If you feel like Italian food, go to Regale Italian Eatery. They have all the usual food you would find in an Italian Restaurant. You will find, pizza, pasta and lasagna along with their specialties like shrimp scampi, chicken and veal. Try their famous Family Style Dinner while you are there.

Then there is the Sherwood Forest Grille and the Village Food Court both with more affordable prices. Perfect for when you just want a quick bite.

The Royal Treatment Spa is the place to be if you want to feel like a King or Queen. It has 13,000 square feet and overlooks the pool area. It is a world class spa and will pamper you with its wide variety of treatments. You can work out in the fitness center or get pampered in one of its eleven treatment rooms.

If you want a Fairy tale wedding, the Excalibur is the place to go. Their Canterbury Wedding Chapel will celebrate your wedding in a beautiful, traditional setting that you would expect at a castle. They have wedding coordinators that will help you with your photos, rehearsal dinner, flowers and the reception. It will create fond memories for you to cherish for a lifetime.

Excalibur’s full-service catering staff can help you plan any kind of special event from small meetings to grand galas.

For other activities other than gambling or eating, there are 17 shops on the Castle Walk, a gaming arcade, a gorgeous pool and plenty world class golf courses to choose from.

The Excalibur Hotel and Casino is a Las Vegas Hotel that will cater to all of your needs.

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Mary Hanna
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Posted by mark - June 3, 2017 at 6:47 am

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Four Best Vacation Places For Honeymooners

A honeymoon is an unforgettable holiday that every newly married couple embarks on, before establishing their marital life. Although a honeymoon is a traditional idea, nevertheless it carries romantic sentiment and in some cases, honeymoon holiday packages are also gifted to the newly weds by parents and relatives.

Choosing a honeymoon vacation destination can be a little confusing, but there are travel agencies out there who offer wonderful honeymoon packages. There are a number of exotic places that a couple can visit and travel agents are the best informed to help with the final choice. The US alone has so many exquisite places to visit.

Hawaii has been ranked as the number one honeymoon destination for decades now. Sun-kissed beaches, azure water, hidden coves, world class accommodation and the delicious cuisine make Hawaii special. Popular and incredibly beautiful, Hawaii is a lovers paradise. For those who are sports enthusiasts, Hawaii is ‘the’ place to be in to enjoy amazing water sports. Hawaii is one of nature’s perfect creations and the weather is simply perfect all year round.

The places worth visiting in Hawaii are Waikiki and Maui islands that display the island’s culture and natural beauty. There are many luxurious accommodation options in Hawaii that offer wonderful packages and benefits like Halekulani, Hyatt Regency and the Kahala Mandarin Oriental Hawaii, to name a few.

Niagara Falls is another perfect destination for honeymooners. Niagara Falls is both, beautiful and economic and its panoramic view can be viewed from the US as well as Canada. The main attractions at Niagara Falls include the ‘Maid of the Mist’ boat cruise that screens an enjoyable feature film from IMAX about the history of Niagara Falls. The other must-see attractions are:

– The Guinness Book of World Records Museum
– Mystery Maze
– The Haunted House
– The House of Frankenstein

You should not forget to visit New York while you are at Niagara Falls. You will get a lot of room to splurge on shopping, restaurants and some of the world’s best theaters.

Florida may be ranked third, but no other destination can compete with Florida in terms of the warm festive ambience that it extends to its guests. Florida offers something for everyone and its itinerary of must see places is so long that tourists are often confused about where to go and what to leave out. Starting from Walt Disney World to the wonders of Orlando, Palm Beach, Miami, Daytona and the Florida Keys, the place is amazing. Along with sightseeing, Florida also offers all its guests lavish accommodation and the most exhilarating assortment of water sports.

Las Vegas is at number four not because it lacks something, but because it has a bit more than a couple on a honeymoon can expect. Las Vegas is also famous as the ‘city that never sleeps’ and is known for gambling and quick weddings, besides sightseeing. This city offers every couple on a honeymoon an experience of a lifetime.

Apart from these places, other hot honeymoon destinations in the US are California (Wine Country), Pennsylvania (Poconos), Louisiana (New Orleans) and almost all the southern states on the Gulf Coast.

Peter Wilson
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Posted by mark - April 15, 2017 at 3:37 am

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Britney Spears Brings Her ‘circus’ to Town

To mark her 27th birthday, Britney Spears announced her 2009 tour, set to be her return to music. The 35-date North American & United Kingdom tour, aptly entitled, “The Circus Starring Britney Spears” will be the first tour for Spears in over four years.

With the exception of a few random performances and a short-lived attempt at a “comeback” in 2007, the singer has been relatively quiet when it comes to her career. But over the past few years, Spears’ personal life has been the focus of the media and public’s attention. With a marriage, divorce, birth of two children, rehab, custody battles and countless breakdowns and bizarre moments, people had nearly given up on the pop icon and continually referred to her story as a tragedy. Thankfully, with the help of her father, she got her feet back on the ground and headed back to the studio to write and record her latest album.

“Circus” is Spears’ sixth studio album, but certainly the most highly-anticipated of her career to date. Her kick off single “Womanizer” quickly became her first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 since her debut “…Baby One More Time” in 1998, and gained the status of largest opening-week downloads, with 286,000, according to Neilsen SoundScan.

With the whole world rooting for her, Spears will kick-off her “circus” with opening act The Pussycat Dolls in her home-state of Louisiana on March 3, 2009. With a string of Canadian dates intertwined and a 7-date stretch at the O2 Dome in London, UK, The Circus Starring Britney Spears is set to be a record-breaking revival tour!

<b>The Circus Starring Britney Spears 2009 North American tour dates

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March 3 – New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA</br>

March 5 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA</br>

March 7 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL</br>

March 8 – St Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL</br>

March 11 – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum – Uniondale, NY</br>

March 13 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ</br>

March 16 – TD Banknorth Garden – Boston, MA</br>

March 18 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON</br>

March 20 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC</br>

March 24 – Verizon Center Washington – Washington, DC</br>

March 26 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT</br>

March 27 – Mellon Arena – Pittsburgh, PA</br>

March 28 – Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI</br>

March 29 – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, NJ</br>

March 30 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX</br>

March 31 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX</br>

April 2 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO</br>

April 3 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN</br>

April 6 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB</br>

April 8 – General Motors Place – Vancouver, BC</br>

April 9 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA</br>

April 11 – ARCO Arena – Sacramento, CA</br>

April 12 – HP Pavilion At San Jose – San Jose, CA</br>

April 14 – Energy Solutions Arena – Salt Lake City, UT</br>

April 16 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA</br>

April 19 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA</br>

April 24 – Jobing.com Arena – Glendale, AZ</br>

April 25 – MGM Grand Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV</br>

April 28 – Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL</br></p>

<p><b>The Circus Starring Britney Spears 2009 UK tour dates

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June 3 – O2 Dome – London, UK </br>

June 4 – O2 Dome – London, UK </br>

June 6 – O2 Dome – London, UK </br>

June 7 – O2 Dome – London, UK </br>

June 10 – O2 Dome – London, UK </br>

June 11 – O2 Dome – London, UK </br>

June 14 – O2 Dome – London, UK </br></p>

<p><b>Tickets for Britney Spears “Circus” tour are available at:</b></br>

ShowTimeTickets.com</br>

604-688-5000</br>

1-800-480-SHOW(7469) </br>

<a href=”http://www.showtimetickets.com”>www.showtimetickets.com</a>

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Posted by mark - March 6, 2017 at 7:21 am

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Caribbean Cruises – Paradise Awaits – Part Two

Part One of “Caribbean Cruises – Paradise Awaits” covered the growing popularity of cruising and highlighted the Eastern Caribbean. Let’s move onto the two other areas of the Caribbean you might want to cruise to.

Western Caribbean A Diver’s Paradise

The Western Caribbean has a more tropical flavor than the Eastern Caribbean and is becoming increasingly popular with cruisers. Belize, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Cozumel and Costa Maya are among the most popular destinations in the West. Most ships that depart from Texas and Louisiana ports usually travel to this part of the Caribbean because it is so close and you will probably find the departure ports less crowded than ports like Miami.

Beautiful weather abounds year round but be aware that hurricanes can occur around the end of October to early November.

Snorkeling and scuba diving is world renowned and is perfect for those looking to spend their time engaging in water activities. Unique to the Western Caribbean are magnificent ancient Mayan temple ruins that are well worth taking the time to visit.

The Grand Cayman islands are easily the most popular destination in the Western Caribbean and are made up of three islands; Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Brac. As it is a British Territory there should not be any language concerns and because of their Westerly location the Caymans are normally hurricane free making them ideal to visit any time in the winter.

Southern Caribbean Unwind In Lush Tropical Beauty

Lastly, we have the Southern Caribbean which is considered to be one of the last unspoiled tropical regions in the world. Antigua, Barbados, Aruba, Costa Rica, Dominica and the British Virgin Islands are the major tourist destinations in the area and they are all equally beautiful.

The dead of winter is the best time to cruise the Southern Caribbean and since this part of the Caribbean is not as popular yet it is less crowded and less expensive. The Southern Caribbean attracts the traveler that wants to get away from it all for some well deserved peace and quiet.

As temperatures in the Southern Caribbean remain pretty constant and tropical storms and hurricanes are unusual this is a perfect cruise destination for anyone wanting to see unspoiled natural tropical beauty. The Southern Caribbean is a perfect place to relax and unwind in some of the most beautiful settings in the world and the beaches will not disappoint.

With so many choices it can be hard to decide on which part of the Caribbean to sail to but rest assured you can expect a vacation you will always remember. Whether you plan to dive, shop, or just bum around on some secluded beach enjoying the sun you will find the Caribbean is just what the doctor ordered.

Mike Taylor
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Posted by mark - December 13, 2016 at 10:07 am

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For hunting whitetail deer is used cooking oil a good attractant?

I am in west central louisiana and was wondering if anyone knows if the oil used to deep fry the turkey would be good to poor out in the woods as an attractant.

mix with deercorn oatmeal and acorn all ground up with some malases. and you basicly have yourself a salt block. but as for the oil alone i dont beleve that there would be any reason that the deer would be attracted to that

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Posted by mark - March 29, 2016 at 11:11 am

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5 Music Festivals That Rock In Southern California

Southern California is home to some of the best music festivals in the country. Blues, reggae, gospel, and more — the Long Beach music scene is just as exciting as it is diverse, making this SoCal city a true destination for music fans everywhere. These exciting music festivals feature national, award-winning acts to up-and-coming artists. Block off the streets and turn up the ‘tunes! Here are five of Long Beach’s best music festivals you can’t miss!

Long Beach Jazz Festival: A weekend of smooth beats and soothing saxophones from top jazz headlining artists and local acts awaits you at the Long Beach Jazz Festival. This music festival will be held from August 13 to August 15. Festivities begin at 5PM on Friday night and wrap up at 10:30PM on Sunday night. Tickets can be purchased in advanced or at the door — both VIP and box seats are available.

Annual Blues Festival: Going on its 31st year, Long Beach Blues Festival is the longest-running and most prominent blues event in the United States. This festival is a fundraiser for KKJZ 88.1FM, a publicly-supported radio station. In past years, this music festival has featured top blues performers including the Black Crowes, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and the Allman Brothers. The Blues Festival is held during Labor Day weekend and features musical acts spread out over two stages, shopping, and local food vendors. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. Free admission for children under 12.

Gospel Fest: Gospel Fest is a new addition to Long Beach’s music festival scene — its first even was held in 2009. This feel-good music festival is held during the middle of July and features performances by local choirs and national headlining performers. Along with upbeat performances, Gospel Fest features excellent food, beautiful ocean views, and it’s a great way to spend the afternoon with people from the community.

Ragga Muffins Festival: This family-friendly reggae indoor music festival honoring Bob Marley takes place annually in February at the Long Beach Arena. Tickets can be purchased online or on the day of the concert. Ragga Muffin’s lineup typically includes nationally recognized reggae artists as well as up-and-coming independent acts. Past events featured artists such as Rootz Underground, Stephan Marley, and Queen Ifrica. The Ragga Muffins Festival also features a huge craft sale and excellent food choices, as well as a kid’s play area with face painting, storytelling, and other activities.

Bayou Festival: You don’t have to travel to Louisiana to experience a Madri Gras-style party! The Bayou Festival is held annually in Long Beach, California’s Rainbow Lagoon near the end of June. This exciting music festival features two stages of Cajun, zydeco, jazz, and blues-style musical acts. Also available are hundreds of craft vendors, traditional Cajun and Creole food, a parade, dancing, and parties — all the the style and tradition of Madri Gras! Tickets can be purchased online or at the event. VIP passes are also available.

These Long Beach music festivals are a great way to support independent artists, see live performances from award-winning acts, meet members of the community, and get out of the house and have a great time. Music festivals are a great way to come together with people to celebrate a love for music, community, and great food.

Darla Blackmon

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Posted by mark - November 24, 2015 at 5:55 pm

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Anyone heard of Smitty’s Louisiana Sports Houston Tx?


"Smitty’s" Louisiana Sports Cafe, Old Spanish Trail and Hwy 288, Houston, Texas.

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Posted by mark - September 9, 2015 at 4:42 am

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what culture or group of people lived in Louisiana by the 1840?

the book a lesson before dieing was written by enest gaines who lived in the 1840

ACADIAN-CAJUN

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Posted by mark - June 23, 2015 at 3:58 pm

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Is it legal for high school athletes to have a sports agent ?

I am a teen wondering if it is legal especially in Louisiana to have a sports agent in high school. Now im thinking about becoming one me being my first client and i would govern high school students to get to college. Just to explain a little better instead of a sports agent trying to get you into the pros Im going to be a sports agent that gets you into college and that’s it. I need to know is that legal.

Anyone can have an agent, it’s only illegal when they get money from agents and they don’t report it as income. It would also make you ineligble for college.

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Posted by mark - May 13, 2015 at 11:56 pm

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USA Online Sports Gambling Laws

When entering the world of online sports gambling, a lot of us stop and ask ourselves this question, “Am I doing something illegal?” Well in most of countries, the federal government has laws which indicate if it is legal or not to participate in online sports gambling. These laws are dependent entirely upon the country but most of the countries in the European Union have a clear stance that online gambling is allowed. The United States of American has laws that are more muddled and it can be hard to find a clear answer as to whether gambling is legal. Before actually getting into the laws themselves, let’s first look at who regulates sports betting.

In the US the regulating of online gambling was controlled completely by each state, however at present this is not so anymore. With the introduction of online gambling there has been a misperception of authority. Therefore the question is, “who is in charge of making and enforcing the laws of cyberspace?” Now keep in mind that there was sports’ gambling long before it was made available via the internet so the plan was to simply apply these same laws when online sports gambling was introduced, however this was left open to extensive clarification.

Even though the US government has passed several laws prohibiting online sports gambling, the operators of these online casinos have found a way to work around these laws. What they do is, they go offshore to others countries/states which allow online gambling and provide their services to the US citizens from there. I know what you are probably asking, “is this legal?” well to be honest it probably is not but there are no present laws which prohibit this activity, so it will continue to happen. There have been attempts though to pass bills which consider this type of activity illegal, however they have all failed. Even though there are federal laws on gambling in the US, the government has decided to leave all the authority to the individual states.

So in some states online sports gambling would be legal whereas in others it would be illegal. Also, if it is illegal and you are caught conducting such transactions you will be prosecuted according to what state you break the law in. Some states not only ban online gambling they also ban websites from advertising for online casinos. There are only three states in the US which allow citizens to bet beyond state borders and they are as follows, Nevada, Louisiana and California. Most states view gambling defiance as a petty crime and the majority of the time the operators are usually the main focus as opposed to the gamblers themselves. In order to keep within the US laws majority of the internet sports books and their servers are located offshore where they are untouchable. In closing, the US government is definitely aiming to pass a legislation which would better deal with the regulation of online gambling, but because the matter is so unclear, nothing of substance can be established, there is still hope for the future.

Sarah H
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Posted by mark - April 21, 2015 at 1:09 pm

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