July 18, 2017

Visitors to New Orleans in August tend to talk a lot about the heat. Locally, we talk about the heat twelve months a year. Tabasco Hot Sauce, Crystal’s, Louisiana Gold Hot Sauce each have their passionate fans claiming their’s as “The Best.”

In New York, you cannot be b...

June 27, 2017

As we race into the teeth of Summer, it is actually a wonderful time to visit New Orleans. We traditionally have fewer tourists here because (A) it is hurricane season and (B) the heat and humidity can, at times, make you think the weather gods are just messin with you...

June 13, 2017

The 4th of July Celebration is a special experience in New Orleans.  Twin barges on the Mississippi River set off dueling fireworks display.  The best place to view the fireworks are standing amongst the crowds along the riverbank in Woldenberg Park or Spanish Plaza. Y...

May 31, 2017

I'm not sure, but I'm almost positive that all music came from New Orleans."

— Ernie K-Doe

If you’re coming to New Orleans late spring or early summer, you have sadly missed two of our most celebrated music festivals; French Quarter Fest (which was the first weekend in...

May 31, 2017

He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” - Jonathan Swift

I have read that Louisiana produces one third of all seafood consumed in America.  However, when I've shared that fact with people from Boston or Seattle, they have responded, "Yeah, we say the same thing."...

April 25, 2017

In January and February, when much of the rest of the country is huddled under continuously gray skies and hummocks of a gray snow and soot mixture line the streets and sidewalks, New Orleans begins to bloom with Oriental and Star Magnolia, Camellia, and Orchids.  By A...

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Michael Murphy visited New Orleans in 1983 and was, like so many, immediately seduced by its charm.  Since moving here, he has written five books about the city.  EAT DAT, his first, is about New Orleans food culture and was a #1 best seller on Amazon and tabbed “The #1 essential book to read before coming to New Orleans.” He followed with HEAR DAT, our music, FEAR DAT, voodoo, vampires, graveyards, and ghosts, ALL DAT, everything New Orleans written for the Tricentennial, and 111 PLACES IN NEW ORLEANS YOU MUST NOT MISS, about spots off the beaten path, to visit. He is director of the Tricentennial Tours’ specialists, gives tours himself, provides personal concierge services, and will do anything that’s even close to being legal to advocate for his adopted home.



“To get to New Orleans, you don’t pass through anywhere else.”

Allen Toussaint


New Orleans, America’s most unique city, will celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018. To honor the occasion, NOLA Tricentennial Tours was created to offer exceptional tour guides (or specialists) to bring their passion, experience, and (historically accurate) story telling ability to provide memorable excursions in the Crescent City.


This blog, written by Michael Murphy, a NOLA Tricentennial Tour Specialist and author of five acclaimed books about New Orleans, will offer continuously fresh content to inform, entertain and connect you to New Orleans and our continual parade of festivals, seasoned with bits of uncommon traditions and our remarkable, sometimes bizarre, history.


The name of the blog,Yeah, You Write, is a play on the phrase heard often in New Orleans.

“Yeah, you right” is our way of saying “I agree!”


Connect with NOLA Tricentennial Tours via our website (www.nolatricentennialtours.com), or

phone (504-294- 2647) or email (nolatritours@nocci.com) so that we may customize your visit to the Crescent City, making it a memorable excursion.



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