How do you stay fit visiting a city with such rich food? New Orleans attracts many visitors because of it’s traditional rich food. It offers a huge variety of really good places for eating out and some of these recipes have been around for well over a 100 years, making the dining experience in the city a walk back through history.
As culinary heritage goes, you can taste a truly amazing mix of old and new while visiting New Orleans. The food here has been influenced by many cultures and as such is a melting pot between French, Cajun, Creole, Spanish, African and Caribbean. It is also very much a reflection of the Catholic heritage; after all New Orleans is the birthplace of Sunday brunch, invented for the churchgoers leaving en-masse on Sundays.
Undoubtedly you can have an amazing time, tasting the delicacies that New Orleans has to offer. However the rich and tempting food and all the restaurant hopping can also make you feel less likely to experience the rest of the life in the city. That’s why a free walking tour can be a great way to enjoy the best of both worlds.
Staying active while visiting a city is a great way to avoid ‘travel fatigue’ and be in top shape while enjoying your holidays. Like in many other cities around the world, free walking tours are becoming a very popular way for travelers to combine exploring their destination and also to get a bit of essential exercise while doing it.
When we are on holiday we tend to get out of our usual fitness routine and sometimes to overindulge in eating and drinking. It’s not always easy to find the best place to do your usual workouts when you are on unfamiliar ground and you are also keen to pack your schedule with all the places that you want to visit. Here’s where a free walking tour such as the one offered by the David G. Hedges aka The Nola Tour Guy, can be a great alternative to any overpriced walking tour that you might do as a tourist. It will give you a good dose of culture and history as well as allow you to include some needed dose of physical activity into your day.
David moved to New Orleans after graduating from college and has truly embraced the unique energy of the city. His aim is to share his passion for New Orleans and its many dynamic and multifaceted layers with all the people who join the free tours that he organizes. His tours are not like the mass crowded ones that most tourists have to endure. David’s main objective is to make them fun, engaging and to captivate his audience with his good humor and his never-ending excitement about walking the streets of New Orleans drenched in history and tradition.
You will certainly have an activity filled couple of hours if you decide to join the Nola Tour Guy . And if you decide to treat yourself to a tasty Gumbo, Jambalaya or rice and red beans with a Sazerac or two, then at least your treat will be well deserved after the brisk walking around the city.If you like this article, please share it!