Field Guide: New Orleans

Louis Armstrong. Allen Toussaint. Dr. John. The Meters. 

We could list a hundred more of our musical heroes that are part of the musical history of New Orleans and just scratch the surface.

Add in the crawfish, beignets, gumbo, and the culture, soul, and heart dripping from every wall of this city and you've got one of our favorite places in the world to be.

The Ultimate City Guide: New Orleans, Louisiana

Through this multilayered portrait of New Orleans, discover the soul and secrets of the region from local recommendations, neighborhood profiles, interviews, maps and more. 

Home to revelry and romance, the city of New Orleans retains an unmistakable sense of itself, an honest, eccentric, deep-feeling city that embraces its ghosts and its newcomers alike.

Equal parts travel guide and tribute, the New Orleans city guide contains personal essays, hand-drawn maps, interviews, and local lore from an eclectic team of trusted locals. 

While it functions as a perfect guide to an upcoming visit, its real beauty lies in its lasting ability to capture your imagination and enlighten you even if you're a local and have spent a lifetime exploring the area. 


Los Angeles Wildsam Travel Field Guide
Los Angeles Travel Guide - Stories, Essays and Culture

Over 140 pages filled with local stories, travel intel and modern lore.

The best things to do? It's got that too.

  • New Orleans’ iconic dishes and where to find them
  • Jazz greats and their instrument of choice
  • A comprehensive list of Mardi Gras Indian tribes
  • A short story from William Faulkner
  • A bartender-approved cocktail crawl
  • Famous cookbooks from New Orleans chefs
  • A glossary of only-in-NOLA architecture terms
  • Letters from Louis Armstrong and Tennessee Williams
  • One writer’s harrowing tale of giving birth during Katrina


 New Orleans City Guide From Wildsam

Praise For Wildsam Field Guides

Unlike traditional guidebooks that list the same old must-see sights and touristy neighborhoods, this new series, entitled Wildsam Field Guides, gets at the soul of a city.
-Conde Nast Traveler

These pocket guides cover more than just where to drink. More storybook than guidebook, Wildsam's slim volumes include local culture and history, essays, short stories, illustrations, and short biographies the kind of information you need to truly learn about a place rather than just putting together a tick-list of things to do.
-Outside Magazine

For tireless seekers of the authentic (or anyone with a serious Instagram habit who's on the hunt for offbeat sights), this pocket-size guidebook eschews the boring-but-practical stuff in favor of evoking what the jacket copy calls a "bygone sense of place."
-Wall Street Journal

City guides with a Wes Anderson aesthetic.
-AFAR Magazine

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