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.
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.
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.
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.