"Ian McNulty's enthusiasm for all things Louisiana is infectious and invigorating, because it is so convincing. In Louisiana Rambles, McNulty portrays the medley of sounds, smells, sights, textures and tastes that arise from a land so rich in culture, heritage, landscape and lore, along with an overabundance of hardship. McNulty provides readers with every reason to visit Louisiana, as well as all the information needed to plan a memorable trip."
--Judges' comments, Silver Medal 2011, Society of American Travel Writers Travel Book Award
"Ian McNulty captures the spirit and haunting beauty of southern Louisiana, from the bayous to the plantations. As he rambles along the back roads, he offers insights that delight those of us who grew up in the region. All of the tastes, sounds, sights, and smells come alive in this wonderful book."
--Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of The Aspen Institute in Denver and former president and CEO of CNN
The writing style is a pleasure to read, and easy to read--extremely rare in adult non-fiction writing.
The book includes towns and specific venues in them with some supplementary info in the appendix, but it needs separate maps and a few websites to be most practical.
Not a conventional travel guide, but a great resource for ideas about where to go and what to see in Louisiana.
I love out of the way places and this book has really helped me plan my Bayou ramble. I'll blog about it when I get back!Published 5 months ago by Michele
great guide for ideas of traveling outside New Orleans. Check out the smoke houses to find authentic andouille to take home.Published 20 months ago by tuckman