We know what you’re thinking. And no, we’re not referring to an illegal liquor store in New Orleans (although, there is plenty of liquor to go around in this laid-back city). The reference to “speak easy” in a city dubbed the “Big Easy” is a reminder to all locals and tourists alike to spread chill vibes in a place emphasizing the big two C’s—character and culture. And there’s no other place in Nola that carries the two C’s with pride like the French Quarter. From the vibrant colored walls to the Napoleonic feel in every street, you can’t walk through the Quarter without feeling like you’ve traveled back in time to this old-world charm. Every nook and cranny has a story, and trust us. There’s always a story.
TSOG brought its modern travel bags to the French Quarter to find a story, and we found plenty of material. Check out the visit:
So what has the Big Easy taught us about speaking easy? For starters, don’t let the complex French/Creole street names stop you from trying to say it aloud. Let it roll off your tongue. Did you just butcher Tchoupitoulas? Don’t feel bad. We’re born and raised in Nola and we pronounce it “chop-it-too-las.” We’re pretty sure that’s wrong. But that’s the beauty of New Orleans. No one cares because it’s just not that serious.