Doc has singled out some resources for you - in travel, wine and food, and art:

Enjoy reasonably priced bed and breakfast lodgings in the Faubourg Marigny of New Orleans, near the French Quarter. Jazz, restaurants, bars and Bourbon Street are within easy walaking distance. A clean, comfortable home for you during Mardi Gras, Jazzfest, Southern Decadence, Halloween, and French Quarter Fest as well as year-round.
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Elysian Fields Inn New Orleans.
Newly renovated and upscale Bed and Breakfast located in the Historic Faubourg Marigny section of New Orleans. Only 5 short blocks to the French Quarter and within walking distance to everything including all of the shops, Jazz Clubs and restaurants along the world famous Frenchmen Street.

Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises is known as a one-stop-shopping resource for high-end FIT travellers in search of pampering deluxe travel. According to Orient-Express Commercial Director David Williams: "Whether travellers prefer exploring the great cities of Europe, exotic landscapes of Southeast Asia or Latin America, or watching the English countryside roll by, there's an Orient-Express journey for everyone." For further information on all Orient-Express departures or to order a World of Distinction brochure, please call 800-524-2420 or visit - Recreation Vertical Portal

FOR WINE LOVERS . . . Something special from Doc

Nat Decants FREE Newsletter: Wine picks, articles and humor from Natalie MacLean, recently named the World's Best Drink Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia. There are no ads and all e-mail addresses are kept confidential.

Says Doc: "Natalie MacLean's terrific wine newsletter, Natdecants, is a one-of-a-kind delight loaded with useful and relevant information for those who enjoy the glory of the grape. This great lady knows wine and writes beautifully. I subscribed -- It's free and easy: go to -and I am overjoyed when her newsletters arrive. I've saved them and forwarded them to fellow travelers. Natalie is the real deal." To sign up, visit





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