It is an interesting experience to live in a community which has so many visitors. Running an inn we spend considerable time helping people plan their sight-seeing outings, choosing restaurants and generally finding their way around town. Helping folks find the hidden jewels of New Orleans is one of the things we really enjoy best about inn keeping and quite frankly we do it so often it is easy to forget how overwhelming it i can be to arrive at a new place you have heard so much about and there is so much to see you do not know where to start. When we travel, one of us (I won’t say who, but it is the same person who writes the blog!) spends days and days pouring over internet information and always, despite the wealth of information on the web, with a good guidebook. For years our guidebook of choice has been the Lonely Planet. They seem to have the best information, most interesting lists of places to stay, where to eat, where that fabulous market is off on the side roads, it is our off the beaten path but we want hot shower guidebook of choice. So you can imagine our delight when Amy Balfour got in touch last week asking to come and visit our inn and spend some time talking to us. Amy is helping to update the Lonely Planet’s 2013 New Orleans guidebook. We are thrilled to continue our listing with them and could not wait to show her all the various upgrades we have made to the property. Nothing is more affirming than having one’s favorite guide book mention the Sully Mansion as a perfect place to hang your hat when discovering the Crescent City..