It was the summer of 2010, and I found myself on a platform in Prague waiting for my train to Munich. I was alone, broke, and had no clue where to sleep that night. And man, was I psyched!
You see, I’m constantly searching for life’s next great experience. I’ve studied in Australia, driven from New York to L.A. and back again, and even worked in Yellowstone National Park. So backpacking through Europe seemed like the next logical step.
I had just completed my first year of law school – the opposite of life’s next great experience. So I hopped on a plane and wound up in the Czech Republic. I spent two-and-a-half months roaming through Europe and explored more than 20 cities across 12 countries.
The cities I fell in love with were the ones with history tour pub crawls. They allowed me to meet fellow travelers from all over the world, learn hidden history, and, best of all, drink the local beers! Good times, fun stories, and cold drinks, what could be better?
Five years after that trip ended, I was stuck behind a desk, dutifully wasting away as a practicing attorney. In my soul, though, I knew it was time for another adventure. My mind would keep drifting back to the amazing memories I’d made on those awesome European pub crawls, and I thought – let’s bring those experiences home.
That’s why I started New Orleans Crawling. I want visitors to the Big Easy to experience the same excitement, fun, and laughter on our New Orleans history tours that I did while on those pub crawls I enjoyed so much. So come have a couple of drinks and learn some history on New Orleans Crawling’s version of life’s next great experience.
Bobby Heaney, Owner & Chief Crawling Officer
Laura is an avid adventurer and lover of all things New Orleans! She is a multi-talented actor, singer, and dancer who greatly enjoys exploring all the food and beverage New Orleans has to offer. Lover of history and communal cultures, Laura delights in showing off the great city of New Orleans to all travelers!
Mary loves calling New Orleans home. She is an actress, having appeared on NCIS: New Orleans and is an active member of the Crescent City Stage. She takes Carnival season seriously, belonging to four different Mardi Gras krewes. She also started Pack Essentials NOLA, a nonprofit serving the city’s unhoused.
New Orleans Crawling is part of the America Crawling family of History Tour Pub Crawls. Click below to explore history tour pub crawls in D.C., Fort Worth, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Waikiki. Cheers!