Do you ever feel like kicking yourself? I just had one of those moments. If you read about my jaunt to Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans you may recall I said we ended up there on accident. There I was in one of the most haunted places in the U.S. and I didn’t have a clue which haunted places to begin checking out.
It just so happened I even thought of Marie Leveau at all. I could’ve just as easily not have seen her final resting place if my ancestors hadn’t whispered to me that day.
But what really gets me is what I had at my disposal that I completely forgot about: my iPod!
A while back I had downloaded all the Wicked Walks ghost tour apps available at that time. (I think they’ve since added one, if not two, more cities.) Among those I added initially was one for New Orleans.
I only realized it as I was going back through the list of blog ideas I keep. I saw that I’ve been meaning to write individual reviews for each of the Wicked Walks apps. Well, what better time than now?
WICKED WALKS NEW ORLEANS APP OVERVIEW
The Wicked Walks New Orleans app is super user friendly. Under “Info” there’s several helpful tabs loaded with useful information. Such as the “Tips & General Info.” It tells you about how long the walking tour is (in this case, around a mile and a half) and explains it “stops” at nine different bars.
It also lets you pick which way to view the haunted locations: on a map or in list form. The Directions guide you from one stop to the next. They also list Hours.
It’s a very well-thought out ghost tour app. I appreciate it even more after having just been in New Orleans. This would’ve been a fantastic way to help us get around.
This is where the app really shines. (In fact, I’ve found all the Wicked Walks apps shine in this department. When I finally get around to writing my reviews of those, I’ll also note this again.)
Like all good ghost tours, it’s the telling of the ghost stories that make them fun. There’s no costumed guides giving you the haunted history of the tour locations. This app instead relies on colorful prose and well-researched history paired with photos of the haunted places as well as people and/or events associated with them to bring the stories to life.
The result is an amazing resource literally in the palm of your hands.
Oh, and at the end of every location are directions to the next stop. (But I like that they also have the separate Directions section under info. It’s a nice cross-referenced method they utilized.)
A FEW OF THE TOUR STOPS
Even though I didn’t remember to utilize my iPod and the Wicked Walks New Orleans app stored on it, I did remember several of the haunted places in New Orleans and took photos. In fact, a couple were even some of the stops on the tour, such as:
But I’m not going to relate their haunted pasts. If you’re interested and have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod, I highly encourage you to get the Wicked Walks New Orleans app.
Overall I think this is a fantastic app. If haunted pub crawls are your thing then this is a must own app.
However, I’m not all that into drinking. (Mainly because I nearly drank myself to death in college –no joke. José, as in Cuervo, was a very dear friend of mine. Too good a friend in fact. We spent so much time together that these days I’m sick within nanoseconds of trying to imbibe anything with him in it. And let’s not even talk about vodka or jagermeister…)
I’d like to see them come out with another app for New Orleans. Maybe of some of the other haunted hot spots. Or even of any of the cemeteries, like they did for Wicked Walks Atlanta and the Oakland Cemetery.
However, that’s really my only complaint. Even though I don’t drink, I still very much enjoyed taking the Wicked Walks New Orleans Tour (even if it was after my visit there). It is simply a wealth of haunted history information.
WHERE TO BUY WICKED WALKS APPS
Click here to visit iTunes and buy the Wicked Walks New Orleans app. It costs $1.99.