Julia was born in New Orleans, grew up mostly in California, and returned to the Crescent City as a graduate student at Tulane University in 1987. After getting her Ph.D. in English literature a few years later, she realized she never wanted to leave the Big Easy.
Julia works as a freelance writer, editor, and website designer. She loves promoting New Orleans to the rest of the world. It’s no wonder: The food is incredible. The music is glorious. The massive live oaks are heavy with Spanish moss. Every block of houses is a small lesson in architecture. Julia contributed to TripSavvy until 2009.