Photos of The Day: N.O.P. D. Fight Crime in Style.

Yet another way in which New Orleans one ups every other city, in the form of coolness: 

N.O.P.D. patrol the French Quarter on Vespas,

“‘The advantage of a scooter, Matthews said, is that it combines the mobility and ease of use of a bicycle with the speed of a motorcycle, making it a perfect vehicle for the French Quarter. Even the old scooters could get to things way quicker than the patrol cars could,’ he said. Plus, they look really cool….”

“‘We live in a city that attracts millions of tourists, and it’s kind of nice to have our police riding around on a good-looking machine rather than those falling-down scooters,’ Materne said.”

Reason 158,495,684 why I adore the hell out of Nola. Who dat!

P.S. If you need to get in the know about places to eat and where to go (local places VS tourist places), give me a holler.

Vespa Sightings: Santa Barbara, via Photos.

During our travels up North on the 101, we spotted a few Vespas on the way. I can’t image there being any disadvantages to owning a Vespa in picturesque Santa Barbara. The views from the roads are absolutely breathtaking and the weather is pretty darn nice all year around. Lucky folks, I tell you.

Below are a few of the shots I collected while we walked around the city,

Classic Santa Barbara, you never disappoint. Cheers.