I've got a trip coming up next month - a cruise, actually, leaving from New Orleans and hitting Cozumel, Grand Cayman, and Falmouth in Jamaica, then returning to NOLA. We're traveling with another couple, one of whom is the very fellow who inspired me to take up pipe smoking after he started in November! So we're both thinking of taking piperl12's advice about purchasing a memento pipe while we're out and about. I'm also thinking about picking up some introductory Perique blends, but that's another story.
So - any recommendations? We're focusing on New Orleans at this point - most of the tobacco stores I've found in the Caribbean tourist ports are cigar-centric (and we know that we'll be restricted to one lounge on the ship - but it's a Steampunk cruise, and there are already plans to invade said lounge for brandy and tobacco most nights... :D). I've cruised the older threads and found some references to long-gone B&Ms, but there is a place just outside of the French Quarter that looks promising (Payless Pipes). Other than that, it's cigar stores and a Tinderbox up north a ways.
Anyway - thanks in advance, and thanks for all of your previous posts about NOLA, Perique, and MM cob pipes (I've already promised my friend a couple left over from my grab bag).
"De gustibus non est disputandum."