“New Orleans is unlike any city in America. Its cultural diversity is woven into the food, the music, the architecture – even the local superstitions. It’s a sensory experience on all levels and there’s a story lurking around every corner.”
~ Ruta Sepetys
I know it has been awhile since I have last written in my blog. However, I wanted to talk about my recent trip to New Orleans and why my love of travel will never go away.
I make it a point to travel to at least one new place each year. It doesn’t matter if it is a short trip by car or a long plane ride away.
My trip to New Orleans was a great time! New Orleans is a fantastic city! The City of New Orleans is a unique place with an interesting history. It has its own character and charm and is full of life! NOLA, as many people call it, has had its high and low points, especially Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
I was not disappointed with my trip at all! I was able to enjoy the peacefulness of the Mississippi River, the energy of the French Quarter and the debauchery of the infamous Bourbon Street. I also learned that Halloween is very big in New Orleans, so if you want to avoid going to Mardi Gras, but still want craziness, October is a great time to visit! If you are a football fan, I would also suggest trying to go when the Saints are playing. It is a a great time and experience. My friend and I were able to meet some fantastic people!
For a fantastic history lesson, I recommend visiting The National World War II Museum. You will not be disappointed and will probably learn something new about the “War that Changed the World”. Be sure to get tickets for the 4-D movie “Beyond All Boundaries”. The movie takes viewers on a journey from the bombing of Pearl Harbor, epic battles and to America’s final victory in the War.
I was able to also take a haunted tour of the French Quarter and learn about some of the history and why New Orleans is many times consider one of America’s most haunted cities.
New York and New Orleans are very different in many ways. So is the North and the South, however it is always great to explore a different part of the country. My trip to New Orleans not only fulfilled my goal to travel to a new place every year, but also further solidified why I absolutely love to travel!!! My wanderlust continues!!!