Take a look at our trip that went up and down Magazine Street, in and out of the French Quarter, and everywhere else in between…
Prior to last week’s trip to New Orleans, my relationship with the city could be described as love-hate. Mostly love, but a night on Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras ’13 that resulted in a stolen phone and wallet, then half-way crying into a pile of powdered sugar at Cafe Dumonde left a bit of a sour taste in my mouth. I mean, if you have the opportunity to take on the French Quarter when it’s fully drenched in purple, green, and gold, go for it. But to thoroughly take in one of the most unique cities in the US, exploring the culturally rich and eccentric neighborhoods when it’s a bit quieter around town is when you really get to know The Big Easy.
Leading up to the #FPLetsMove event held at Reyn Studios last Wednesday, we had some time to ride around NOLA and check off as many things as we could on our list of suggested places. To be honest, the list was never ending. I’m convinced it’s impossible to run out of things to do in this city. New Orleans is doing something right, and the people who call it home play a huge factor into why this place is the way it is. Everyone I met had a way about them that seemed truly genuine. Laid back… happy… just all around good vibes. During a week where temps were topping off close to 100 degrees, I give the locals a lot of credit for their consistent smiles and upbeat attitudes. Ya’ll had the team and I beat.
Here’s a look at our four days in New Orleans. Don’t mind the sweat.
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