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New Orleans- Day 3 Recap

We started off our last day in New Orleans with a long list of things that we wanted to do but had to cut it down quite a bit. Day 3 was still a very busy one but we managed to squeeze in some time to relax. We visited a couple of museums, ate some more excellent food and Lucas had a lot of fun checking out the aquarium.

If you haven’t done so already, make sure to check out my posts about Day 1 and Day 2.

Here is a recap of some of the things we did:

  • Visited the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
  • Learned about Mardi Gras & Hurricane Katrina at The Presbytere
  • Lunch at Central Grocery- Home of the original Muffuletta
  • Lucas got messy at Cafe Du Monde
  • Had a drink at (possibly) the oldest structure used as a bar in the U.S.
  • Checked out the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
  • Had appetizers at the famous Acme Oyster House
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New Orleans Recap- Day 2

After posting about some local events that I attended in the NY area (Delta’s T4X and The Great GoogaMooga), it’s time to get back to posting about our visit to New Orleans. Check out my post about Day 1 in N.O. here.
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Day 2 was another busy and fun filled day. We started off early by going on a swamp tour. We also sampled some great local eats, explored the Warehouse District and spent some more time on Bourbon Street. I also enjoyed learning more about World War II at a very impressive museum.
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Here is a recap of some of the things we did:
  • Cajun Encounters Honey Island Swamp Tour
  • Lunch at Cochon Butcher
  • Visited the National World War II Museum
  • Dinner at Antoine’s
  • Tried a Hurricane at Pat O’Briens
  • Walked around Bourbon Street

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New Orleans- Day 1 Recap

We’re back from our trip to Colorado and New Orleans. I wrote a little about our time in Colorado HERE. I had planned to write about our visit to New Orleans a little sooner but we were very busy and our hotel had an internet/ WiFi issue.

Kim, Lucas and I started off our visit to New Orleans feeling a bit tired but we still managed to have a pretty productive day. We spent a good deal of time walking around the French Quarter, tasting a bunch of local specialties and exploring some interesting parts of the city.

Here is a recap of some of the things we did:

  • Breakfast at Cafe Beignet
  • Katrina/ City Tour with Gray Line
  • Lunch at Johnny’s Po-Boys
  • Visited the French Market District
  • Shared some beignets at Cafe Du Monde
  • Had amazing burgers at Port of Call for dinner

Altering Our New Orleans Plans- We’re Heading to BAcon

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In late January I wrote about a trip being planned to New Orleans. Kim and I were pretty excited to be heading there. I got to visit N.O. years back for work but didn’t get to explore too much and this would be Kim’s first time.

About a week after I wrote my post I got an invite by e-mail to a very interesting event taking place in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The event is called BAcon or BoardingArea Conference.

Well you might ask- What is BoardingArea?
BoardingArea is a travel blog aggregator site which hosts some of the best frequent flyer blogs all in one place. I check many of the BoardingArea blogs on a daily basis to find out what’s going on in the points & miles world.

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Progress in Planning: New Orleans- May 2013

Last month I wrote about jetBlue’s True Blue program and the limited ways to extend the expiration date of the miles in your account. In the post I also mentioned how I decided to spend the bulk of my True Blue points towards a trip to New Orleans.
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I was in New Orleans years back but didn’t get to see or do much. I flew through New Orleans to get to Mississippi. I was working on a story during my previous career working in television- news. My only experiences and memories of New Orleans were checking out Bourbon Street and eating some beignets at Cafe Du Monde. I’ve been wanting to go back for some time now and am looking forward to experiencing the city with Kim and Lucas.

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