It’s hard to make a short list of things you absolutely must do and see in New Orleans. My boyfriend and I drove down from Arkansas to New Orleans, stopping for the night and a quick tour in Vicksburg, before picking my parents up at the airport and heading into the city. We only had a few days for our trip and spent most of our time in the French Quarter so we tried to focus on the things we wanted to see the most.
I should mention that traveling with a severe asthmatic, my dad, does have its considerations. New Orleans is a bit challenging for obvious reasons, with humidity and water damage causing mold and mildew that can really set him off. Instead of risking it by staying at a small, quaint hotel or apartment like many who visit New Orleans do, we stayed in the Hilton Riverside. The CBD is a great area to call home base, since it’s centrally located and close to the French Quarter.
This post is sponsored by Festigals, a non-profit women’s conference in New Orleans that raises money for breast cancer research while empowering women. All opinions are my own.
You might remember that last November, I made a short jaunt to New Orleans with my boyfriend and met my parents there for a family vacation. We spent a few days in New Orleans and really enjoyed our time there! I’d love to return eventually and conferences are always a good excuse for business-sponsored travel. (I’ll be recapping my visit tomorrow, so be sure to check back for my must-see picks.)
Festigals is a conference I can get behind. I know, I know, it’s not a blogger conference. But sometimes, you need to venture out of the blogging world and go to other kinds of conferences. And New Orleans is a pretty amazing place to have a conference!
Being a blogger is emotionally taxing work. Our blogs are, in a very deep sense, us. But we are not our blogs, I must underline. The fact that we think we are not enough in intrinsic to being bloggers on so many levels.
Sound familiar? Here’s why you need to stop doing that and how, over on my small business blog.
It’s time to start choosing our summer reads, stock up on some sunscreen and head to a nearby body of water to dive into the pages of a book with an occasional dip in the water. My summers, since childhood, have been spent pouring over books in the sunshine and this summer will likely be no different, except for one notable change. We’ll be reading aloud for part of it.