Louisiana


New Orleans is famous for its food, art, and culture. Among that mix is the architecture and history of some of the oldest buildings in the city. The beautiful French style was overpowered by Spanish iron works, which now adorn much of the French Quarter. Some of these buildings are restaurants, bars, and even hotels. Below are 5 historic hotels in New Orleans, and some...

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The powerful Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau, has been engrained in New Orleans history since the early 1800s, and she facilitated the rise of the still thriving voodoo culture of New Orleans. The practice of voodoo has African roots and is believed to have originated during the slave trade, when the slaves participated in spiritual practices to ease their oppression. Marie Laveau became a symbol of...

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Don’t get me wrong, there’s something enticing about traveling to a new place that you have never been to. But sometimes, there are those destinations that you continue to feel drawn to long after you have left. There’s something pulling you back there and you hope that one day you’ll have the chance to return. When I heard about Booked.net – Top Destinations to Go There,...

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Of course, we had to start off our last full day in New Orleans with early morning beignets from Cafe DuMonde. We enjoyed the beautiful weather and indulged in the doughy, powder sugary goodness while looking over the Mississippi River. Next up: shopping! We walked over to the French Market to buy some New Orleans goodies and went in some of the other shops along Decatur...

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What better way to start our first full day in New Orleans than by going to a cemetery? We went to St. Louis Cemetary No. 1 and walked around inside to see all the above ground tombs. It is the oldest cemetery in New Orleans and has been in existence since 1789.  It was really cool to walk through and think about how old some...

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Although I would have loved to stay longer in Pigeon Forge, we had New Orleans ahead of us and I couldn’t be more excited! First, we had a few pit stops to make along the way. We stopped in Chattanooga, Tennessee and ate at Urban Stack, which was delicious and very affordable. Make sure you get a milkshake to go with their amazing burgers if you...

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Our final full day in New Orleans came way too soon. I started the morning hearing from two more excellent speakers, John Militello– Head Of Creative Innovation at Google/YouTube and Ariele Krantzow– Training and Support Manager at Wix Lounge. Then we had a good chunk of the day without anything scheduled, so we ventured out to explore more of daytime New Orleans. We walked toward...

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Friday morning we woke up early to go to Cafe Du Monde to get beignets. They were SO delicious. We went across the street to Jackson Square to eat them and enjoy the morning and beautiful weather. When we returned to the conference I got a chance to hear from some amazing speakers, including Luke Wyckoff– Chief Visionary Officer of Social Media Energy and Carol Koepke- Senior Marketing Director of...

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Last weekend I finally had the opportunity to experience the “south” of North America (other than Florida). March 21-23, 2013 I attended the American Marketing Association (AMA) Intercollegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. We arrived nice and early on Thursday thanks to our 6am flight out of Chicago. Staying at The Sheraton where the conference was held was amazing and right in the middle of...

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