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2017 Walkthrough of New Orleans

In such a lovely city, I wanted to make a quick list of my top, favorite things for when I return. If you want to read my walkthrough of my trip to New Orleans with more details about the individual places I mention here, check here, here, here, and here. BEIGNETS After trying three different beignet places across the… Read More 2017 Walkthrough of New Orleans

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Relaxing by the Quarter

The French Quarter is the part of Mardi Gras celebrations that is shown as wild and frisky. But when it’s not Mardi Gras season, it’s a wonderful opportunity to really get to know the area. We walked along the Mississippi river, which I had never seen before and was shockingly not as wide as I thought it… Read More Relaxing by the Quarter

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Smelling the Roses of Garden District

In a city with so many names, I was excited to delve right in! On our first full day, we stepped out onto the streets of the French Quarter to see some of the beautiful Easter decorations still hanging around. Although the area is called the French Quarter from its origins, most of the architecture and… Read More Smelling the Roses of Garden District

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First Time in the Big Easy

Do you have a destination place that you’ve read about so much that you feel like you almost know it—as if you’ve almost been there? Places that you’ve thought about visiting for such a long time, but never had the time to visit? For the longest time, that has been New Orleans for me. So… Read More First Time in the Big Easy

Collegiette Living, Escape Routes

Planning Advice from a Reluctant Gap Year-er

I never planned to take a gap year. I didn’t want one. I had my life planned out: four, maybe three years in college; a year and a half getting my Master’s degree; a blossoming career by the age of 23; return to get a doctorate at 27 years old; and be an experienced professional… Read More Planning Advice from a Reluctant Gap Year-er