As a child my parents did their best to take us on vacation when possible. That meant multiple trips to Disney and Universal Studios over the course of 12 years. I absolutely love Disney and movies, so this was ideal for a child. We were a fairly large family so all our trips had to be done as road trips, which sometimes I wonder how they did it with us. Nonetheless, I am so happy we did! Something happened to me with each trip we took. A spark turned into a burning passion for travel and the idea of exploring everywhere around me. I know it seems silly, how could Disney trips spark this interest it’s so touristy, but it did. Although I would never turn down a trip to any of those theme parks, it showed me that travel was possible. That’s all I needed to get me obsessed with wanting to see more.
My family and I travelled to Disney/Universal Studios about 4 times so I definitely had seen new things, especially since we road tripped it each time. However, as an adult I still felt like I never truly traveled. You know where you call the shots, book the hotels, etc. So finally in 2013 after I started my first job in the Hospitality Industry I booked a room and committed for January 2014. I planned my first trip the most colorful city I’ve been to so far, New Orleans.
This trip almost didn’t happen, but damn I’m so happy I went for it. With the company of a couple of friends, that is.
I really didn’t know what to expect, but I knew I was so excited to get out there on my own and see something new. I couldn’t sleep the night before! Ask Andrew, we stayed up until about 3:30am, mind you my friends and I planned to hit the road at 4am. At this point in time I just met Andrew, like two weeks prior and even though I wanted so badly to invite him, but I thought that might be too much for such a new relationship.
Prior to this trip I did research a specific website New Orleans Online to give me ideas, but honestly once we got there we just walked and stopped in on places that peaked our interest.
Here are a few photos from that trip! 🙂
Next we visited the Louis Armstrong Park that was close to our hotel. Which by the way, such a great location we stayed in, more details later. You’re greeted by a beautiful arch with the word ARMSTRONG, and there was even a small show we caught.
New Orleans was just the start of my travels and since then I’ve been about 3 more times. I’ll share more on those trips in another post.
Until next time!