Ah, Halloween is right around the corner, which means ghosts, witches, vampires, and Buzz Lightyear might come knocking on your door asking for some trick or treat candy. 5 Spooky Halloween Destinations But if you’re lucky, you won’t be there to answer the door because you’ll be visiting these 5 scary Halloween destinations across America. While staying at a paranormal hotel might not seem like everyone’s cup of tea, all you non-party poopers can enjoy a ghoulish getaway at one of these 5 Spooky Halloween Destinations. 5 Spooky Halloween Destinations – Salem, Massachusetts Nothing says Halloween quite like witches, and Salem…

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What comes to mind when you think of New Orleans? Is it Mardi Gras, Cajun food, and jazz music? While those are all fabulous elements of this culturally vibrant city, New Orleans has so much more to offer (that I didn’t even know about before my recent visit)! There’s good reason for all of the hype, and if you’re planning a trip soon, here is my “Must See Guide To New Orleans”. Must See Guide To New Orleans – Bourbon Street  You’ve likely heard of this famous street in the French Quarter. Known for the best burlesque clubs, DJs, and bars,…

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While I love adventure and exploring new places, I wouldn’t exactly call myself an outdoorsy type. On a recent trip to New Orleans, however, my daughter and I became one with the swamp during a tour with Cajun Encounters Eco-Tours! Sure, I could have gone without the monstrous wolf spiders, but overall, it was a really cool experience that left an impression on the both of us. New Orleans Swamp Tour Review Our day started when our friendly driver picked us up at the centrally located Huck Finn Café in New Orleans. He gave us commentary on the city on our…

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If you’re a foodie who’s planning to visit the Big Easy, you’ve got to check out The New Orleans School of Cooking! They’ve been introducing visitors to the food and culture of New Orleans since 1980 by way of very entertaining cooking classes. Like almost everything else in the French Quarter, the building the school is housed in is steeped in history. New Orleans School of Cooking It was originally a molasses warehouse in the early 1800s. (I’m pretty sure this entire city is super haunted from all of the folklore I learned on this trip, but that’s for another blog…

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If you’re planning a trip to New Orleans, there’s really only one place you should consider laying your head at night, and that’s the historic Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery. I’ve stayed in countless hotels around the world, but this one’s unique in many ways. If you’re an art lover, this is definitely a hotel you’ll appreciate. Not only is this beautiful boutique hotel conveniently located near the French Quarter, but it has a soul, too. Allow me to explain. Old No.77 Hotel & Chandlery Review Backstory – The Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery building began serving the Port…

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