Heading to the 'Crescent City' of New Orleans

Mike Shubic
August 6, 2014
Every time I tell people that Louisiana is one of only four states Iíve not yet visited, they always say... "you've not been to New Orleans!?" To be honest, my Mardi Gras impression of New Orleans never put the illustrious city on my radar. Over the past few years of telling folks of my lack luster interest in New Orleans, and having them reply with a series of compelling reasons to change my mind, I'm finally getting an opportunity to see the world famous city for myself.

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