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Posted by on Feb 16, 2009 in blog | 0 comments

MyCollegeRoadTrip’s Guide to Mardi Gras


Every College student dreams of making it down to the Big Easy for Mardi Gras. If you are fortunate enough to be going this year here are information you need:

Overview of New Orleans

Road Trip to Mardi Gras

A tradition of parades, masks, beads, dancing, and of course drinking.  With celebrations all over the world, the headquarters for this “holiday” is in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The week long  event builds in size and celebration each day before ending on Fat Tuesday (the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday). More

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How to Lose Your Dignity in New Orleans Without Really Trying

A few guys and I loaded up the car to head down to The Big Easy for some Mardi Gras awesomeness.  None of us had ever been before, nor did we have much New Orleans knowledge either, so we were really running blind.  I had though heard from some people that it was difficult to find a place to go to the bathroom down there, and that the cops were bad about giving public urination tickets.  Being the creative guy that I am, I decided to figure out a way to get around this little pickle, so I picked up a pair of Depends, yes the adult diapers, before we hit the road.  I was grinning from ear to ear, clearly I was about to beat the system with this foolproof plan.  I’m sure you can see where this is going, but it isn’t even the half of it. More

New Orleans: Nightlife, Gumbo, Jazz, and Café du Monde

New Orleans, known to some as “The Big Easy”, is the largest city in Louisiana and beams with the richness of the Cajun culture. It is a truly unique city, located on the Mississippi River, with French and African Creole foods, music, casinos, and endless nightlife. New Orleans definitely knows how to throw a party. Any Mardi Gras witness can attest to this fact. The deep historical roots make it is almost like experiencing a foreign culture, which is one reason so many people visit each year. More

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The Party Never Stopped: A City Recovered

New Orleans suffered a blow that left the city crippled and broken in the wake of the storm. Yet because the spirit of its people remained strong and positive, the city that loves to party recovered and is more vibrant than ever. Even Katrina could not hold the Big Easy down and there has never been a better time to visit New Orleans. More

The Big Easy Is Calling: A Guide To New Orleans, LA

Because there are so many things to do and see in New Orleans, this article could easily transform into a short novel. If nothing else, know that a road trip to the city that loves to have a good time will leave you wanting more. Most importantly, however, is to know that Hurricane Katrina might have damaged the city itself but it did not affect the spirit of the city in the least. Moreover, because everything is almost back to normal, there has never been a better time to visit. So listen carefully, the Big Easy is calling you. More

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