Learning to Laissez Les Bon Temp Rouler in New Orleans

You can do a lot of things in New Orleans. The one thing that will take some effort on your part is not having a good time in the Big Easy. Especially around Mardi Gras season. As the locals will say, laissez les bons temp rouler. Let the good times roll! We were in the Crescent City just a few weeks ago, right before all the official Mardi Gras festivities began. Although, in truth, sometimes it is hard to tell when Mardi Gras is happening or not in New Orleans. I mean when we were there we went to at least four different parades and observed and heard at least another half dozen taking place around us. I think my favorite was the Mardi Gras parade dedicated entirely to pets. Yeah, as in perros y gatos decked out in Mardi Gras garb and riding floats along one of the main roads of the city with their owners tossing beads to onlookers.

10 Things to Pack for your Family Road Trip

(Read my full story on the You Must Be Trippin’ blog) It is so funny to think about how unprepared we were for that first long distance drive from Houston to Virginia, and then New York City. This is my latest article as a contributor to the Best Western blog […]