Last January, my girl Dana and I traveled to New Orleans for a girl’s trip. We were visiting our friend Margaret who was there on a stop with The Lion King tour. We have some other acquaintances on the tour so often there was a group of us touring the city.
But it wasn’t until the last night that it hit me. We were all sitting around a table late in the night and I realized all 6 of us were some badass lady bosses (and also millennials!).
We were all theater professionals ranging from stage managers to company managers to merchandise managers. Our jobs are all different but we all have one thing in common – we’re bosses. And we have lots of things to say – topics ranged from women in the workforce to marriage, relationships and babies. It was incredible.
So my point is that New Orleans doesn’t have to be all Bourbon Street. Here’s my guide to how a lady boss does New Orleans.Read More
Located inside the historic Monteleone Hotel is the Carousel Bar which features a real carousel and yes, it spins. No horses here, though. You’ll get your own bar stool and the rotation takes about 15 minutes so most likely you won’t get dizzy. The drinks are delicious too. I love the French 007 but the Pimm’s Cup is also refreshing.Read More
The Car: Since we don’t own a car, we had to rent one for the road trip. We got really creative which ended up saving us $500. We looked in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Austin, changing dates to see what would be the cheapest. Then I checked in Dallas and found an SUV $500 cheaper – even cheaper than the full size cars in the other cities. We ended up flying to Dallas on my Southwest miles for free, picking up the car and then driving to Austin where we started the trip.Read More
Newsies closes in Austin on October 2nd and Adam + Bruno + I are going on a road trip to my parents house in Maryland. Here’s the plan!
A sweet little town where my father grew up. My aunt lives in my grandmother’s house, which is where we’ll stay. This is Adam’s first time and I can’t wait to walk along the lake, try out a meat pie, see a plantation, and maybe even a trip to the alligator farm!
We’ll be visiting my friend Gillian and her husband Rob, as well as their 100 cats. I’m excited to see this part of Louisiana.
New Orleans, LA
This is one of my favorite cities from tour and I can’t wait to show Adam. We will definitely eat all of the delicious food and return to the Carousel Bar and Sazerac Bar for cocktails. This time I’d also like to make it to the National WWII Museum and Preservation Hall.
A quick stop to visit my parent’s new house which they bought for retirement.
Epcot (drinks around the world), Hollywood Studios, and Magic Kingdom to finally see the fireworks at Disney and Harry Potter World at Universal.
I’ve never been here but it’s on the list. I love Charleston so I’m excited to see its sister city.
We’ll visit our friend Mackenzie but also enjoy the restaurants and gorgeous walks through downtown Charleston.
We’ll stay with my brother and family in their new house. A trip to the amazing Georgia Aquarium and Coca Cola World a must.
And finally the drive back to Maryland to stay with my parents for a week.
What should we see and do in the cities we’re visiting? Are there any other cities we should stop at along the way?