New Orleans, Louisiana

It had been nearly a decade since I last visited New Orleans, Louisiana, but fate smiled upon me this month when the Excellence in Journalism Conference held its annual meetings there.

Conference travel is a different beast; I’m obligated to attend sessions and meetings so I can bring some new ideas and best practices back to my academic department. That makes exploring the city a bit difficult, and it’s a totally different experience from when I travel somewhere specifically to dig into the local culture (check out these older posts from Taipei and Barcelona, for example).

I confirmed something my first night in New Orleans: Bourbon Street on a Saturday night is not my scene. I know there’s a lot of good music, great food, and culture there, but my travel tastes have changed, and that’s okay. So, my initial disappointment with that experience gave way to a better one a couple of days later as I wandered through the French Quarter.

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Bonus Photo!

CNN Newsource treated conference attendees to a night at the House of Blues.

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