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My Heart Belongs in New Orleans #discovernola #thesearethedays #followyournola #yearofme #yeartodiscover

For the past few months I’ve been following some New Orleans companies and people on Instagram. And for these few months I’ve also been angry with my parents for never taking me there as a kid. Seriously.

I’m certain I’d have never left.

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Photo Credit: Etsy Seller CLINGeverything

This place is for me. New Orleans is my jam. I can just feel it – the colours, the culture, the energy and of course,  the people. I’m already in love and we haven’t even met.

So I’m planning a trip – a ME trip. And as I’m researching it more and more, I’m realizing I might need a good solid month there to even touch the surface of all there is to experience. It would be overwhelming if it wasn’t so freaking exciting!

But seriously, I don’t know how I’m going to decide!

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First up is the Jazz Festival and the reason I was hoping to push my trip back a week to hit the tail end, but it’s just not going to be possible. The truth is, I don’t want just one day at the end to enjoy the festival and would rather be able to be there to experience the entire week and the huge variety of musicians – this year’s lineup includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, local artists and so many more. So instead, I’m planning a week long trip for next year’s festival and this year will just enjoy my originally planned getaway. It hurts just to type that honestly but I have to face the facts that I cannot make it work. Sigh.

I also really want to visit the National WWII Museum though I’m not sure it will happen this time either. It will be such a quick trip and I won’t want to go through the Museum while watching the clock. But it is high on my list and has some excellent reviews.

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Photo Credit: The New Orleans Advocate

I can’t go all that way and not pay my respects at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, so that is on my list for sure. And luckily, so many other great places on my list are all close together in the French Quarter, so I’ll be spending A LOT of my time there.

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Photo Credit: Golf Universe

But what else? I have only about a hundred things on my list, nevermind the restaurants/cafes/jazz clubs I want to eat at and experience. And of course capturing the beauty of the colourful houses that make my heart swoon.

There will never be enough time. I see this becoming an annual trip honestly. Or I might just move there. #kiddingnotkidding

I dream of NOLA.

{If you’ve been to New Orleans and have any suggestions of things to do/see or places to eat, please shoot me an e-mail at theseareyourdays@gmail.com – I need your help!}



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