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A very special weekend in New Orleans - when would you like to go?

If you’ve been before, it’s time to return, if you’ve never been, now is the time to plan to do so! More than ever, we need something exciting to look forward to!
Offered by Roxan Contact information: Roxan921@aol.com (email) 908 451 8110 (mobile)
Trip details and inclusions:
 
3 Nights (4 days) at the stunning, Pontchartrain Hotel, located in the charming Garden District of New Orleans. The accommodations are nothing less than divine….
  • Transfers to/from airport.
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 1 Cocktail party including scrumptious appetizers
  • 1 memorable charitable visit
  • Sightseeing – you’re sure to discover many new and interesting sites and
    be entertained while learning about the rich history of this unique city!
  • Ease of planning - all you have to do is decide to go and all the planning
    will be professionally and conveniently handled.
  • Friday, Flight to New Orleans. The moment you step off the plane
    it’ll be apparent that you re somewhere special - Transfer to the hotel.
    Later in the day, enjoy a complimentary cocktail party – welcoming you to a place where making unexpected, pleasant memories happens naturally, you’ll see… Cheers!
  • Saturday, Gather for breakfast. Every meal is a party for the senses in this inviting town. Start your day very close to the Pontchartrain Hotel with good coffee, and choose from a myriad of unique, delicious breakfast menu items, - even a Bloody Mary…. Later in the morning get familiar with your surroundings, while enjoying a special excursion to see the sights of this interesting area. It’s a unique town for sure, and its splendor will no doubt unfold before you at every colorful turn. Where to gather for dinner tonight? (Maybe a quick ride out to for simple seafood dinner or appetizers glancing at the soothing water in the background….) And music is very much a key component here, make sure to plan on listening to some of the entire country’s best, original sounds.
  • Sunday, After coffee, crafted with chicory a hearty breakfast simply ease in to this day with curiosity which likely has piqued from that which you have begun to discover so far. Charitable visit: A small part of today is devoted to going to one of several places in Louisiana that will benefit from your presence – you’ll donate a few hours of your time. Evening to enjoy the sights, sounds, tastes in a town that may ultimately become a second home.
  • Monday, Explore and discover independently today! Shopping, strolling, a ride on a street car, through the Garden District, Magazine Street, a museum, - …so much more. Be picked up 2 hours ahead of your domestic flight and be taken to the airport, enriched with magical memories….
  • Please call for Special Pricing, 1 (908) 451-8110
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Spot light on Louisiana, USA

If New Orleans, Louisiana’s history was translated to the silver screen, it would be an absolute award winner– a story dripping with drama, romance, piracy, intrigue, tragedy, and a great deal of inspiration.  There is so very much to be said about this visitor’s paradise.
Volleyed between the French and the Spanish from the late 17th century until the United States bought Louisiana for pennies an acre in 1803, New Orleans is forever shaped by its European heritage. The city’s broad timeline offers a portal into what we see, taste, hear and experience in 21st century New Orleans. 
Visitors never fail to come away having been mesmerized, and rarely don’t return, often again and again, to this magical destination.  At the very least, they keep the special memory of their time close to their hearts throughout their lives, and for good reason. Whether or not one is a Jazz music fan – they will surely appreciate the soulful Jazz sounds heard here, as well as much of the music, enjoyed at a dignified night club, or stumbled upon spontaneously while turning a street corner, likely near Frenchmen Street….
Much more than just New Orleans, Louisiana is spread out and has a plethora of “Parishes” (known to people in other parts of the country as, “Boroughs”) each unique to the other, most offering charm and much to do, see and experience.  Culture, good music, the Bayou, mansions, rural vicinities, neighborhoods and tastes that all blend together making this a very unique place to come to with an open mind, and an eagerness for a rare kind of adventure.
Whether or not one is drawn to architecture generally – in this state it can’t help but to fascinate.  With its many different styles, Victorian revivals, colonial revivals, the carefully crafted artistic wrought iron, the varied balconies that are so prominent, this is a feast for the eyes at almost every turn.    (A highlight would be a ride out of New Orleans, just a short hour away, to gaze upon several of its gorgeous plantations, where history comes alive – and the attention to detail all around the vast buildings, is quite impressive.  Pictures almost do it all justice, but not as much as an in person, up close exploration, which is a worthwhile day trip.)
Cuisine, cocktails, flavors surely don’t disappoint here. There is something wonderful for all tastes.  One of the several must tries is, “gumbo”.  Gumbo unites most social barriers and is heartily enjoyed by all.  Although ingredients might vary greatly from one cook to the next, and from one part of the state to another, a steaming bowl of fragrant Gumbo is one of life’s cherished pleasures, as emblematic of Louisiana as chili is of Texas. (Tip:  when ordering Gumbo never ask for “soup”!) And if there is a sliver of ‘andouille sausage’ in your Gumbo, or anywhere on your plate, it’s sure to be ultra-flavorful.  And then there are the beignets!  Nothing like fresh, hot, sugary beignets (donut-like pastries) with chicory coffee from the famed Café Du Monde.   Treat yourself to the simple, sizeable sandwich, known in Louisiana as the, “Po’boy” which is a submarine/hero/hoagie-type sandwich made with French bread containing various ingredients (roast beef cooked in gravy, fried oysters, and more.)  You may be asked if you would like it “dressed” which means it will be piled high with mayonnaise, lettuce, pickles and tomato.  Did anyone say, “Bananas Foster?”    Cocktails such as, the Hurricane – a staple cocktail, a hearty Bloody Mary (almost a meal – and often spicy), the Sazerac, the New Orleans Daiquiri – a Cuban influenced classic cocktail unique to this destination, and all worth lightly sampling – to gain a true taste of Louisiana while visiting…
You may hear some French spoken here, and also a few words that are only said locally.  For example,  “Lagniappe” means a little something extra, and is a great term, that might well work into your vocabulary onward.   (ie, similar to a bakers dozen, if you get 13 rather than 12….)  “Making groceries” is simply going grocery shopping,  “Tenny shoes” would be, of course,  sneakers….!
…..Creole, Cajun, Voodoo, history, food, music, diversity, quality shopping, architecture are just the very beginnings of this very special part of America… Come see for yourself!
Have you visited this mystical destination? – Wouldn’t you like to treat yourself?                                              Roxan 2021