Monday, June 09, 2008

My Tips for a Girlfriend Getaway to New Orleans

Looking for a girlfriend getaway idea? How about New Orleans? Check out my latest article simply called, "Girlfriend Getaway to New Orleans: Weekend Travel Guide to the Big Easy."

What tips do I offer in this article?
  • Funky shops
  • Smooth jazz
  • Good eats
  • Enjoying the local culture
I have to admit, I got the idea of writing this from Pauline Frommer during the Atlanta Travel Expo this past April. She was asked to suggest a girlfriend getaway and she suggested New Orleans (after scolding girlfriend getaway focused magazines for just focusing on shopping and spas - amen! - although, I had to throw some shopping into my New Orleans article, but you'll see, these aren't your run of the mill shops).

Looking for other girlfriend getaway destinations? Give these a try:
Homestead, Fla.
Seaside, Fla.

And, I promise more girlfriend getaways are coming soon!

Oh, the video! Took this while in New Orleans this past April, for the Tourism Cares project. Don't ya just love street performers?

Budget Travel Tips: Don't the Price at the Pump Put a Crimp in Your Summer Vacation

With gas prices rising and all sorts of budget travel articles on making the most of a summer vacation, thought I'd dust off my article called, "Don't Let High Gas Prices Spoil Your Vacation."

Funny, the first sentence states something like "crazy talk of gas at $4 per gallon." Not so crazy these days, especially when there's now talk of $5 a gallon and I think we'll see it soon. In my "Don't Let High Gas Prices..." article, I offer budget travel tips on:
  • Sightseeing
  • Dining
  • Utilizing resources
  • Sacrifices
Check out my other budget travel articles:

Frommer's 2008 Travel Bargains
Budget Travel Tips for Bird-Watchers to Sanibel, Florida
Six Secrets to Budget Travel in Italy
Cheap Souvenirs of Italy
Budget Travel in Philadelphia

[Photo: New Orleans, April 2008]