Solo Travel Guide to New Orleans

Solo Travel to New Orleans

Have you ever wanted to travel to New Orleans by yourself? If so, today’s episode is for you!

Join Mark and his guest, Lorrie Shaw, as they discuss the ins and outs of exploring New Orleans on your own.

The two cover all you need to know, including….

  • How to select the best time of year to visit
  • Three locations to consider when choosing a hotel
  • Places to eat as a solo traveler
  • Great ideas for what to see and do

Along the way, you’ll find plenty of insider tips to make the most of your New Orleans experience.

All this and more in this episode of Beyond Bourbon Street!

List of Places Mentioned on Today’s Episode

Coming soon… took all my energy to get this episode finished on August 29, 2017 – the 12th anniversary of Katrina. I promise I’ll replace this statement with a list of places to visit and links as soon as I can. – Mark

Thank You!

A special thanks to Lorrie Shaw for being our guest on today’s episode. You can connect with Lorrie by email.

We also want to thank podcast listener Mitchel Leadbeater for suggesting today’s topic.

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  1. Such a fun episode. I had meant to mention a couple of things…

    When traveling to any city, pick an establishment beforehand close to your lodging to go have an appetizer and beverage of choice upon your arrival. Get settled into your room, freshen up a bit and head out to enjoy a little decompression time after your flight (or drive) in and just breathe. It’s a nice way to get your bearings, shake off any travel tension and get a trip started off on the right foot.

    The Cabildo has incredible artwork throughout and a vast array of historical exhibitry that isn’t limited to New Orleans, but Louisiana as a whole including Civil and Revolutionary War history and as importantly, slavery.

    The Old US Mint exhibitry might seem dull but it’s actually really interesting. There’s a lot of women’s history and automation tucked in there.

    Bring a couple of phone battery chargers along during your outings; I like the kind that are pocket-sized, flat and can fit in a wallet and have a built-in cord for ease of charging. I use my camera function constantly as well as the rideshare, TripAdvisor (to organize my activities and ‘must-sees’) and NORTA apps to check streetcar schedules and to use my Jazzy Pass (which you can pay for right from the app).

  2. I would like to get a list, if possible, of the places that you all mentioned to hear live music. Thanks!

  3. Thanks! I will put together a list and post it when I can. Will also send it to you by email. – Mark

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