My Vacation: Off the Beaten Path in the Big Easy
As a fashion blogger, JoJami Tyler knows style. Along with friend Deborah Boland, she pens the Fabulous After 40 blog helping women find their individual style at midlife.
Tyler and her husband recently sold their home in Wilmington, Del., and are traveling the country in a 38-foot Monaco motor coach. "We've been having a blast going new places and being full nomads," she says.
Their adventure recently took them to New Orleans. Though they've visited the Big Easy several times before, during this trip they found some new things to do off the beaten track. Tyler shares this report.
Best moment (above): We hired a guide to take us kayaking in the Bayou St. John, which just happens to be smack dab in the middle of New Orleans. Who would have thought?
Best meal (top): Dante's Kitchen. It's sort of a neighborhood hot spot, and you can eat outside or inside.
Most fun (above): We ate breakfast twice at La Boulangerie. It's in a charming part of town on Magazine Street, near the garden district. This uptown area is known for its boutiques, vintage shops, unique gifts, linens, antiques and outdoor cafes.
Don't miss (above): Nearby was the outdoor sculpture gardens, which are part of the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). It's free to walk through the gardens and a definite must-see.
Best tip: While Bourbon Street might be fun to go to one night, make sure to wander out and take advantage of seeing some of the cultural jewels New Orleans has to offer. Ask the locals for advice. After I took a yoga class, I asked the person at the counter about their favorite things to do in the city.
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