Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Thanks to everyone who helped me shape my long weekend getaway using 150,000 American Express points! I’m thrilled that the trip is going to take me to New Orleans – a city that I used to visit yearly but haven’t been back in probably 15 years. It’s time, isn’t it?
Once I arrive, I’ll be staying at the Old Castillo Bed and Breakfast, near Lafayette. I love the idea of staying outside of New Orleans and also supporting the locals by visiting a B&B.
Finally, there were some incredible suggestions for where to eat in New Orleans that make my stomach growl every time I read the list in the comments. I will have to do a serious fast before and after that trip!
I plan to travel after the new year, which is when my schedule will actually free up enough for me to get away!
So… if you left a comment to help me with the details of this trip, you were entered in a drawing to win a $100 gift card from American Express. My hard-working assistant Angela ran the names through Random Number Generator and the winner is Amber S. from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Yay for Amber!
Thanks to American Express for supplying me with the points to, literally, play with!
Masks: David Paul Ohmer
Vera Marie Badertscher says
So glad you took my advice!! And congratulations to Amber, who was similarly inclined to go to Loosiana.
Nancy Mueller says
Wait – you used your AmEx points for a weekend getaway to New Orleans? And all I got with mine was a vacuum cleaner!? Okay, so I didn’t have 150,000 points, I really needed a new vacuum cleaner, and it is a good one. Still . . .
Sloane Berrent says
Love this! Check out my New Orleans newsletter series from 2010, NOLAlicious (http://nolalicious.com/) for tips! Let me know how I can help!