Another one of my enjoyable professional conferences, this time in New Orleans, Louisiana (NOLA) a week before St. Patty’s Day. Just guess how much more fun that was compared to usual. Actually, it is pretty fun usually. Besides your Bourbon Street, a 24-hour bar scene, the city itself is small enough to walk across. NOLA is known for different foods such as the Beignet, fried dough with powdered sugar, Po-Boy, a sandwich with salted meat, Jambalaya, a rice dish with seafood, meat, vegetables, etc, and more, all of which contain enough fat and salt in the meals for several days. Find the original Cafe du Monde in the French Quarters, where the French stayed in colonial times. Walk around between the streets where the homes, which are designed right next to each other with patios on the upper floors to view the streets, stand. A few years after Hurricane Katrina, this city has surprisingly recovered and seems as if no major disaster has occurred. Ride the trolley downtown or walk around. Most of the tourist attractions can be done in a day, or two at most. Free historical walking tours are located just around the corner. However for those who enjoy a good nightlife and unhealthy food, this city is the place to party it up. Do not forget to enjoy a large Daiquiri or Hurricane at Pat O’Brien’s. Buy a souvenir beer cup as large as your leg with your drink. As you can see, this city is one to enjoy with good company as opposed to other cities which can be enjoyed by yourself. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans has the pleasure of providing great seafood at affordable prices.