During my week-long visit to New Orleans, I learned quite a few things. Some are hilarious, others are more applicable to my life. Nonetheless, here they are:
- Bourbon Street is chaos. Enough said.
- Most drinks come in styrofoam containers. You name it, it is probably served in a huge styrofoam cup with a straw.
- Embassy Suites is a really, really great hotel chain. I highly recommend.
- Smoothie King needs to be opened closer to home. Seriously.
- Keep in touch with your parents. If you think you’ve spoken to them enough, call them again.
- Escalators are everywhere.
- You have to be 21 to purchase Powerball tickets in Louisiana.
- Meteorology is such a cool field to work in. I’m fairly certain I’m in the right place.
- Don’t be afraid to network with professionals. Even if you mess up, you’ll learn how you can improve for next time.
- The new people that you meet will either make or break your trip.
- Laugh. A lot. All the time. Never stop laughing.
- Take advantage of free trips and new opportunities.
- Take more pictures and videos. You’ll smile when you are looking back on them months later (or just the morning after).
- Clean up your messy hotel room. Don’t be a slob.