That’s what the ticket said for my surprise trip with Sapporo and Pack Up + Go.
While I knew how to get around New Orleans, I was still excited to return to one of my favorite cities in the world. Sure, I’ve gone drinking on Bourbon Street, done Mardi Gras, and meandered through the Garden District. But what return trips do is let you go deeper and get beyond the surface. That's where the mystery lies. So often as travelers we pull up a sightseeing list from the web, ticking off "the ten best things to do on your first visit" as we walk around town. We rarely peel back the deeper layers of the onion and try to get to know a place on a local level.
I was getting a chance to return to a city I know and love while still getting to unearth more about it, to peel back those layers and dig underneath the surface. I got the chance to return to my favorite po boy place. To gorge on oysters and seafood. To meet some locals and rock out to jazz on Frenchman. There’s the world and then there’s New Orleans. This is a city where anything can happen, where the lazy humid days turn into a fast-paced blur of a night. You never know who you’ll meet and where you’ll go.
So, once I landed, I was determined to laisser les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll).
I only had 48 hours in town. But, in New Orleans, a lot can happen in two days.