The Big Easy Swept Me Off My Feet
This Vibrant City Is Not Stuck in the Past
On October 24, I had the opportunity to travel for the first time to New Orleans, “the Big Easy,” to attend The New Orleans Investment Conference, the oldest and most respected investment event in the world.
However, I must confess that since it was my first time traveling without my family, I was freaking out about the logistics of getting an Uber and finding my hotel. But it wasn’t bad at all. Coincidentally my boss and friend, Fergus Hodgson, was on the same flight as me.
I walked from my hotel to the conference location, and I felt very safe. I enjoyed the walk through the Warehouse District neighborhood and experiencing the city largely on foot.
Fergus had already lived in New Orleans for a year, so he was a great guide around the city.
Something that surprised me about New Orleans was the French Quarter. It offers two different scenarios: one during daytime, and another at night.
During the day, I had the opportunity to contemplate the beautiful and antique French-style architecture in all its splendor. I also tried incredible tasty food. In the evening, I could hear music coming from every corner: jazz, rock, pop, and Latin music, even.
I was pleasantly surprised by how the oldest sector of the city could be so vibrant and modern too. I fully understood why it’s considered a National Historic Landmark and an important tourist destination.
As for the content of the conference, there were thousands of investors that attended the event because it’s the single best place to learn how to protect and build your wealth during uncertain markets.
An evening after the conference, we were honored with Brien Lundin’s invitation to have dinner at Drago’s Seafood Restaurant. He is the event CEO. There I tried the delicious Charbroiled Oysters and a Maine Lobster. I fell in love with the food of that place.
I loved New Orleans! And it was that kind of experience: once it makes its way into your heart, it stays there forever. In fact, while I’m writing this piece, the only thing I can think of is that I cannot wait to go back to that fantastic city.
Maybe my next time could be for Mardi Gras…