New Orleans and Beyond

New OrleansIn four days I will be boarding a plane for my first ever trip to the wonderful city of New Orleans! I’ll be meeting two of my City Year friends (one from Columbia, SC and the other from New Orleans, LA) and better yet, it’ll be during the weekend of the Blues & BBQ Festival!

Traveling is one of those things that I really enjoy but haven’t had a chance to do very often. I’ve never been outside of the US except for Canada and South Korea. I was really close to Mexico once (San Diego) but never crossed the border.

Seoul - South KoreaI may actually travel to South Korea again this spring to see my dad and to (hopefully) visit my grandfather who has cancer. My mom just got back from a trip this past week and says he’s not doing well. I never really knew him very well but I feel sad for my mom since she’s the oldest daughter and the only child from his first marriage (his wife, my mom’s birth mother was killed during the Korean War).

During my potential trip to Korea I may try to also visit my friends in Indonesia and India. They’re both on my Forty x 40 list. In the past all my vacation funds were spend on going back home to NYC or to small jaunts to Los Angeles, San Fran, San Diego and Hawaii. I hope to save some serious coin this fall/winter to make my international spring trip a reality.

If you can travel someplace you’ve never been – where would that be? And why there?


About franknam

Just a boy in a world trying to do good, teach others, laugh, and eat tasty food. I dig snowboarding, the PacNW, all things NYC, ultimate frisbee, and anything well-made.
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One Response to New Orleans and Beyond

  1. Sizzle says:

    I like how you refer to going to Hawaii as a “small jaunt”.

    Jealous of your New Orleans trip! Have the best time ever.

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