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"Although I live in one of the world's most scenic destinations (Bodega Bay, California), and we have stayed in many idyllic Wyndham locations, my family and I rate the WorldMark New Orleans – Avenue Plaza as our favorite over all! For example, on our first trip, our plane landed at midnight, and we took a ten dollar taxi ride to our resort. The staff was all on deck and alert for us: charming and happy to accommodate our wheel chairs, 2 older ladies, and massive luggage.

Three of us were back in a taxi within a half hour, on our way to the late show at One Eyed Jacks in the French Quarter, where we had backstage passes for the band Dragon Smoke. When we returned to our resort, the concierge, doorman, and innkeeper were all still bright-eyed and helpful at 3am! Right next door is the famous all night club Igor's, serving fabulous grill food all night long! It's New Orleans! There aren't enough hours in the day to get all the music played and all the gumbo cooked! The patio is beautiful, and the pool and spa are quiet and private.

On Tuesday, one of the staff put on an authentic Crawfish Boil with corn and garlic and everything, right in the patio of the hotel. My son in law got his first taste of real Louisiana that day! The resort is right on South Carrolton Avenue, with the famous NOLA trolley cars going every few minutes down the tree lined streets. There is a fragrance of jasmine blooming year round, I think, and there is not another American City with the romantic aura of New Orleans. I can just walk for hours, looking at the unique architecture, dawdling in historic perfume shops, art galleries, tearooms. Walking down Frenchman Street listening to the buskers (street musicians), eating oysters, drinking giant fresh fruit and rum daiquiris made with ice cream--like big fruity milkshakes they give you in a to-go cup—this is my perfect travel trip—urban, eclectic and delicious. Hiking is not on my agenda any more, but strolling? And strolling on streets that haven't changed in a hundred years? Heaven."

Note: this essay was edited for length.

Rose Halady
Bodega Bay, California

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