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An Affordable Weekend Getaway to New Orleans • like Sara...but with a d
Earlier this month, I took a short girl’s trip to New Orleans! Four of us hopped on a quick flight from Charlotte to NOLA on a Thursday morning and big easy-ed our way through the weekend until our flight home on Sunday afternoon. It was a fantastic time, jam-packed with all the New Orleans’ sights, that was surprisingly affordable. The most expensive portion of the trip was the flight. We used American Airlines because one of us had some rewards to use up, and we found what we thought was a good price on the tickets. However, after our return, we heard about a smaller airline that flies out of the Concord airport called Allegiant Air that offers round-trip tickets for less than $100! Hmph. Next time we will definitely be checking them out first. We may have missed out on the cheapo airfare, but we definitely won with our choice of lodging! I found an adorable house on Airbnb that was perfect for our stay. It had two bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with a claw foot tub), two sitting rooms, a full kitchen, and a little backyard with a patio. The house was located just three blocks from the St …