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guide to dining alone

When you travel (and especially travelling alone) it’s really easy to fall into the trap of eating in familiar places and not venturing out to find some local cuisine!

guide to dining alone

Eating alone in a restaurant is definitely a weird experience at first. It can be uncomfortable to see people with their friends + family and you are…alone. Don’t let that tempt you to get fast food and eat in your hotel room. You must explore + experience the local food!

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New Orleans

I am lucky enough to been able travel frequently for work but its usually to the same general places. I recently attended a conference in New Orleans, my first time there, and my first time to really explore a city alone. I know understand why people travel alone…because its awesome.

Jackson Square, New Orleans

Here are some of my recommendations from my brief stay.

Hotel: I stayed at the Courtyard Marriott and it was so convenient. I definitely recommend staying there, its just a few blocks away from the French Quarter, quiet and clean! The only weird thing is that my room had no windows to the outdoors, only out into the interior of the hotel.

Food: I found Chartres House on Yelp a couple of weeks before I arrived. It’s located right off Jackson Square on Chartres. You can see more about Chartres House here. My table looked right out onto the street, hence the scary van in the picture. The food was amazing and I only wish I had more people with me to split and try more things. I think that’s the worst thing about traveling alone!

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