Great American Road Trip: NYC2NOLA 2011

Posted on 21. Aug, 2011 by in NYC2NOLA Road Trip 2011, USA

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New York to New Orleans

It’s a giant week for us GlobetrotterGirls, and we want to share it with all of you! First off, there’s nothing we love more than a good summer road trip and this week we are kicking off our Great American Road Trip: NYC2NOLA 2011! Right now we are in New York City, and we will be road-tripping through Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Richmond, VA and Colonial Williamsburg, followed by stops in North and South Carolina, Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia and finally ending up in New Orleans by mid-September 2011.

We are ready to soak up local culture, learn about local traditions and fill our bellies with as much local grub as possible! We’ll stop at those crazy roadside attractions (we’ve heard rumors of a Lost Luggage Museum?!) and take the back roads as often as possible.

At the same time, we are going to be witnessing some pretty major national events. In Washington, DC we will be present during the week that the brand new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is officially revealed. Just a week later, we will spend Labor Day in Savannah, Georgia and our NYC2NOLA road trip will officially end on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in New Orleans – one of America’s most exciting cities, still coming to terms with its own tragic fate.

We want YOU to follow along with our journey – Every day we will be posting at least three pictures from wherever we are that day – food, city shots, or bizarre things that catch our eye on the road. You can also ‘like’ us over on our GlobetrotterGirls Fan Page for our Facebook Photo of the Day, and follow us on Twitter @travelworklive and #NYC2NOLA (or #roadtrip) and although we did get quite a few suggestions for places to stop at from Caz & Craig of yTravelBlog who shared their East Coast Road Tripping Highlights with us, we would love tips on what to see and what veggie-friendly foods to eat on our stops, too!!

The Art of Couples Travel eBook launch

Second, we’re very excited to reveal that this Monday sees the launch of the Art of Couples Travel, a brand new eBook by Craig and Linda of Indie Travel Podcast…and us! We’ve contributed a section to this excellent inside look at what it is like to pack it all up and head out on the road to travel long-term with your partner. Our section covers what it is like for LGBT couples on the road– the good, the bad and the ugly! We earn a commission on each book purchased through our site, so if you’d like to pickup a copy, check our the Art of Couples Travel here!)

NYC2NOLA Photos of the Day – New York City

Here we are, on the Top of the Rock, looking out over Central Park.We loved this experience, and found it much cooler than the traditional trip up the Empire State Building, plus you can see the Empire State from up there.

A Great American Cow on the streets of Greenwich Village at night…not exactly what we expected to see while exploring last night!

In Coney Island, we came across a fine American tradition today: The Hot Dog Eating Contest held by Nathan’s…what you might not be able to see is that in 1998, the record was 16 hot dogs to win, whereas in recent years this number has gone up to 68. Not sure if we were impressed or grossed out by that information, but it was fun to see the Coney Island fast food institution!

And last but not least, we loved this sculpture we spotted today on the street in Brooklyn…

We’d like to say a special thanks to nycgo.com for two CityPasses to see so much of the city so smoothly and easily, and to Hotel Elysee, Hotel Giraffe and the Library Hotel for making our nights in New York so comfortable so far!

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8 Responses to “Great American Road Trip: NYC2NOLA 2011”

  1. Julia

    22. Aug, 2011

    SO jealous of your road trip, girls! You’re going to have such a great time. An all-American road trip is something I’m definitely going to do at some point :)
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    • Dani

      22. Aug, 2011

      Julia, an American road trip is a great adventure indeed! We were lucky enough to road trip through the South West last summer, and we can’t wait to get to know the East Coast and the South now. Thanks for following along :)

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  2. Rodney

    22. Aug, 2011

    Will definitely be following!! I’m currently planning a similar trip and should be flying in late March!
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    • Dani

      22. Aug, 2011

      Thanks Rodney, that’s awesome! Maybe we can give you some ideas of where to stop.

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  3. Jaime

    22. Aug, 2011

    Oh I am jealous and I know I shouldnt be cus hello i am in Europe… but road tripping through the US is something I love to do and to do an EPIC one is a dream of mine!!!

    P.S. LOVE LOVE LOVE THE LAST PIC!
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    • Dani

      22. Aug, 2011

      We so wish you’d join us on our road trip – we would have so much fun!! Maybe we can plan one together some time in the future? Would be EPIC for sure ;-)

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  4. Traci

    29. Aug, 2011

    Looking forward to living vicariously through your trip! I love that you’re game for quirky roadside attractions. The world’s largest apple is in Winchester, VA, so you might be able to swing by there! Not far from Philly is the snack food corridor with factory tours of companies like Herr’s and UTZ!
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    • Dani

      01. Sep, 2011

      Thanks Traci! We missed out on the world’s largest apple (which would’ve been really cool!!) because we had to change our route due to the hurricane. If you know any roadside attractions in Georgia, Alabama or Louisiana, please let us know :)

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