Emory is situated in the perfect location to explore the southeastern coast. Ever wanted to go to Savannah, GA to view the historic buildings? What about Athens for trendy shops and galleries (or to visit UGA?)? Want to drive a few hours to Nashville, TN for amazing music or Chattanooga for Civil War history? Ever thought of visiting Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham or Chapel Hill, NC to visit friends at different schools, or Charleston, SC for its picturesque architecture? What about celebrating Mardi Gras down in New Orleans? Yes? From Emory, all of that is possible! The furthest of those destinations (New Orleans) is only 7 hours away and a safe and easy drive on a straight highway (and you get to drive through Alabama and Mississippi to see even more of America!). Didn’t think of traveling the southeast? Now you can get excited by all of these opportunities available to you outside of Emory (Emory offers more than enough, but for those who like adventure, it is the perfect place to get away for a weekend and explore!).
I spent this past weekend at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, LA with lots of Emory students! We did lots of sightseeing around the French Quarter (we ate delicious beignets from Cafe du Monde, went to a french market to try alligator sausage and buy fun masks, saw lots of parades, and of course ventured to Bourbon Street – what a spectacle!). We also went to Tulane to visit friends! It was an amazing weekend and it was so easy to get there. It’s nice having such an opportunity right at your fingertips and to take part in a global tradition!