While many people are headed to faraway destinations this time of year, others are staying domestic. Why? Because just a little south, and right around the corner is New Orleans, home of the infamous Mardi Gras. March 4, 2014 will be the day to experience Mardi Gras in an absurd way. It’s something most people want to experience once in their life, especially if they are in their 20’s or 30’s. So how can you make Mardi Gras an event to remember? Finding a suitable companion on MissTravel.com is a great place to start.
If you want to head to an event renowned for wild parades, topless females, plus beads, beads, and more beads, seeking some who to “just relax on the beach” or sightsee the whole time may not be the best addition. Seek a free-spirit or even someone who experienced Mardi Gras before. After all, you want to travel with someone who is ok with breaking the rules, won’t take too many inappropriate photos, and will have your back just in case things get out of control.
It does not always have to be about romance. Some trips call for the bravado-heightening presence of the same sex. In fact, many people like to travel with same sex companions since this makes them feel safer.
If you are a female heading to Mardi Gras, it is much wiser to consider a female travel companion. You will be consuming large amounts of alcohol, and this may not be the fitting location for a first date experience.
Get to know the person you are traveling with before the madness begins. Since Mardi Gras has its controversial moments, make sure they can be trusted. First and foremost, make sure your travel companion is background verified. This is not the place to pursue with an untrustworthy counterpart.
Secondly, discuss expectations before meeting in person. Some partiers want to stay out all day and night, while others may only want to attend the festivities for only a few hours. This is the ideal way to eliminate being labeled as the “Debbie Downer” from the equation since both travelers have similar assumptions.
MissTravel wants to wish everyone a safe, fun and memorable Mardi Gras in 2014! If the girls are not ready to go to New Orleans all is not lost, you can still convince other people to make the trek with you.
Are still looking for a Mardi Gras travel companion? It’s not too late to find one.