Visit New Orleans, Louisiana | Hometown Series with Addison

Updated: Aug 27, 2020

A Local’s Guide to the City of New Orleans

When you think of New Orleans, what comes to mind? Bourbon Street with wild parties and drinking in the streets? Or colorful Mardi Gras with the floats and bead throwing? Or perhaps the delicious cajun flare and gumbo?

New Orleans, sometimes abbreviated as NOLA, has so much more to offer than just those few icons. Local, Addison Howenstine, is going to give us the rundown and share why NOLA should be on your bucket list! Addison went to Duke with my sister and graduated with her in 2018.

Meet Addison

Age 23

Of New Orleans


“I was born in New Orleans and lived there until I left for college in 2014. Since graduating a year ago, I've been living and working in Seattle, and though I'm uncertain whether I'll eventually move back, I'll always call New Orleans home.

Outside of work I spend most of my time rock climbing, skiing, and mountaineering—three hobbies that would never have been possible in New Orleans but feel as integral to who I am as the gumbo, jazz, and culture that raised me.”