We are in the early stages of planning our honeymoon, a road trip to New Orleans. We live west of Indianapolis and after looking on a map, it seemed to make sense to add Memphis on the way down and Nashville on the way back. I initially had St. Louis then Memphis to New Orleans, but I think that's a little too far out of the way (unless someone can convince me, lol).
So, I suppose before I ask for advice and suggestions, I should give you a little background. The wedding is still at least a year (maybe two) away. This will be our first trip together. We chose New Orleans because of the culture. She loves museums and art. And I like food (I'm a guy; enough said). We both are slightly interested in paranormal/supernatural phenomenon too. Not saying I believe, but it's fun. Like Halloween.
We haven't planned how long yet. I'm hoping at least a week, but two weeks if I can swing it (might as well, right?). We have no budget yet, but I'd like to hear what you guys think about that. We've got time to save. I would just like to have a goal in mind.
So, other than how long of trip and how much should we save, any suggestions of where to go, stay, and/or see? I really appreciate any advice. Travel books or guides are nice, but I like to hear the personal stories from the people that were there. I think we'd like to do some "touristy" stuff, but we be totally willing to go "off the beaten path" a little.