About the Blog

It all started with a 25-page guide to New Orleans. After years of requests for the best things to do/see/eat/drink in the Crescent City, I finally decided to put my recommendations into a document and it has since been shared with countless people around the world. A few months later, I found myself planning an eight-person Icelandic excursion for friends. I really enjoyed putting everything together – from finding an incredible vacation home to mapping out our Golden Circle drive. Noticing my knack for traveling well, my friends and family encouraged me to explore travel writing as a hobby, so I enrolled in travel writing classes and the rest, as they say, is history.

At Geaux Places, I’ll share my tips, itineraries and reviews of the places I go and things I see. I also hope to connect to other seasoned travelers who can impart their wisdom, hints and inspiration for future travel plans. Let the good times roll!


About the Author

Ellen Carmichael
is a Washington, D.C.-based political operative who hails from Louisiana. She has served as the spokesperson for a presidential candidate and two Members of Congress. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys reading, exercising, re-learning French, and of course, traveling. She is a member of Alliance Française de Washington, as well as the Junior League of Washington. You can follow her on Twitter here.


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