I love Louisiana, and New Orleans has such personality! I'm so thankful that my work takes me to such wonderful places. Cafe DuMonde, famous for their beignets and coffee, was a favorite, as well as a horse and buggy ghost tour of the city, and Preservation Hall in the French Quarter, where we got to hear the "old timers" playing their signature New Orleans jazz.
Oh, Vegas... such a sinful town but SO fun!! I've been here twice, both times with BYU's Marching Band for the Vegas Bowl (2006 and 2007). Seriously, EVERYONE should see the Bellagio Fountains in person at least once in their life. Any pictures and/or videos you've seen does NOT do them justice.