For non-natives …

Blogger Marcie Dickson discusses why she’s glad she grew up in New Jersey and defends her home state, and blogger Eve Kidd Crawford describes her Midwestern husband’s culture shock after his first visit to New Orleans.

If you didn’t grow up in New Orleans, do you wish you had? Do you think your hometown was more or less culturally rich and diverse than New Orleans? Did it prepare you for life here?

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