I've been to Pisa, Italy as well. The great thing about Pisa is that it's only an hour train ride from Florence. And because Pisa is such a small town with very little to see (it's all right here), you can do it in a day or less. ;)
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.