PHOTO: Sandra Bullock House in New Orleans Garden District

Sandra Bullock house in the Garden District of New Orleans

The Sandra Bullock house in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a gorgeous mansion with gingerbread architectural trim. It was pointed out to me during a walking tour of the famous Garden District, where scores of lavish houses sit behind high privacy fences and lush landscaping. Fortunately, Bullock’s mansion wasn’t entirely hidden, allowing participants on our Tauck … Read more

When is a Tour Not a Tour? When it’s a Tauck.

Private concert by Donald Harrison for Tauck Jazz Event

Most of my travel is done independently. I research the places I visit and make all my own arrangements for transportation, accommodations and sightseeing. Once in a while, however, I’m offered the opportunity to take a tour, where I travel with a group and stick to a set itinerary. I have always recognized the benefits … Read more