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Sandra Bullock House in New Orleans Garden District

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…

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

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…

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