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7 Affordable Ways to Explore New Orleans

A visit to New Orleans when it's not Mardi Gras or the Jazz Festival won't limit your opportunities to hear stellar big band and jazz. These days, brass enthusiasts bypass the French Quarter and head to the bars along Frenchman Street, where some of the city's best bands compete for the most coveted time slots. Start with a bottle of Abita beer and sophisticated jazz at the Spotted Cat Music Club.
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New Orleans: 10 Years After Katrina

Since I had lived through Calgary's flood, I was curious to see, or rather compare, how the two cities endured their respective misfortunes. Therein lied my assumption error in thinking that the two cities could be compared in terms of the devastation caused and the revitalization process thereafter.

Two Idle Weeks Before the Super Bowl Are Too Many

To football fanatics, the two-week time lag between Conference Championship Sunday and Super Bowl Sunday is more than a little dry spell sans their pigskin pastime, it's a veritable desert in the oasis of National Football League action and entertainment.
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Five Must-See Cemeteries

Cemeteries as tourist attractions? In some cases, yes, and not for morbid fascination either. You'll find unique links to history, unusual resting places for prominent people and, of course, more than a few entertaining ghost stories. In honour of Halloween, here are the five cemeteries I've visited in the past two years that rank as attractions by themselves.
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Recovering From Katrina

On my recent visit to New Orleans, I looked forward to seeing how well the city has recovered from the devastating impact that Hurricane Katrina had on the city. Based on what the various tour guides...