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I went to Mardi Gras in college. It was exactly what I expected: loud crowds, lots of flashing for beads, and more drunk people than I’d ever seen in my life. So naturally, I assumed that this was what Mardi Gras was all about, and I’ve stayed away as a result. On my recent trip to New Orleans, I got educated. If you’re like me, you might need a little light shed on the subject as well. Here’s everything¬†wrong about what you’re thinking about Mardi Gras. 1. Mardi Gras is for Drunk Young People On an Uber ride, our very…

I’m surprised that I’m an advocate of the tour bus, but after our first encounter in Marseille, I realized you can only learn so much about a city by walking around it on your own. So when I was offered complimentary tickets for the City Sightseeing New Orleans Hop On Hop Off Bus, I jumped at the chance. Look, man, I know you’re all about living like a local like me. So don’t stand up on the upper level, beads piled around your neck, and scream “I’m a tourist!” You’ll be fine. Here’s why you need to hop on (and…