With Mardi Gras approaching, it's worth exploring a few of the similarities between San Francisco and New Orleans. Both cities are defined by the water that surrounds them, both suffer the occasional real estate reset from natural disasters (our prices drop after major earthquakes, theirs after floods), and both cities enjoy a long tradition of public celebration and weirdness. And while San Francisco might not have many elaborately-built Indian costumes or secret societies making floats, we can still have a good time on... More >>>