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Seeing America

A one-stop guide to Marietta, Ga., the Gem City of the South

MARIETTA, Ga. — The Gem City of the South is steeped in history. Located about 20 miles north of Atlanta, the city is one of Metro Atlanta’s largest suburbs. Like so many other North Georgia cities, Marietta unwillingly played host to William T. Sherman during 1864. But that only helped to shape the city into what it is today. Places to see The Kennesaw House: The one-time cotton warehouse and former hotel is one of the

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Looking back at 2009’s travel highlights

Ten years ago, I was running crowd control at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Today, on the eve of 2010, I wanted to recap some of my 2009 travel highlights. Walt Disney World: The last time I was at Mickey Mouse’s Florida home, I was taking tickets at the front gate or driving a replica of a fire engine up and down Main Street U.S.A. – Sept. 11, 2001, was just days away.