Tag Archives: Halloween

Halloween Horror Nights: A Hauntingly Good Time

As daytime segued into evening, the personality of Universal Studios Florida segued from fun and frivolity into apprehension and anxiety. I was in Orlando to attend the 25th anniversary edition of Halloween Horror Night, Was I absolutely crazy for putting myself through an evening of terror? Halloween Horror Night started in 1991 with one haunted […]

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7 Spooky Spots for a Haunted Halloween in London

Highgate Cemetery London

The spooky, eerie, and downright creepy, take center stage in October as interest in the paranormal peaks for Halloween-time.  If visitors are not too nervous to leave their London hotels, it’s a good time to explore the spookier side of London.  Here are seven haunted sites in London to get you started: Tower of London […]

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Mexico’s Alternative to Halloween – Dia de Muertos

I’m not a big fan of Halloween.  It’s not for any particular religious or cultural reason, I just don’t like dressing up in costumes and begging for candy.  OK, as adults that’s not exactly how we celebrate Halloween, but I don’t particularly care for the adult version of the holiday either. But, this is a […]

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Hauntings at Boston University

Haunting stories come out during Halloween time, and some interesting ones come from college campuses.  Whether they’re reports of true paranormal activity, or merely urban legends, I’ll let you decide. Boston University students, both former and current, have had their share of haunting habitats, with two sites rumored to be sources of paranormal activity.  Of […]

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Halloween in Mexico: Dia de la Muerta (Day of the Dead)

If you’re in Mexico for Halloween, anywhere in Mexico, you’ll be able to find a Day of The Dead celebration.  It is celebrated throughout the country, with variations from state to state, but all observances are rich with tradition and culture. Day of the Dead is an extended holiday, covering October 31st (Young Souls Day), November […]

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Spend Halloween in Prison: "Terror Behind the Walls"

It’s been fun discovering and researching all the events going on during the Halloween season.  Some are just plain fun, while others are scary, unique, or just plain odd. Here’s one from Philadelphia: Does the thought of going to prison terrify you?  I know it does me, and I’ve actually spent time teaching adult education […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

It seems like everyone thinks about romance in February, but once Valentine’s Day passes, it romance gets short shrift. One […]

You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]