Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2018: New Haunted House and Terror-tory Reveals

New haunted houses, escape rooms and Terror-torys are being announced for the 20th anniversary season of Howl-O-Scream. Each month, on the 20th, Busch Gardens will announce new frights in store for its victims … er … guests. Park-goers can expect to see past characters as the park ushers in an Era of Terror. June 2018 […]

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival 2018: What’s New?

It’s time for Busch Gardens annual Food & Wine Festival, and foodie fans (and thrill seekers) are rejoicing. This is, bar none, one of my favorite park events. After Halloween, of course. The 2018 edition of the Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival is going on now through July 1 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Themed food […]

Battle for Eire: New Virtual Reality Experience now open at Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s new virtual reality ride, Battle for Eire – Action VR Ride, is now open. This revolutionary new experience features an Irish fairy warrior named Addie who leads riders on a spectacular adventure through her homeland in Ireland. This new Irish-themed attraction takes the place of Europe in the Air in the Ireland […]

TravelNevada Launches new Extraterrestrial Highway Road Trip Itinerary

I normally gravitate to islands and water-related destinations. But this spring, I’ll be heading out west to Nevada … Las Vegas, to be exact (more sandstone than sandy beach, if you will)l. In addition to the glitz and glamour of the strip, I’m planning a couple of desert day trips … Valley of Fire, Red […]

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Launches new Annual Pass/Membership Program

Busch Gardens, along with partner park, Water Country USA, has just launched brand new Membership Plans that provide a new level of access to the parks. With a set-up that appears to be designed to eventually replace (there is no official word on that) the existing season pass program, the new Membership Plan allows guests […]

Waterpark Recap: Top Five Faves at Universal’s Volcano Bay

  We’ve all grown accustomed to the castles, towers, and colossal coasters dotting the greater Orlando skyline. A new icon has come to town, in the form of an impressive ancient  volcano, and it’s bursting with family fun, relaxation, and Polynesian panache. This is one volcano where you can get up close and personal without […]

Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2017: Expanded Santa’s Workshop, New Show and Sweet Treat Selections

Holiday traditions, twinkling lights and family fun are right around the corner. Or, at the very least, just over the hill and through the woods. You’ll want to bring Grandma and the whole family to this festive event. Busch Gardens is turning on the lights to its annual Christmas Town celebration, which starts on November […]

Black Friday 2017: ‘Blue Friday’ and Cyber Monday at SeaWorld Orlando

Black Friday, that perennial day of deals and shopping right after Thanksgiving, has become known as Blue Friday at SeaWorld Parks. This year, the deals start on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017. And you don’t even have to leave your house. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 23 (Thanksgiving Day), the park will be […]

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2017: FrostBite and Axe Alley carve up the competition

Busch Gardens has opened the gates on Howl-O-Scream 2017 to fanfare, ice and axes and stiff competition. The Williamsburg park has unveiled a completely new haunted house/maze, a new terror-tory and a new Escape Room theme to go along with past favorites. FrostBite Dragons, knights in armor and lots and lots of ice have consumed […]

Help for Hurricane Irma: What you can do

  From Tortola to Tampa, the Caribbean and Florida hold special places in my heart – the people, the music, the landscape and island life in general. I’ve walked along Cane Garden Bay, eaten at Quito Rymer’s Beach Bar, swam to shore from a catamaran at the Soggy Dollar Bar and explored the Keys from […]

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