Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi provides access and discounted pricing for Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The 57th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the world’s largest in-water boat show, runs November 3-7, 2016. Whether you’re searching for a skiff, center console, sailboat or luxury motor yacht, this is the event to find it. If you are attending the boat show, you probably want to avoid as much traffic hassles as […]

Howl-O-Scream 2016: Circo Sinistro and No Escape come to Busch Gardens

Halloween is my most favorite time of year. I’m always a willing target participant for the next big scary attraction. I’ll be the one screaming my head off, but I’ll be there. I recently had the opportunity to check out the new haunted houses/mazes and other attractions at Howl-O-Scream 2016. I try not to be […]

MGM National Harbor: Complete list of restaurants and dining options

The Capital Region’s newest resort destination, MGM National Harbor, has announced an impressive list of dining options that include celebrity chef restaurants, a European-style pastry shop, sports bar and casual food marketplace. MGM National Harbor, located on the Potomac River, is scheduled to open December 8, 2016. MGM National Harbor’s Executive Chef Jason Johnston played […]

New rides, shows and attractions coming to SeaWorld Parks in 2017

The SeaWorld Parks family has all sorts of new and exciting attractions, shows and events coming up in 2017. New additions include new rides at three theme parks, a virtual reality experience and a new orca presentation. These additions will provide family thrills, unique learning experiences and a deeper understanding of SeaWorld’s commitment to conservation. […]

Busch Gardens announces first wooden coaster coming in 2017

Note: This article was first published at Examiner.com in February 2016. Busch Gardens has announced a new wooden roller coaster, which will make its appearance at the park in 2017. It will become the park’s eighth coaster as well as its first wooden coaster. It will also be the world’s first “crowdsourced” coaster. Busch Gardens […]

MGM National Harbor: Celebrity chefs bring new dining concepts to the Capital Region

A little bit of Vegas (okay, a big bit) is setting up residence in the Mid-Atlantic region. The glitz and glamour of MGM will soon be open at National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C. The MGM National Harbor is scheduled to open in late 2016 and will feature luxury amenities, a casino and […]

Halloween 2014: The Outer Banks’ Lost Colony presents PsychoPath

Note:  This article originally appeared in Examiner.com in October 2014. Cooler temperatures and crisp breezes make October a perfect time for an Outer Banks getaway. When you can combine the scenery and location with seasonal attractions such as haunted trails and scary fun, it’s all the better in my opinion. The remote location, mysterious disappearances […]

Richmond named on list of ‘Where to travel for food in 2016’ by National Geographic

Note: This article was originally published at Examiner.com in April 2016. National Geographic recently shared its picks of destinations to “travel to for food in 2016.” Among international and food-centric destinations such as Sydney, Australia; New Orleans, Louisiana; Sicily, Italy and Belfast, Ireland, our very own Richmond, Virginia made the list. According to the article, chefs […]

Discount for Florida residents at Discovery Cove

I’ve always suspected that residents of Florida had the good life … mild winters, sunshine, nearby beaches and world-class theme parks … and now I know it’s true. Residents of Florida now have the opportunity to receive savings on admission to Discovery Cove, Orlando’s most unique all-inclusive destination. Along with the special resident pricing, the […]

Ghost Ship Harbor: Extreme Halloween attraction aboard the USS Salem

Matt DiRoberto of Boston-based Immersive Productions has teamed up with Jason Egan, creator of Fright Dome Las Vegas, to create a completely new Halloween concept using an actual historically haunted venue. Fans of haunted mazes and frightening attractions will be able to scream, shriek and claw their way through the USS Salem, located in the […]

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