Busch Gardens 2017: What’s up for the Upcoming Season?

Exciting rides, fun events and action-packed adventure are on the agenda for the 2017 season at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, Williamsburg, Virginia. So, without further ado … What’s new at Busch Gardens in 2017? The first and foremost thing on everybody’s mind is, of course, the new ride. Vikings come to town as […]

Sail to Cuba with Royal Caribbean International and the Empress of the Seas

Royal Caribbean is fueling my desire to explore Cuba with its latest itinerary news (well, it’s been a month, but I’ve been a bit preoccupied with planning imaginary trips to post about it). So, here’s the scoop. After undergoing a $50 million revitalization, Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas will make history for the cruise […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guy Fieri to create new menu for Planet Hollywood Observatory: Opening fall 2016 at Disney Springs

Planet Hollywood has announced that restaurateur, television personality and Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri will introduce a burger and sandwich menu for the transformed Orlando, Florida flagship location, which is scheduled to reopen this fall as the Planet Hollywood Observatory (PHO) at Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney). As many probably know, Guy Fieri won […]

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival 2015: Asia and The French Quarter

The third annual Food and Wine Festival is well underway at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. The event runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 22 through June 28, 2015. Park guests can take in the shows, rides and family fun of the Most Beautiful Theme Park in the World while sampling flavors from around the world. […]

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival 2016: Hawaii and Virginia

The wildly popular Food & Wine Festival has returned to Busch Gardens for its fourth season. The event takes place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 27 through June 26, 2016. In addition to delicious food, desserts and beverages from around the world, park guests can enjoy live music, themed decorations and culinary demonstrations […]

Photo Essay: Florida Keys part 2 – Bridges, Boats, and Bars

Bridges, boats, and bars are perhaps my favorite parts of the Florida Keys. When you’re sitting on a little slice of land surrounded by the turquoise shades of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, you can’t help but become addicted to the water, boats, and bridges that go along with it. The bars […]

Eight Reasons to get your Busch Gardens/Water Country USA 2-Park Fun Card

It’s the perfect time of year to start thinking about spring and summer time plans and activities. I, for one, am already counting down the days until my favorite theme parks open for the season. For a limited time, guests can now purchase a Busch Gardens/Water Country USA 2-Park Fun Card for $77, which is […]

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