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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Halloween Horror Nights 2016: ‘Krampus’ comes to Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando

Deep in the dead of winter, the stage is set for a centuries old tale of terror. The “half-goat, half-demon” horned creature known as Krampus has emerged to terrorize those lacking the spirit of the holidays. In scenes from the 2015 horror flick, guests will navigate the dysfunctional Engel family’s home where they’ll encounter the […]

ICE! at Gaylord Hotels: 2016 Events and Themes

While we’re all watching the heat of Rio de Janeiro and the Summer Olympics, the folks at Gaylord Hotels have ice on the brain. Three million pounds of it to be exact. Gaylord Hotels recently announced themes for Christmas and ICE! 2016, and it’s shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. If you’re […]

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2016: Step Right up to the Big Top

It’s the most wonderful time of year … for those who enjoy having the stuffing scared out of them. Teasers and trailers are starting to pop up with news about Halloween haunted houses, mazes and attractions for the upcoming season. Every year, theme parks and scare attractions around the country try to up their games […]

Christmas 2014: ICE! Extravaganza at Gaylord Opryland

Gaylord Opryland Resort’s 31st annual “A Country Christmas” is officially underway for the 2014 season. A festive ceremony ushered in the hotel’s two million sparkling lights for the Christmas season. With acres of decorations, dazzling shows and family-friendly activities, A Country Christmas has become a holiday destination for more than one million visitors. From the […]

Gaylord Hotels holds Christmas 2014 ICE! Extravaganza

There’s not much that will get this beach girl to willingly walk into a room full of ice with temperatures in the single digits. The one thing that will is when the location is a Gaylord hotel and the event is ICE! Plus, it gives me the chance to actually wear the cute, fur-trimmed boots […]

American Eagle Outfitters launches American Beagle for Holiday 2014

    What started as an April Fool’s Day joke is now a real thing. And a doggone cute one at that. Due to consumer response, American Eagle Outfitters has just launched American Beagle Outfitters, a limited-edition holiday apparel line for the best-dressed dog. Created as an April Fool’s Day joke to raise money and […]

Busch Gardens’ Christmas Town 2013: Blogger/Media Preview

From pine-scented pathways and colorful conifers to whimsical wreaths, sparkly garlands, and more than six million lights, it’s all in the details at the fifth annual Christmas Town event at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. An all-new decorating tour, animal encounters, joyful musical shows, and the park’s always delicious food and beverage choices enhance the thrills of […]

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