Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 2016

I’m a little late to the table with this haunted attraction review, but I have a really good excuse. This was a last minute, spur-of-the-moment trip to Orlando. The tween had a ½ day of school on Friday, and then no school on Monday or Tuesday (thank you Election Day, end of the semester, and […]

Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2015: ‘Twas That Night ice show

  Note: This article was originally published at Examiner.com in December 2015. If you haven’t yet made plans for Christmas light viewing, weekend getaways or day trips, be sure to put Busch Gardens at the top of your holiday travel itinerary. The Williamsburg park just opened for its annual Christmas Town event. Eight million lights, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Travels with Saint Christopher and a Discount from Get Back Supply Co.

I received a Saint Christopher “coin” as a Secret Santa gift several years ago. At the time, I hadn’t heard of Saint Christopher and his penchant for the protection of travelers, adventurers, and other roamers. I don’t even remember who gave it to me, but, considering my love of travel, it was the perfect gift. […]

Schnitzel, Schnaps, and lots and lots of Bier: Oktoberfest Bier Fest at Busch Gardens

One of my travel dreams is to explore the castles, towns, and traditions of Germany and Austria and to attend Oktoberfest in Munich. Well, Munich and Austria are not happening in my very near future, so I jumped at the chance to live out a bit of my Bavarian background (my maiden name is Eisentrout […]

Savasana in the Sand: Beach Yoga with Farmdog Surf School

On our last trip to the Outer Banks, we rented a surfboard from Farmdog Surf School. As I was browsing the list of rental items and classes, I discovered that they offer a beach yoga class. Now, I love the beach and I love yoga, so the opportunity to combine the two made perfect sense. […]

Sun Protection: Blue Lizard Sunscreen Review

I recently received my very first VoxBox from Influenster. I don’t often get pretty purple boxes full of complimentary products in the mail, so let’s just say I was a bit excited. There may or may not have been dancing involved. Here is a quick little pic (of the VoxBox, not the dancing) … If […]

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