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 […]

Busch Gardens Bier Fest 2017: More Virginia Brews than ever Before

Raise a glass to toast the autumn season with a variety of craft beers from around the world at Busch Gardens Bier Fest 2017. More than 200 years of Oktoberfest traditions come to life at this third annual event. Along with all of the global selections, more than twice as many Virginia breweries have been […]

Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival 2017: India, the Mediterranean, and Chef Presentations

Between roller coasters, musical shows and animal encounters, there’s always something fun and exciting going on at Busch Gardens. And right now, one of my favorite events is taking place. The 2017 Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival takes place now through July 2 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Park guests can sample and enjoy […]

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. […]

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