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Haunted Places in the 50 States

England's Tower of London is said to be one of the most famous haunted places in the world; not surprising given it's bloody history.  The Tower counts among it's prisoners Anne Boleyn, Henry the VIII's second wife, and Lady Jane Grey who was Queen of England for just over a week. Both ladies were subsequently executed on the Tower's grounds. England boasts many more haunted places from castles and churches to parks and cemeteries.  But haunted places aren't limited to England, or for ...

13 Ghost Tours in America

Image by Carmina Ahmed Halloween is around the corner and just about everyone is thinking ghost, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. Admit it or not most of us have thought about supernatural and paranormal things.  Many of us jump at the sound of creaking floors when we're alone late at night, I know I do! Whether you're a true believer or a skeptic we all want to be just a bit "spooked" during the Halloween season.  We visit haunted houses, watch scary movies, ...

America’s Most Haunted Hotels

My cousin recently told me that the only thing his 7 year old daughter wanted for her birthday was to stay at a haunted hotel.  Ever the indulgent father and avid fan of the paranormal,  he and his wife packed up and took their only child for a stay at the Jerome Grand Hotel. Reportedly a haunted hotel in Jerome, Arizona, a historic artist community that really plays up the "haunted town" theme as reflected in area businesses such as The Haunted Hamburger, Asylum Restaurant, and the Spirit ...

A Day In Tombstone, Arizona

Tombstone, Arizona, the name evokes visions of gunfights, saloons, Wyatt Earp, the Clantons, Doc Holliday, and ghosts. Everyone's heard of the infamous gunfight at the O.K. Corral and may have seen it depicted in the recent movie bearing the town's name.  But Tombstone is not just  a remnant of the Wild West.  It's a real town with real people who've lived there through out history and live there still.  This has earned Tombstone the epitaph "The Town Too Tough to Die." Ever since my ...

13 Kid Friendly Places to See in Houston

 It seems we find ourselves in Houston just about every year. Either to visit family or to catch a flight to Europe or the Middle East.  When we stop by we usually spend a day or two, it's a good place to rest between long flights. That's why I'm always looking for new places to see and things to do in Houston.  Recently I found many interesting places to see in Houston. I doubt we'll have time to do them all, but we'll certainly try to do some special Halloween activities, maybe even ...

6 Great Road Trip Games and Activities for Kids – Free Printable

Many folks are going to find themselves on the road this Summer.  It's that time of year when many pack up the kids and make that long trip to Grandma's house or to the seashore for the annual family vacation. In my earlier post I talked about ideas to keep your car neat and organized during the trip.  Once you've done that it's time to think of activities to keep the kids, and adults, busy and entertained during the long hours on the road.  We all try to spare ourselves hours of having to ...

Road Trip: Keeping it Neat

Summer will find many families on the road heading to grandma's house or the seashore for the annual family vacation. Where ever you're headed you're probably  already dreading those long hours on that road trip  in a van full of kids asking the inevitable question "Are we there yet?" I'm sure you're busy looking for activities to keep the kids busy during the long drive and planning snacks and meals for the road.  But before you start packing take a minute to get the car or van organized ...

Why Stay at a Disney Resort Hotel?

Sooner or later everyone ends up at a Disney Resort, with or without kids in tow.  It’s the happiest place on earth!  I’ve been going to Disneyland in California since I was 7 years old, and was at Disney World in Orlando, Florida the first month they opened their gates.  We’ve taken our kids numerous times to both resorts, and now take the grandkids too.  We’ve seen many changes, specially the last few years, both resorts have gotten so much bigger much more expensive. W...

America’s Most Interesting Roadside Attractions

Summer's almost here and that means Road Trip! Wherever you're headed this year don't forget to include a stop at some of America's Roadside Attractions.  Some are really pretty cool! When my kids were young we spent countless hours on the road on one of my husband's annual coast to coast road trips.  I don't remember how many times we packed the kids up as soon as school let out, flew to the East Coast, rented a mini-van, and spent the month of June driving America's highways and byways ...

Best Theme Parks in the US

I love Theme Parks!  When my kids were young we'd pack up a van and do a yearly family road trip from coast to coast.  It took us a month but it was a great way to see our beautiful country.  Along our route we made sure to stop at a theme park or two, it made the trip more fun for the kids. My husband would refuse to ride the roller coasters, insisting someone had to watch our stuff and take our pictures.  I ended up on all the roller coasters with the kids.  I have to admit I rode them ...