The Little Trick-Or-Treater’s Guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Halloween decoration at the Magic Kingdom

Every year, thousands of families flock to Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. And while great fun can be had by all it’s important to keep in mind that getting your money’s worth does not necessarily mean having a good time. The basics: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is an annual […]

Southwest Halloween sale offering 31% off Halloween flights—ends tonight!


It’s hard to believe it’s Halloween season already, but it is, so believe it. Luckily, that also means Halloween-themed deals are here—like this one from Southwest. By using the promo code TREAT31 to book before midnight tonight (September 16), you can save 31% on flights on October 31/Halloween flights this year (that’s a Thursday). In addition to […]

Celebrate Dorothy’s Iconic Dress at the Stafford London

The Stafford London hotel

What young girl hasn’t dreamed of being Dorothy Gale from Kansas, swept away to the land of Oz? The original dress from the film that launched innumerable Halloween costumes, a blue gingham pinafore with white puff-sleeve blouse, was recently on display in the lobby of The Stafford London hotel, and while it’s no longer there, […]

Fall Specials at Georgia’s Reynolds Plantation

Ritz-Carlton Lodge at night2

Unique campfire inspired spa treatments. Leaves turning vibrant red, yellow and orange. Pumpkins and unlimited ice skating. That pretty much sums up fall at The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation on Lake Oconee, Georgia. Just 75 miles from Atlanta, Lake Oconee embodies tranquility with Georgia pines towering overhead. This luxury resort provides guests with everything they’d […]

Fourteen things to do in Haunted Colorado

Iconic Stanley Hotel

October is here and so is Halloween when some people believe the “spirits” are more accessible. I visited Colorado and found 14 things to do in Haunted Colorado: 1. Visit, and, if you are brave enough, stay in Onaledge Bed and Breakfast  in Manitou Springs, home of 26 hot springs and known as the hippy […]

Taking Kids to Jail: Eastern State Penitentiary

Main Entrance

- By Dan Lantz – As usual during the winter months, cabin fever gets the best of me, as well as my wife and three boys.  This was just the opportunity for getting out and visiting Eastern State Penitentiary, or as the locals call it “Fairmount Prison.” Its nickname came about because it’s located right […]