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gettysburg

Why You Should Visit Gettysburg This Holiday Season


I know people often association Gettysburg with the Civil War and the great battles fought there. I have spent time exploring the battlegrounds, hunting for otherworldly spirits and strolling around town, but did you know Gettysburg has so much more to offer beyond the historic sites. Gettysburg is also known for farms, orchards, wineries, and shopping. On top of that,…

traveling in india

How to Save Money when Traveling in India


India is one of the world’s top travel destinations – and it also has a reputation as one of the least expensive options for international travel. Of course, it’s completely possible to spoil yourself and travel through India in complete luxury, or mix things up a bit by saving money on most things and enjoying a few lavish treats along…

Pasaquan

Visiting Pasaquan – The Civilization Of The Future


A sincere thank you to Charles Fowler, Pasaquan Caretaker, for the fantastic tour of Pasaquan and for sharing Eddie Owens Martin/St. EOM with me. This story wouldn’t be possible without his excellent storytelling skills.  As you know, I’m always on the hunt for the weird, wonderful and obscure when I travel. I think I found the holy grail of that trinity…

Maple adventures in Pennsylvania

Enjoy the Flavor of Maple At These Pennsylvania Farms & Festivals


I don’t know about you but I’m about over the whole pumpkin craze that shows up each fall. I mean, I know people love their pumpkin but does it really have to be in every. single. thing? Seriously, I’m done and ready to move onto something else. Step Aside Pumpkin There’s A New Flavor Trend: Maple Best known as the…

Springer Opera House

Springer Opera House – Where The Last Act Never Ends


disclaimer: I was a guest of Columbus CVB and this tour was part of my hosted stay. I heard tales about the Springer Opera House while I was in Columbus, GA. When people learn that I like investigating and writing about hauntings, the stories start to flow, which I love. There were stories of ghostly figures, unexplainable sounds, and objects…

White Water Rafting for Wimps; a True Tale

Urban Whitewater Rafting for Wimps; a True Tale


disclaimer: I was a guest of Columbus CVB and this adventure was part of my hosted stay. I’m a self-proclaimed wimp. I have no adrenaline junkie tendencies and prefer my feet to always be planted firmly on the ground with few exceptions. I don’t ride roller coasters, I don’t go zip-lining (I’ve tried it, quit halfway through), skiing, nope, skydiving,…

Strasburg Murals

Finding Contemporary Art In Unexpected Places: Strasburg, VA


You may consider driving right past Strasburg on your way through the Shenandoah Valley but I have six reasons you should slow down and visit the town of Strasburg. Strasburg is home to an incredibly vibrant, yet small, community that is hard at work bringing in world-renowned artists to paint the town with the help of Staufferstadt Arts. Strasburg: Contemporary Art In…

Ohio State Reformatory

Is the Ohio State Reformatory Really Haunted?


Over the course of 94 years, 154,000 inmates passed through the doors of the Ohio State Reformatory, a gorgeous stone structure that looks more castle than prison. Pulling up the driveway towards the building you can’t help but be impressed by the architecture of the building. As with most prisons at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century,…

Hocking HIlls Oh

Fall In Love With Hocking Hills


Star light, star bright, how can I see the stars tonight? One of the best places in Ohio for star gazing just might be Hocking Hills. Dark skies, miles, and miles from city lights, and a clear line of sight is the perfect trifecta for star gazing. Sitting in a hot tub while looking at the Milky Way (and maybe waiting…

winchester va

How To Spend A Great Day In Winchester VA


The small town 0f Winchester, VA sits at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley and is a vibrant and fun town. Filled with attractions, entertainment, history, outdoor activities, farms, and excellent food.Winchester is the home of Patsy Cline, acres and acres of apple trees, Civil War history, and even a drive-in movie theater.  I recently had a quick visit to Winchester…