Tags archives: halloween

10 Scary Places to visit on Halloween

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Halloween is upon us and whether you like it for proper trick-or-treating or to indulge in candy you bought all on your own, it is a favorite holiday for many. And with the nights getting longer and darker, it is also perfect opportunity to tell scary stories and watch horror movies. Of course, we Travelettes still like to connect all the great Halloween tr[...]

A Visit to California's Most Haunted Ghost Town

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"...and that was the first time I realized I saw a ghost.." The ranger of Bodie Historic Park had just finished telling me about the first time she caught glimpse of the alleged spirit that haunts this pioneer town. I felt odd listening to her - not quite believing her story yet somehow not disbelieving it; feeling an overall sense of unease and discomfo[...]

5 Halloween traditions from around the world

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For a Travelette that’s been known to indulge in a spot of merry-making, October isn’t just the time for watching trees change colour and crunching your way through the park. 'Tis the season instead for the first real excuse to throw a party since the summer - the month of that spooky jamboree where pumpkin sales go through the roof, we’re raiding the festiv[...]

The Most Haunted Places in London

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The clocks have gone back an hour over here in Great Britain, just in time for creepy ole’ Halloween to creep in and help us celebrate our new-found dark evenings. This time of year guarantees to be spooky as autumn ushers in the darkness and the monsters come out to play - it sure is a fun time to be alive! (Sorry zombies.) Have you got your costume sort[...]

The Leading Ladies of Dia de los Muertos

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Mexico’s Day of the Dead is a complex holiday full of colour, morbid humour, deep sentimentality, celebration, and heartache. On the eves of November 1 and 2, the dead are welcomed with open arms into the land of the living. Not only are the dearly departed invited back, but they are the guests of honor. In preparation, and to entice them to the party, tr[...]

Saying goodbye isn't easy (unless you do it drinking punch and wearing costumes)

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I don't think I could have timed it more perfectly: my last weekend in England and an American Apparel hosted Halloween Burlesque night in Bristol?! Hell yes. Talk about a Bon Voyage party in style! It was the perfect opportunity to scrap together some family and friends, dress up, hit the bottle and paint the town blood red. The timing of  a great night an[...]

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