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Haunted Hotels Are In Full Swing

Oct 25th, 2013 at 2:15PM: If luxury horror is your thing, look no further than haunted hotels this Halloween. As rounded up in a spread on USA Today, several hotels across the country are incorporating their own tales from the crypt into their businesses this time of year. A couple examples of haunted hotels participating in the spooky season: The Biltmore Coral Gables in Miami has been everything over the years...

Galley Gossip: Flight attendant haunted layover hotel ghost stories (and a haunted plane!)

Galley Gossip: Flight attendant haunted layover hotel ghost stories (and a haunted plane!) Oct 31st, 2011 at 12:30PM: In the spirit of Halloween, I'd like to share a few layover hotel ghost stories from flight attendants I know... At a hotel in San Francisco the water kept turning itself on during the night. After the 3rd or 4th time, instead of getting up and turning it off, I had a little talk with the ghost. I was thinking I must have lost my mind. Water went off automatically. Never came on again! - Vicki...

Ten most haunted hotels, as ranked by travelers

Ten most haunted hotels, as ranked by travelers Oct 18th, 2011 at 11:00AM: Planning a creepy getaway this Halloween? Don't rely on rumors when hunting for a hotel with the most paranomal activity. According a poll of more than 800 on TripAdvisor, 17% of travelers say that they have had a supernatural or ghostly encounter while staying at a hotel. Just in time for Halloween, the site has released their list of the country's most "haunted hotels," ranked by the number...

The good old days were horrible

The good old days were horrible Oct 12th, 2010 at 9:00AM: Ah, Merry Olde England! A time and place with happy people, clean streets, and scenes that looked just like they do on BBC historical dramas. Not! Premodern England was a grim place of death, filth, and general misery. Actually that can describe pretty much everywhere in the nineteenth century, but the town where the Brontë sisters lived was especially nasty. Some authors write novels...

Five haunted attractions for Halloween: options around the world

Five haunted attractions for Halloween: options around the world Oct 7th, 2009 at 3:00PM: Halloween is the one day a year we seek fear rather than try to avoid it. We invite the prospect of ghosts, witches and vampires, and even if we concede that they aren't real, it's fine to suspend disbelief for a day. To heighten the sensation, consider wrapping your next trip in the Halloween spirit. There are plenty of destinations around the world that will help the hairs on the back of your...

Travel read: 101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12! Here are 10.

Travel read: 101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12! Here are 10. Nov 12th, 2008 at 2:30PM: If travel seems overwhelmingly expensive, or just plain overwhelming, turn it down a notch. That's the message in the book 101 Places You Gotta See Before You're 12! by Joanne O'sullivan. Plus there's not the word "die" in the title. That's uplifting. Although this book is aimed towards children, it offers a fresh way to look at travel for adults as well. Each page touts a different wonder to...

Sleep with a ghost this Halloween

Sleep with a ghost this Halloween Sep 10th, 2008 at 2:00PM: Most people steer clear of anything rumored "haunted," but some curious supernaturalists seek these places out. Bedandbreakfast.com has a list of over 100 haunted inns in the United States, as well as a long list of Halloween specials for paranormal enthusiasts. Visitors to the Honeybee Inn B&B in Horicon, Wisconsin (pictured) may feel the presence of a former resident named Coton and his...

Abandoned hotels past their days of glory: Which will rise again?

Abandoned hotels past their days of glory: Which will rise again? Jun 20th, 2008 at 12:20PM: Over at ProTraveler, there is a read worth noting about eight abandoned hotels in various parts of the world. They once had glory days, but didn't hold onto it for financial woes or pestilence. These are the places that chronicle shifts of time. Hot destinations that don't stay hot or where the owners made bad decisions. You've probably come across examples of these types of places in your own...

Haunted Hotels to Get Your Halloween Freak On At

Haunted Hotels to Get Your Halloween Freak On At Oct 13th, 2007 at 11:18AM: Are you into the supernatural, the kind of person who chases ghosts and spirits? If so, well ... I don't really know what to say except why?!?! That stuff totally freak me out. But to each their own. And if you are a ghost-lover, you probably love Halloween too. But this Halloween, instead of doing some un-scary like going to a costume party or doing a pub-crawl, why not spend a night in a...

Jails, Homeless Shelters, & Soup Kitchens Turned Hotels

Jails, Homeless Shelters, & Soup Kitchens Turned Hotels Oct 21st, 2006 at 10:16PM: Call it coincidence, but in this month's edition of concierge.com they've listed 10 hotels across the globe with a spooky past. (Coughs, can we say perfect timing for Halloween, hmm?) After going through each one, I noticed the history of some were creepier than others depending on what you tend to get spooked by. Shack up in a past crime den, nun's cell, jail or my personal favorite an old soup...

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