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Trace the Steps of 'American Horror Story' in New Orleans

November 6, 2013 at 9:37 AM | by | Comments (0)

By now, your Halloween costume should be packed away for another year. If you don't want to let go of the spooky holiday just yet, however, the hot television show American Horror Story - Coven is just gearing up for another adventure of the supernatural kind. This time all of the witchcraft action is set in one of America's eeriest cities, New Orleans.

While some of the buildings are re-purposed as sets of the show, a few actually have stories behind them. For example, Madame Lalaurie's House of Horrors is actually known as the Lalaurie Mansion, named after its original owner with a similarly sordid history. Thus, the tour company Roadtrippers has put together a self-guided tour for American Horror Story fans heading for Nola. The AHS tour is fully mapped out with details of each stop already pinned. If you're not that creative to workout your own roadtrip, you can browse the list of recommendations.

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It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a Pumpkin Carved Like a Boeing 787 Dreamliner!

November 1, 2013 at 10:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

Halloween may be over and November begun, but cobweb decorations and pumpkins on porches won't come down until after this weekend.

As such, there's one pumpkin you've simply gotta see. United posted a photo on Instagram of a pumpkin carved and decorated by UA employee Jay H. in Houston.

The larger windows, raked wings, engine nacelles and undulating stripe livery all paint it (literally) as the United Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Now if only it had a flame inside, it'd be truly authentic. Just kidding!

[Photo: @United on Instagram]

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10 Tasty Foreign Treats to Add to Your Halloween Candy Bowl

October 31, 2013 at 5:22 PM | by | Comments (2)

A good traveler always brings back a little something sweet to share. Halloween is actually the perfect time to show off your impressive foreign candy collection. Of course if you've already eaten it all (and we don't blame you), here's some ideas as to what to fill your candy bowl with next year:

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The Spooky Story of What Lies Underneath a Runway at Savannah Airport

October 31, 2013 at 10:16 AM | by | Comments (0)

Want to hear something spooky? There are two graves underneath one of the runways at Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia.

If you know enough about airports to realize your flight is departing on Runway 10 (or your pilot requests the "graveyard tour" route from the tower), then you'll want to keep a look out the lefthand side windows for two rectangles patches in the tarmac that simply don't belong. In truth, these spots are graves, which belong in that spot more so than the airport, being original tenants from back when the land was a family cemetery.

The markers of the final resting places of RIchard and Catherine Dotson say "At rest" and "Gone home to rest," respectively. Stories of shadowy figures strolling the runway on low visibility nights circulate among flight crews who frequently land at SAV, so perhaps all the jet engine noise has awoken the Dotsons from their rests?

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LA is Once Again the Hotspot for Celeb-Studded Halloween Parties

October 28, 2013 at 3:04 PM | by | Comments (0)

Over the weekend the rich and the famous got into the Halloween spirit at four of Los Angeles' biggest costume parties.

Glee star Matthew Morrison hosted his fourth annual masquerade soiree at the Hollywood hotspot Warwick. Dozens of Matthew's celebrity friends came out for the bash at the warehouse-turned-nightclub, including Chris Colfer (dressed as a "sexy" R2D2), Chace Crawford (in a police uniform), Revenge actress Christa B. Allen, and Chord Overstreet (wearing a beard as Jax from Sons of Anarchy).

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8 Travel-Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

October 23, 2013 at 12:06 PM | by | Comment (1)

Well, Halloween is right around the corner and if you haven't even begun to think of your costume for this year, you better get cracking. We already showed you what some airplanes are donning for the spooky holiday, and now it's your turn.

We've hand-picked several travel-related costumes to provide some inspiration. Since there's a week yet to go for perfecting your look, note that some of these are pretty easy while others require more time.

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How To Get Tickets To Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare

October 22, 2013 at 1:53 PM | by | Comments (0)

Leave it to Rob Zombie to combine three horror attractions and an epic music festival and create a "Great American Nightmare."

The horror attraction will feature three haunted houses, based on Zombie’s own movies, Lords Of Salem: Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses.. Each will be "shocking and sometimes disturbing" and will offer "a three-dimensional experience with animatronics and effects, a maze that is the ultimate definition of claustrophobia and fear, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salaciou shumor that will make one scream with fright and laughter."

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Attend a Live Reenactment of the 'Carrie' Prom This Weekend

October 18, 2013 at 4:08 PM | by | Comments (0)

The remake of Carrie hits theaters today, and to celebrate horror attractions across the country have been using the movie's iconic prom scene to their advantage.

This week, the Savage House near San Diego gave anyone who donated a prom dress to a local charity free admission to their haunted house, and Blood Manor in NYC has been giving away Carrie swag as well as student discounts. Those are great, but Hangman's House in Fort Worth, TX has taken the theme to a whole new level.

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How To Get Tickets To This Weekend's 'Walking Dead Experience' in NYC

October 9, 2013 at 3:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

There is about to be a zombie invasion in New York City.

Just in time for the Sunday's season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead Escape is headed to NYC on Saturday, Oct. 12.

For this one-night only experience, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will be transformed into a post-apocalyptic obstacle course that "survivors" will navigate while "walkers" chase them. The event was become a staple at San Diego Comic-Con but this is the first time the haunted house/cardio workout has been held in New York.

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A Tarmac Trick-or-Treat: 9 Airplanes Dressed in Halloween Costumes

October 8, 2013 at 11:18 AM | by | Comments (0)

There's just over three weeks left until Halloween and, besides getting enough snack-sized Snickers for the little trick-or-treaters ringing your doorbell, there's all the planning that needs to go into a unique costume. Luckily there are some airplanes with creative paint jobs to lend some disguise inspiration.

From wildlife to wild childs, be on the look-out for some mile-high Halloween hijinks during your next trip with these airplanes on the loose. Here are nine of our favorite planes masquerading as something else:

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Five Pumpkin Festivals to Help You Enjoy October

October 2, 2013 at 6:58 AM | by | Comments (0)

Autumn is finally here, so grab one of those pumpkin spice latte beverages and make your way to one of the many fall festivals. This month we’re focusing on those events dedicated to all things pumpkin, so here are five picks for pumpkin festivals doing their thing this month:

Circleville Pumpkin Show – Circleville, Ohio

Between October 16 and October 19th, one Ohio town turns into all things pumpkin. There’s a Miss Pumpkin Show that crowns a new gourd-geous—couldn’t resist, sorry—to reign over the annual festival. Farmers from around the state and region roll their pumpkins to the festival, as past winners have weighed in at well over 1,300 pounds. There’s a parade, live music, arts and crafts, and creatively arranged pumpkins and gourds all over downtown. Admission is free, but we’d bring spending cash for some of the attractions or for pumpkin this or that when you’re hungry.

Keene Pumpkin Festival – Keene, New Hampshire

We try to be fair and balanced in our assessment of this year’s pumpkin festivals, but the one in Keene, New Hampshire might just be the best thing going on this fall. They’ve got a food and craft court and a pumpkin road race, but what sets this festival apart are all the jack-o-lanterns. The town carved and brought in nearly 30,000 jack-o-lanterns last year, and they illuminate each and every one right around the town’s center. As you can imagine things look pretty darn awesome once the sun goes down, so bring your own pumpkin and head to New Hampshire on October 19th—just bring cash for parking.

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How to Get Tickets to Las Vegas' Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball

September 24, 2013 at 1:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

The Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball returns to Las Vegas on October 26 with plenty of adult-only tricks and treats.

This year the party moves back to the Joint at the Hard Rock, where attendees can explore 3 rooms and 2 levels of "all out insanity." Each room will feature different DJs and performers - like Fire Breathers, Aerialists, Contortionists - courtesy of WildChild World.

Festivities start at 10:00 p.m. and last until 4:00 a.m. General admission tickets are $77 plus fees. VIP Tickets, including a pre-party, VIP entrance, unlimited drinks, separate bar, separate bathrooms, and admission to the after-party for $250.

Tickets can be purchased at halloweenball.com.

[Photo: flickr]