Anoka, Minnesota: America’s Halloween Capital

Since 1920 when it hosted one of the country’s first Halloween parades, Anoka, Minnesota has been known as the Halloween capital of America. The town hosts a wide variety of events throughout the month of October each year, including pumpkin carving contests, house decorating contests, and its signature parade. Can’t make it this year? You […]

Traveling In Search of Zombies

It’s the time of year where it seems everyone is getting together to watch a zombie movie or planning a zombie costume for Halloween. If you’re looking to combine travel with your love of the undead, you’re not alone. Check out this Lonely Planet article on zombie travel for info on attractions like the Zombie […]

Spooky Fun in Manitou Springs, Colorado

Emma Crawford was a woman who moved to Manitou Springs  in the late 19th century, died of tuberculosis, and was buried on top a nearby mountain, which she is believed to haunt. Since the mid ’90s, the town (a short drive from nearby Colorado Springs) honors her on the weekend before Halloween with ghost tours, […]

What’s Your Favorite Haunted Place?

Halloween is less than a week away, and ghost tours, haunted houses, and other scary delights are in full swing. Additionally, many people’s focus turns to local places they may consider to be haunted, like in today’s Salt Lake Tribune article about claims that City Hall is inhabited by ghosts. But Salt Lake’s far from […]