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Salem – Not Just a Halloween Destination

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Salem – Not Just a Halloween Destination

Though Halloween is what Salem is best known for, this historic city/town has much to offer tourists, staycationers and day trippers alike.  We have visited Salem back in the summer in the past and there is much to like about this coastal city.  The cobblestone/brick sidewalks and streets remind me a bit of Faneuil Hall […]

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Get in the Samhain Spirit: Six Ghastly Halloween Happenings

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Get in the Samhain Spirit: Six Ghastly Halloween Happenings

Fiends, ghouls, and misfits, delight! Halloween is almost here; the spirit of Samhain hangs palpably in the, mingling with the ubiquitous scents of cider and crisp leaves. Though the holiday is far removed from its Celtic and Christian origins—celebrations of the autumn harvest (Celtic) and saints (Christian) having been replaced long ago by gluttonous candy […]

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Lantern Parade Lights Up Jamaica Pond

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Lantern Parade Lights Up Jamaica Pond

A tyrannosaurus roared at me yesterday. He was chasing three princesses, though when they proved elusive he unleashed his rage at me. The whole ordeal would have been terrifying were it not for the dinosaur’s miniature size, overt disinterest in eating me, and fuzzy cotton hide. That dinosaur—and hundreds of other equally eager costumed children, […]

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Haunted Happenings in Salem MA

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Haunted Happenings in Salem MA

Whether those young ladies of the Salem Witch Trials were real witches or just misunderstood (or misguided) youths, the reality is there are self-declared witches and warlocks who today call Salem home year round.  Thus the reason for making Salem, MA the most fitting spot to celebrate Halloween, so long as large crowds of ghoulish […]

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