Witches’ balls in Salem

Salem, Massachusetts, is a fun place to be for Halloween/Samhain.  The streets are packed, everyone dresses in elaborate costumes (all day long), bands play outdoors, vendors set up tables, people line up for ghost tours and haunted house tours.  If you’re looking for an authentic way to spend Samhain, I recommend the following: Laurie Cabot […]

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October 28, 2014

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The Conjuring and Salem witches

I saw “The Conjuring” recently and thought it was a solid horror movie.  It’s the story of a “true” haunting in Harrisville, RI, in the early 1970’s that was investigated by Ed and Lorraine Warren, of Amityville Horror fame.  The movie was suspenseful and actually scary – something not all modern horror movies can achieve.  […]

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Salem shopping bargains

Ouija boards, spell kits, herbs, talismans, pentacles.  These are not the normal items one sees when they go souvenir shopping.  However, Salem, Massachusetts (or Witch City, as it is also called) is not a normal type of town.  It is for sure a touristy place and many establishments (hotels immediately come to mind) seem to […]

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August 10, 2013

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Best costumes from Salem

Here are the rest of the photos from my trip.  No city beats Salem for inventive costumes and ‘spirit,’ although Manhattan comes close with their Annual Greenwich Village Halloween parade (postponed this year til next week).  Anyone who wants to have a fun time should book their hotel early for next year.  I know I […]

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Snapfish makes me happy

Everytime I walk past this photo collage from last Halloween in Salem, it makes me smile.  Maybe it’s the pink wig.  More likely, it’s the memory of a good time.  This is why I love snapfish.com photo collages.  I make photo collages for all of my trips now.  It’s easy and inexpensive.  Unlike keeping a […]

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September 8, 2012

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