Every year, Southern California theme parks go all out for Halloween. These parks have something for everyone, from ghouls, ghosts, and gore at events geared toward adults to spooky (but not scary) character encounters and plenty of candy at events designed for the whole family. It’s worth mentioning that you should always consult a Halloween guide to your favorite theme parks before bringing kids to after-hours events. Many theme parks go above and beyond when it comes to scaring visitors, and some Halloween theme park events can be too intense even for tweens and young teens. In this Halloween theme park guide, I discuss how the theme parks of Southern California celebrate Halloween, the Halloween events at each theme park, and tips for making the most of your fall visit. Table of Contents Disneyland® Halloween TimeUniversal Studios® Hollywood’s Halloween Horror NightsKnott’s Berry Farm®: Knott’s Scary Farm and Knott’s … [Read more...] about A Halloween Guide to Southern California Theme Parks
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Back when I was a kid, in the latchkey ’70s, there was a communal understanding that certain acts of low-level vandalism and bullying were going to transpire on Halloween. Eggs were going to be chucked. Pumpkins were going to be smashed. Doorbells were going to be rung then ditched. While I’m technically not advocating for any of these activities, I do remember the sheer thrill of Halloween as being drenched with this sense of anarchic peril. You kind of never knew what was going to happen, what you might see (some neighborhood mom in her slip!), or who you might encounter (a roving band of marauding teens intent on snatching your hard-won treasure). Would you be the kid who dared to bite into the caramel apple booby-trapped by some maniac with a razor blade, and if so, what would it feel like to have your tongue sheared in half? OK, that looks horrifying on paper. But Halloween used to represent the closest a kid could get to a world free from parental oversight. … [Read more...] about Congrats, parents. You’re ruining Halloween.
Vanity Fair reporter May Jeong took an in-depth look at the massage parlor saga involving Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Kraft, 78, who authorities allege visited Orchids of Asia Day Spa twice in January 2019, was charged with two counts of solicitation of prostitution. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and issued a public apology. The magazine’s account, headlined “‘You won’t believe what happened’: The wild, disturbing saga of Robert Kraft’s visit to a strip mall sex spa,” includes new details about the spa, the investigation, and the alleged incidents involving Kraft. Here’s what we learned while reading Jeong’s piece. A Florida health inspector reportedly grew suspicious of the spa. Jeong’s dive begins with a chronological synopsis leading to the alleged incidents at the spa, where a massage cost $59 for a half hour and $79 per hour. When Florida health inspector Karen Herzog grew suspicious, detective Mike Fenton … [Read more...] about What we learned from Vanity Fair’s Robert Kraft expose
With beautiful turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, pastel-coloured Art Deco architecture, lively nightlife, a strong Cuban and Hispanic influence and a vibe like no other, Miami, Florida is one of the most sought after destinations on the planet. Surprisingly for such a famous party town, Miami makes a great dog-friendly destination and the residents are bonkers about doggies from tiny chihuahuas to skateboarding bulldogs! Not all the beaches in Miami will allow your furry friend access as well but I’d recommend starting your day at the pooch-friendly Haulover Beach Park or Hobie Beach, go for walkies at Amelia Earhart Bark Park, shop together at Bal Harbour Shop, chow (chow!) down at one of the many dog-friendly restaurant (such as LoKal or Greenstreet Cafe) then have a pampering spa day at Dogtown – a hi p boutique offering treats, toys, grooming, boarding and daycare if you fancy a bit of time to yourself. Now you just need to find a place … [Read more...] about Top 15 dog-friendly hotels in Miami