Turkey and Football–A Great Tradition

Along with Turkey and Stuffing, watching football is another great Thanksgiving Day tradition that has been around almost as long as the holiday itself.  The very first football game was played in 1876.  By 1893, Football became part of the holiday tradition. Another long standing Thanksgiving Football tradition is that the Detroit Lions play in […]

Holiday Getaways

Looking to take a trip instead of heading to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving?  There are a lot of people opting to make the Thanksgiving 4 day holiday a mini vacation these days and a lot of places that are filling that need by offering specials for the upcoming holiday weekend far away from the madness […]

Not For The Faint of Heart–Haunted Hospitality

Trick or Treat!  It’s Halloween.  And what could be a better way of celebrating this scary holiday than a night in a haunted hotel?  Whether you are looking for a spooky Bed and Breakfast, a haunted hotel or want to take a tour through a ghost filled castle, there are plenty of places out there […]

Looking For a Good Old Fashioned Scare?

If you’re leaving the children with their grandparents this Halloween and looking for a scary adventure for grown-ups, there are a lot of places to choose from.   Whether you’re a devoted ghost chaser or are just looking for a good scare, you won’t have any trouble at all finding something to give you goose bumps […]

Good Spooky Fun

With Halloween less than a week away, thoughts turn to things that go bump in the night.   Did you know that there are a wide variety of vacation spots and events specifically geared towards helping us scare ourselves silly?  Whether you are looking for a fun time for the whole family or are looking for […]

Manhattan – Home of the Macy’s Parade

One of the most recognized kick offs to the Holiday Season is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.   Started by Macy employees in 1924, it is one of the oldest Thanksgiving parade events, tied with the Parade held in Detroit for second place.  It has grown from just over a six mile parade that ended at […]

Book That Date!

With the holiday traveling season almost on us, just about everybody’s thoughts turn not only to Christmas shopping, but to how am I going to get where I need to be? It’s a fact; the busiest travel day of the year is the day before Thanksgiving.  That Wednesday is the kick off date for holiday […]

Gift Ideas for Dad

Have you gotten anything for your Dad yet?  Don’t worry, it’s not too late. Here are five ideas to help you get that sports or entertainment fan something special! 1.  A trip to the ESPY Awards:  Give your Dad the unique opportunity of walking down the red carpet, sitting shoulder to shoulder with sports greats, […]

How are you spending Mother’s Day?

As an early Mother’s Day gift, I took my mom to two Tampa sporting events. The first was to see the Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the St. Pete Times Forum in game three of the Stanley Cup Quarter-Finals. Though she’s still a die-hard Red Wings fan, she’s adopted the Lightning […]