How can we make the best of hotels? What can we do there? Sleeping is obvious, but here are 10 more things that I have either done in hotels or have fantasized about doing, and still might do.
I, Bishop Francis Patrick Kenrick, was blessed with a fine clerical career. In my hometown of Dublin, I was selected, at age 18, to study in Rome. In Rome I spent many summers reading on the Spanish Steps and praying in St. Peter's.
The legendary Greystone Mansion of Beverly Hills will soon open its gates and welcome visitors. The estate's secrets, mysteries and ghosts, however, may not reveal themselves as easily. If only these thick, limestone walls could talk.
Ever since the White House was first occupied in 1800, there have been rumors of hauntings, but I got this story direct from the President. No, not President Obama. I first heard about the White House ghosts directly from the lips of Ronald Reagan.
The war in Afghanistan seems never-ending, even as we talk of retreat and withdrawal. Our drones remain in the sky and the "collateral damages" continue to pile up, suggesting ablution will not happen there, either.
Travelers looking for something authentically creepy should note that a slew of blood-chilling haunts exist right below their feet in the form of the world's spookiest cemeteries. Plunge into an inspiring mix of history, sculpture and creepy fun.
Few ghosts seem to want to haunt Brutalist boxes and post-Modern glass buildings, and who can blame them. But perhaps the demise of the old building freed up a previously trapped spirit?
I am not a fan of today's typical paranormal investigation groups because they are promoting an unsupported belief in the paranormal.
Does our self-esteem rise after we die? I ask this question because, sitting at the deathbed of someone who loathed herself, whose tagline was Whatev...
Richard Florida recently published an article in The Atlantic called "The Boom Towns and Ghost Towns of the New Economy." We liked it, so we animate...
On Halloween I usually conjure up run-of-the-mill ghosts, ghouls, and goblins to scare little kids away so I don't have to share my candy with them. This year, I've decided to actually contact a dead celebrity instead, to find out how they're enjoying their afterlife life. I figured G for Ghost, and double that for good luck.
For travelers looking to conjure spookiness while away from home this Halloween, there are a few unique hotels, which cater to those who refuse to surrender high thread counts while on the hunt for a good scare. Here are some of the best.
A dish of Shrimp and Grits had put me in touch with a hidden history, with one of the ways that slaves and descendants of slaves--long regarded as "other" by white Southerners--had deeply shaped Southern cuisine, culture, and identity.
"'Til death do us part," that age-old marriage vow, has always sounded a little, well, non-committal to Confucian ears. In Vietnam, for instance, where I come from, death is not the end of relationships, it only deepens them.
Holidays are a mixed bag. A griever can't help but have mixed reactions to certain accessories that characterize Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos. If you know someone who is grieving, be sensitive to their perceptions and reactions.
Searching for a spooky spot to tie the knot? Give your guests the thrill of a lifetime at one of these extraordinary venues.