Book Review: Holiday Jubilee

In his latest book, Holiday Jubilee, Charles Phoenix, the Ambassador of Americana, celebrates the holidays in all of their mid-century glory, arguing that the “holidays are so retro!” And, you know what? I think he’s right! While holidays have been around for thousands of years, it was in the mid-20th century that they came into…

Knott’s Scary Farm Looks to its Past for Fresh Scares This Year

We interrupt the Arizona road trip posts to bring you a special Halloween bulletin! Fog has rolled into Knott’s Berry Farm transforming it into Knott’s Scary Farm! And I was there opening weekend to experience all that is new for the year. Each fall Knott’s Scary Farm creaks open the doors to multiple mazes, several…

What’s In the Fog this Fall at Knott’s Scary Farm

It may still be summer, but Halloween is on the mind! Why? Because last night I attended the Knott’s Scary Farm announcement event, where I learned all kinds of amazing new information about the unique Halloween event that Knott’s Berry Farm offers each fall. As the event was in the evening and inside the massive…

Ride with Paul Revere

I hope my fellow Americans had a lovely and safe Independence Day. We spent the evening at home enjoying Disneyland’s fireworks from our front yard, but not before going to Knott’s Berry Farm’s Independence Hall as per my tradition for the last couple of years. While Knott’s Berry Farm’s version of Independence Hall is open…

Valentine’s Month at Disneyland

This year Disneyland introduced “Valentine’s Month” to the park with extra decor, special food items, and even a scavenger hunt to celebrate the holiday of love. I’ve always enjoyed a good scavenger hunt, so Patrick and I went over to the park for the day to experience it. For those familiar with Disneyland’s Easter Egg…