New York is one of the most haunted states in the country. Travelers don’t have to wait until Halloween to check out some of the spookiest haunted homes in the Northeast — there are plenty of places where ghostly specters roam the halls year-round.
The winery at Marjim Manor in Appleton is packed with some of the friendliest ghosts in New York — at least according to the owner. Guests reported spotting the original owners of the home, built back in 1834, as well as the ghost of a dog that likes to rub against guests’ legs as they tour the grounds.
14 West 10th, NYC
Twenty-two ghosts roam the halls of the quiet townhouse at 14 West 10th St., in New York’s largest city. Mark Twain was a former tenant and wrote about the supernatural experiences that occurred during his time. The home is aptly named The House of Death by locals, and is the site of more than one murder.
Rolling Hills Asylum
Rolling Hills Asylum was once a 19th-century poorhouse that later became an infirmary, an orphanage, a hospital and then a nursing home. Thousands of deaths occurred here over the years, and there are supposedly 1,700 unmarked graves on the premises. Ghostly spirits are spotted frequently, with a seven-foot-tall shadow man believe to be a former inmate the most common.
Letchworth Village rests on 2,362 acres of land and was once a home for the mentally and physically disabled. Like many asylums, the treatment of the residents was poor and many passed away on site. Today, the children who were experimented on are said to still roam the halls and land surrounding the building.
If you prefer your haunted houses more theatrical than housing a real murder scene, Blood Manor is for you. This haunted house is entirely fake, made of themed rooms, labyrinths and trained actors. However, it still manages to be scarier than most actual haunted homes!
Each year, April 8 is Zoo Lovers Day! Zoos have existed for more than 1,000 years in one form or another. They’re often the only way for people to experience our world’s incredible wildlife firsthand. So, where and how should you celebrate it?
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
With about a dozen countries to choose from when deciding where to go for an African safari, Kenya is one of the more popular choices. Its proximity to quite a few natural reserves as well as Lake Victoria make it a good central point from which to start a safari adventure. Regardless of when you decide to embark on your safari, consider packing the following items to prepare yourself for a week (or more) in the African wilderness.
Far from the Rhine, the Nile, the Amazon and the Yangtze, the great rivers of America have also served boat passengers for centuries, and such cruises continue to be popular, primarily on the Mississippi and Columbia river systems. Replicas of 19th- century paddle wheelers still hold sway. Small-town ports masquerade as pages from an American storybook. Shorelines are all aglitter with the romance of history, reflecting the lives and times of Lewis and Clark and Mark Twain.