On this installment of Weird Travel, we investigate the history of Halloween and some of the many places around the world you can visit for a great fright. With Halloween right around the corner, we thought it was the perfect time to learn more about why we love to be scared and some fun places to go for a hauntingly good time.
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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but like so many of our favorite traditions it has a strange and sometimes convoluted history. It’s also big business; ghost tours and scary travel are a multi-million dollar a year segment of the travel industry with people traveling around the world to enjoy a good fright. To help everyone get into the autumnal spirit, in this episode we learn everything there is to know about Halloween and travel.
Weird Travel is a podcast within a podcast and my effort to chronicle and share some of travel’s fun mysteries and odd places. Helping me on this journey of discovery is Patrick Kozicky, a fellow podcaster and good friend.
Patrick Kozicky lives in Minneapolis, MN. He is an Ensemble Member with DalekoArts, a theater company based in Minnesota. He is also co-host and co-producer of Gays Do the D, a Disney podcast with an LGBTQ+ point of view. He loves traveling, reading, dogs and popcorn. Passions include, volunteerism, social justice, and arts education. When he’s not busy saving the world (or at least saving the world from himself) he loves reading up on mysteries or true crime, and staying up late, watching horror movies. (with popcorn of course).