7 Spooky Travel and Reads for Hallowe’en

Zombie in the graveyard
Zombie in the graveyard

Do you need some reading to get you in a Halloween Mood?  Here are some suggestions from the pages of A Traveler’s Library, and one deliciously scary tour we found at Sophie’s World.

Whether it is Halloween or Day of the Dead, your mind may turn to Cemeteries and funersals, right?  So here are unusual sight-seeing suggestions with a definite spooky feel. Click on the link if you dare learn more.

1. Making An Exit, a review of a book that talks about funeral practices around the world, and made me want to see the artistic coffins from Ghana, not to mention attend a funeral in Bali and many more travel possibilities.

2. Sightseeing Among the Dead, is a photo essay of “dead places” I’ve visited.

3. The Bates Motel ranks WAY high on places that planted a permanent fear in people’s minds.  What’s behind that shower curtain?  Now you can travel to the locale of the Hitchcok thriller.


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A tier of cells at the Ohio Reformatory

4. The Highway by C. J. Box really has no competition for scariest book I’ve read this year.  In fact, I suggested that although a Montana Road Trip is lovely, you DO NOT want to listen to this book on tape while driving down the highway in the west, nor leaf through it when you stop at a truck stop.

5. Washington Irving’s Headless Horseman continues to spook readers, and Jessie Voigts uncovered a tour with a story teller in the locale of the original Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

6. Three Prisons I dare you to visit on Halloween . I published this just last week, but the dare remains.

7. Sophie’s World tells about a marvelously scary bus tour in Dublin.

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About Vera Marie Badertscher

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler's Library, or recreating her family's past at Ancestors In Aprons . She has written for Reel Life With Jane, Life is a Trip and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.

6 thoughts on “7 Spooky Travel and Reads for Hallowe’en

  1. looking at that top photograph prompts me to ask if you have seen the episode of the television show Castle which has to do with zombies and a crime committed in connection with a group of folk who dress up to go ‘zombie walking’? quite well done, actually, in story, acting — and zombie make up!

      1. Vera,
        by no means the latest one — it’s toward the end of season four, I think. saw it recently (again) through the syndication on TNT. I just looked up the name of the episode — it is called Undead Again, if you feel inclined to keep an eye out for it when reruns come around again on TNT in your part of the world.

        I really like Castle — well acted, well written, good production values too. Not even counting the zombies.

          1. one of the things I’ve enjoyed about it — and the chance to catch up on the episodes I’d missed or forgotten about — is that it is one of those rare shows which gets better as it goes along. fine character development and ensemble cast.

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