As the temperature drops and a breeze nips through the air, we can’t help but think of the places that get our sixth senses tingling, our skin crawling. Long-abandoned buildings with wind whistling through the corridors, foggy city streets and channels, ghost-ridden tombs and castles — there are plenty of travel destinations to get us in the mood for this spookier side of the year. Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, we want to hear about the travels that have put you on edge and stirred your imagination, and about any traditions you have close to home! This Thursday, 10/29 at 2pm ET, join us and co-hosts who are well-versed in the eerie, the strange, and the downright scary.
Chris Luckhardt (@chrisluckhardt): photographer of abandoned places, featured on ABC News, The Atlantic, & The Daily Mail
Visit Massachusetts (@VisitMA): a history-rich state, including the infamous Salem Witch Trials & the Revolutionary War
Visit New Orleans (@VisitNewOrleans): Louisiana’s supernatural hub, full of haunted hotels and supernatural city lore
If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below:
Q1 – 2:00pm EST
Welcome to our Haunted Travel chat! Where are you joining us from?
Q2 – 2:05pm EST
What place in your travels has felt the most sinister? Share a photo!
Q3 – 2:10pm EST
What haunted destination do you want to explore most? Why?
Q4 – 2:15pm EST
Castles, abandoned buildings, cemeteries — what kind of haunt draws you in?
Q5 – 2:20pm EST
Have you had something particularly eerie happen to you while traveling? Where were you?
Q6 – 2:25pm EST
Traditions like Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos or Japan’s Obon festival tap into the eerie side of things. Is there one you’re particularly interested in?
Q7 – 2:30pm EST
Have you encountered a cultural tradition or story in your travels that put you on edge? Where did it originate?
Q8 – 2:35pm EST
Is there a local haunt or celebration you would take a visitor to? Share a photo!
Q9 – 2:40pm EST
For those of us new to haunted travel, what’s a good destination to start with?
Q10 – 2:45pm EST
Who would you choose to visit a haunted destination with? Why? Tag them if you can!
Q11 – 2:50pm EST
If you celebrate Halloween, any special plans for this weekend? If not, what’s your next haunted travel trip?
Q12 – 2:55pm EST
Get us shivering — share a link to a travel story you find strange or spooky!