Category Archives: Halloween

Boston – Salem ferry service

Salem, MALooking for a daily excursion but don’t have a car or want to drive? Boston Harbor Cruises has daily ferry service between Boston and Salem through the end of October.  Salem is a fun place year round but during the month of October it comes alive during the Halloween season.

A round trip ticket on BHC is $45, for more information link here.

Departing Boston Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 AM; 11:30 AM; 2:30 PM; 5:30 PM; 8 PM (Sunday only) and 9PM (Saturday only)

Departing Salem Saturday & Sunday:  8 AM; 10:30 AM; 1 PM; 4 PM; 7 PM (Sunday only) and 8 PM (Saturday only)

If you do go to Salem, don’t forget that the Strandbeest exhibit is at the Peabody Essex Museum through early January 2016.

Haunted house season starts this weekend


For those of you who love the more ghoulish side of Halloween, visits to one or more haunted houses always seems to be in order.  While I’m no expert on this sort of thing, I’ve done some digging and wanted to share with you some information about area haunted houses you can plan to visit between now and the end of the month. I’ve not attended any of these locations so please share your comments to help others pick and choose where is the best haunted house.

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is south of Boston in Abbington, MA. Oct 20 and 27th  they will host their special Darkness Unleashed, which requires advance ticket purchase. Here is a $3 coupon good for visits Sunday thru Thursday.  More details can be found on their website,

Factory of Terror has three locations in Worcester, West Warwick, RI and Fall River. More details about individual locations, tickets and hours can be found on their website,

Salem’s 4-D Haunted House adds a twist by making this tour a 4-D extravaganza. You can also purchase combo tickets to get nightly walking tour through parts of Salem. Visit their website to get more info about tickets and  the 4-D Haunted house.

Spooky World may be the largest of the haunted houses in the area. This year Spooky World presents “Nightmare in New England”. Based on feedback I read online, it seems like you will want to purchase their VIP tickets, but these come at a hefty price of ~$65. For more information visit their website,

Bonus fur

Bonus FurI’m going to stick with my gladiator / Halloween themed Furry Friday post for this week’s Bonus Fur. What do you think?

Happy Halloween

Happy HalloweenI hope you can get out and enjoy Halloween this year and your evening is filled with both tricks and treats.

Furry Friday

Furry Friday, handsome, hunkIt is a Halloween themed Furry Friday. This scruffy gladiator seems to be the perfect post for this Friday. Happy Halloween.

Past Furry Friday Posts

BosGuy brain teaser

BosGuy brain teaserEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain. If you are stumped, feel free to get help – share it with a friend or colleague to see if you can figure it out together.

This week I have a Halloween themed riddle that was given to me by a school teacher.  I’ll confirm answers later in the day so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance.

This week’s riddle:  What do you get when you cross a black cat with a lemon?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.



Halloween costume