| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Is there such a thing as a low-maintenance garden?
Some landscapers and horticulturists will tell you no – every garden needs maintenance of some kind.
For the most part, they are right.
From personal experience, I can tell you there are high-...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:01 PM
At first I thought it was too early to look ahead at the new attractions coming to U.S. theme parks in 2015, but then I realized a number of big rides have already been announced and many more are already in the planning stages.
It already seems like...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:14 AM
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There are plenty of entertainment options in Hampton Roads.
First off, Saturday is National Roller Coaster Day, and last time we checked, Busch Gardens in Williamsburg had some good ones. When's the last...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:55 AM
It seems 2015 will be the year for some unique new roller coasters in Pennsylvania.
Knoebel’s, better known for its old-school wooden coasters, has announced it will build its first steel roller coaster with four inversions, the park’s...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Saturday, in case you didn't know it, is National Roller Coaster Day.
Yes, yes, we know. They have a "national day" or "national week" for everything now. Who can keep up?
But National Roller Coaster Day is a pretty cool one, you'd have to admit,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:42 AM
This is not a funny story. A person gets hurt. An animal gets killed. And lots of people get spatterd with blood.
Except that it is funny, just on the sheer improbability of the details.
In honor of National Roller Coaster Day on Saturday, we...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Stung by disappointing attendance at its parks in Orlando and San Diego, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday it will continue battling controversy over its captive killer whales as it makes new investments in its attractions.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The public again gets to vote on key elements of an upcoming haunted house for Howl-O-Scream, the Halloween-themed event at Busch Gardens theme park in Tampa.
A series of Facebook polls will determine a trio of creative aspects of the house called...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:38 AM
Ordinarily, we would send up a flare to signal that the final weekend of Harambe Nights is upon us. The limited-time event at Disney's Animal Kingdom includes an after-dark street party that's preceded by "The Lion King: Concert in the Wild" stage show....
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is one birthday cake guaranteed to please.
It's huge, shaped like a zebra, complete with the distinctive stripes. Only this cake was made to please a lion cub rather than a human child so it was fashioned from raw meat.
Welcome to the state-of-the-...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 11:41 AM
It is easy for me to remember when the Savvy Shopper column was born, because it was just a few months after the birth of my first child. And, in a sense, this column — and online blog — is also my baby.
Six years ago, I was assigned the...