| 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
| 1:04 PM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
Gate 1 Travel's Classic Guatemala tour is priced from $779 per person double occupancy, including round-trip air from Miami. The...
| 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 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....
| 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 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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Busch Gardens Williamsburg will, once again, offer the Christmas Town Fun Card this year, a press release announced Thursday.
For non-pass members, the Christmas Town Fun Card will cost $32, the same price as a single-day Christmas Town ticket. The...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:10 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — As each community leader's name was called, they walked into the group of children in the gymnasium at Gethsemane Baptist Church. Many gave high-fives to Mayor McKinley Price, U.S. Rep. Robert C. Bobby Scott, D-Newport News, and Terry...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 7:16 PM
The Peninsula SPCA's Hope Program will hold its Paws for a Cause Dog Walk & Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Mariners' Museum and Park on Warwick Boulevard, across from Warwick High School.
The event will include a two-mile pledge dog walk,...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Busch Gardens President Carl Lum is slated to speak at the Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center in Hampton.
Networking begins 8 a.m. and the program begins 8:30 a.m.
Cost: $25, including...