In honour of Remembrance Day, the next few weeks will contain some pictures from the D-Day celebrations in Normandy.
On the outskirts of Carentan. The field that many real paratroopers jumped into on D-Day. June 6, 2015, on the anniversary of the 71st year, some re-enactors jumped out of real C-47 planes in full WWII paratrooper gear.
This weekend is Halloween, and if you’re looking for something last-minute to do, I’m sure there’s a Halloween party just around the corner. In Ottawa, Can-Con will have Trick-or-Treating in the vendor’s room all day, and it’s free to the public, so be sure to stop by!
But if you’re looking for something a little further from home and off the beaten path, here are some great last-minute options!
Ithaca, New York
Do you like Harry Potter? Would you be interested in visiting Diagon Alley? For five hours on Halloween, Ithaca NY is transforming Press Bay Alley into Diagon Alley and I desperately want to go!! There will be a House Cup Competition, a Horcrux Hunt, a costume contest, presentations on magical creatures, wizarding chess, Quidditch re-enactments, wizarding duels, and so much more! This is their first event, so maybe I’ll be able to go next year…
The Catacombs of Paris
You would have had to enter the contest with Airbnb, but two lucky (or unlucky?) winners will be the first people to spend Halloween night in the Catacombs under Paris – the home of seven million corpses. Dinner, a private concert, breakfast, and a storyteller will put them to sleep with creepy bedtime stories “guaranteed to produce nightmares”. Who would like to participate in this? Certainly not me!
The Stanley Hotel is one of the most haunted hotels in the world. It was the setting for Stephen King’s “The Shining”. Reportedly haunted by Lord Stanley and his wife, as well as kids who run along the fourth floor halls at two in the morning, and many others, this would be the place to go to test yourself. It is open for business, and hosts a Ghost Adventure Package as well as standard room packages.
Just don’t order the Redrum…
If you are interested in going on any of these cruises, or others. You can contact Jennifer Desmarais through Orleans Travel. firstname.lastname@example.org