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  • Published: 24 September 2024
  • ISBN: 9781728290195
  • Imprint: Sourcebooks
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $36.99
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Travels of Terror



At the intersection of horror and travel comes a guide to 12 spooky destinations throughout the U.S. for the true crime and dark history aficionado, with a female bent, with tips on where to stay, what to eat, and what to do for a scary good time.

Grab your flashlight, garlic, and ghost hunting equipment. We're taking you on the ultimate road trip of the spookiest places around the U.S.

Horror lovers, lifelong best friends, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast, Kelly Florence and Meg Hafdahl, have traveled around the U.S. to bring you the most thrill-inducing spots for horror, history, and true crime. They've compiled a list of what to do, where to stay, where to eat and drink, and where to shop to make your vacation-planning a breeze.

They've also delved into the history and pop culture of each spot, revealing hidden gems, most notorious true crimes, women you should know, horror books and movies set in the state, and other strange facts about some of the scariest places around the nation.

Here's a small sampling of what you can expect to find in Travels of Terror:

St. Augustine, Florida: Take an open air trolley on the Ghosts & Gravestones Tour to the Old St Augustine Cemetery, Potter's Wax Museum, Old Jail Museum, and a bevy of churches with their own macabre past.

Los Angeles, California: Stay at the haunted Hotel Roosevelt, where you may be visited by the ghosts of actors Errol Flynn and Montgomery Clift.

Portland, Oregon: Grab a cocktail at Raven's Manor, a horror-themed bar with drinks like the Black Widow, Lilith, and Draught of Asphyxiation.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Learn about the most famous true crime to happen there, when the wife of the Allegheny County Jail warden fell in love with a convicted murderer.

New York, New York: Celebrate Nia DaCosta, the first Black female director to have a film debut at the top of the box office, with the supernatural horror-slasher film Candyman in 2021.

Austin, Texas: Pick up souvenirs for friends and family at The Glass Coffin, a vampire parlor and horror shop.

Duluth, Minnesota: Visit Glensheen Mansion on the shores of Lake Superior, where Duluth's most notorious murders occurred in 1977.

From big cities to small towns, get inspired to plan your own ghoulish getaway.

  • Published: 24 September 2024
  • ISBN: 9781728290195
  • Imprint: Sourcebooks
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $36.99
Categories:

About the authors

Kelly Florence

KELLY FLORENCE and MEG HAFDAHL, authors of The Science of Monsters, The Science of Women in Horror, The Science of Stephen King, The Science of Serial Killers, The Science of Witchcraft, and the forthcoming The Science of Agatha Christie are co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast, best friends, and lifelong horror fans. Their forthcoming TV series, Horror U, will delve into all things horror and science in a fun and approachable way.
Kelly Florence teaches communication at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN, and is the creator of the Be a Better Communicator podcast. Meg Hafdahl is a horror and suspense author of novels and short stories. They are passionate about female representation in all media and particularly the horror genre. They both live in Minnesota.