What do you get when you cross a Batman blogger & a Potterhead during the spooky season? An epic magical road trip inspired by the Sanderson Sisters. Even though Halloween might be canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, this hasn’t stopped Victoria (the alter ego of Batman blogger Bevin) and Jordan Gelber (proud Gryffindor) from celebrating.
It’s officially October, and although we are stuck inside, living through journeys of the past has become an active pastime to keep the Fall feeling alive and remember when we could go outside without a mask 24/7. Last year, the geek-loving-wizarding ladies traveled to Massachusetts for Leaky Con and took a detour to Salem for Jordan’s birthday.
With the help of the lovely team at Destination Salem and the Salem Film Office, Victoria and Jordan hopped on their broomsticks, pulled out a wand, and toured the witchy side of Salem.
After parking their bags in the infamously haunted Hawthorne Hotel, feeling like Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman in Practical Magic, they embarked on the path of the Salem Witch Trials, now home to countless witch-themed attractions and stores.
Check out some of the highlights of their trip, including a tour of Salem’s very own wand shop Wynott’s Wands, an enchanting photoshoot (showcasing their inner selves) at Witch Pix, a tour through the Salem Witch Museum, an illuminating tarot reading at Omen Psychic Parlour (and Witchcraft Emporium), topping it off with a delectable Gluten-Free dinner at Flying Saucer Pizza Company, and ending with a moonlit Salem Witch Tour.
Watch the full episode below!
None of this would have been possible without Salem Haunted Happenings & Destination Salem – The Office of Tourism & Cultural Affairs for Salem, Massachusetts. As the official destination marketing organization for the City of Salem, Destination Salem cooperatively markets Salem as one of Massachusetts’ best destinations for families, couples, domestic and international travelers who are seeking an authentic New England experience, cultural enrichment, American history, fine dining, unique shopping, and fun.
The organization is a nonprofit, public-private partnership funded by both the City of Salem and the businesses that invest in advertising in the annual Salem City Guide & Map and the annual Guide to Haunted Happenings.