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Haunt Jaunts Connects Travelers with Haunted Places in New Ways for 2013
For the Halloween 2013 season (and beyond), visitors will find Haunt Jaunts has expanded its offerings to include listings of haunted hotels, ghost tours, and paranormal events.
September 20, 2013: For the Halloween 2013 season, Haunt Jaunts, a travel site for restless spirits, offers new ways to connect travelers with haunted places and paranormal events. It has expanded its Haunted Places and Ghost Tours, Walks and Hunts pages to include not only sites that list haunted places and ghost tours, but to listing individual haunted hotels and ghost tours –in both the United States and internationally.
First established in 2009, Haunt Jaunts started as a blog launched by Courtney Mroch. It was part of her “get off the couch recovery project” as she battled cancer. Four plus years later, both Haunt Jaunts and Mroch continue going strong.
“Haunt Jaunts had been a dream years before I got cancer,” Mroch says. “I always figured one day I’d write a Haunt Jaunts book, but I kept procrastinating it. In 2008 when I was diagnosed with cancer, I made a list of all the things I’d like to do before I die. Haunt Jaunts was on the list. Since I didn’t know if I had six months or sixty years left, I decided a blog would work best for my needs. Plus, the doctor said the people who survive are the ones who get off the couch and keep living. Haunt Jaunts was something I was excited to get off the couch to do on my good days. The bad, sick days of chemo are thankfully long behind me now, but by gum Haunt Jaunts still inspires me to get off the couch –whether it’s to work on the site or to take a haunted jaunt somewhere!”
These days she calls it a “site” for good reason. Mroch’s “blog” definitely no longer resembles its humble beginnings as a two-column web log chronicling her adventures to haunted places. She still writes blog posts about her spirited travels, but the offerings on her site have evolved a little more each year. This year has seen some of the most elaborate and interactive changes.
“Last year we added a Paranormal Events section. It lists paranormal, horror and even zombie conventions in the U.S. At the start of this year we added a forum. We wanted a way to let visitors get more involved, mingle, or discuss whatever they might want to –whether that was about a specific haunted place, paranormal investigating, anything to do with Halloween, or even to talk horror movies. Then, at the beginning of summer, we decided to do something we’ve been thinking about for a while: expand the Haunted Places and Ghost Tours pages. Instead of just listing sites that listed haunted places and ghost tours, we decided to list them ourselves.”
Both the Haunted Places and Ghost Tours, Walks and Hunts pages have become their own sections. Haunted hotels in the U.S. can now be found under the Haunted Places section. Ghost tours for both the U.S. and internationally can be found under the Ghost Tours, Walks and Hunts section.
But she’s not done yet. Mroch plans to continue fine-tuning her site.
“I’m not done with the Haunted Places section yet. We’ll be working on adding haunted hotels from other countries, along with a few more specialized pages, such as Haunted Mansions, Eerie Eateries and Historic Haunts. Except they’ll be more like cache pages for posts we’ve written about such places.”
To read about haunted places, locate a haunted hotel, scout out a ghost tour, or search for a paranormal event near you, visit Haunt Jaunts at http://www.hauntjaunts.net/.