AN OLD-STYLE HALLOWEEN
Collect treats from interpreters in 1830s garb, go on a hay ride, and hear spooky tales at Old Sturbridge Village this weekend. The living history museum hosts A Village Trick-or-Treat,
Oct. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., when families dressed in their best Halloween costumes can also enjoy a bonfire, go on a hayride, see a magic show, and collect candy at nine spots around the Village Common. Keep an eye over your shoulder: The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow will make an appearance after dark. Tickets: free for
ages 3 and under, $8 for village members, and $12 for everyone else.
STAY IN A HIGH-TECH HAUNTED
Sleep with a ghost in a new hotel room (left) in North Conway. Adventure Suites will unveil a $1 million room in December called the Haunted Castle, a five-level room that offers guests the experience of being in a haunted hotel. During your stay, cupboards will open and close, ghosts will appear and then vanish, your bed will shake, and you may experience an explosion or two. The room includes a gangway bar overlooking the living room, an outdoor hot tub, a drawbridge leading to the three bedrooms (including a three-tiered “dormatorium” that sleeps 12), and hundreds of skeletons and gargoyles. Special effects can be programmed to suit families and groups with varying scare thresholds. The room sleeps up to 18 people. Rates start at $1,500 for up to six people (Friday-Saturday) and eight people (Sunday-Thursday); $125 per additional person; book reservations now. 603-356-9744, www.AdventureSuites
COMFY QUARTERS AT 30,000 FEET
Fly overseas on American Airlines and enjoy complimentary luxury items such as a lumbar pillow, duvet, mattress pad, and pair of pajamas. The airline has teamed up with Casper, a company that creates sleep products, to offer items specifically made for in-flight comfort. Beginning in December, customers flying in first class, business class, and premium economy on certain long-haul international and transcontinental flights will receive a mattress pad that smooths over seat grooves, a pillow for your head and another one for lumbar support, a down comforter, a breathable blanket, ultra-soft jammies, and slippers. Products vary by route and aircraft type, but you’ll find them on all Boston-Los Angeles flights, among others, for use in-flight only — sorry, you can’t take them with you. www.americanairlines
APOLLO 11 LANDS IN HOUSTON
The Apollo 11 command module has taken off on a new adventure and will be on display at Space Center Houston until March 18. A new exhibit, Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, opened this month in Houston, the first of four stops on its tour, but the only location where visitors can see the space capsules for the first (Apollo 11) and the last (Apollo 17) lunar landings. The exhibit marks the first time the Apollo 11 command module has left the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., since a 1971 tour. The exhibit features more than 20 Apollo 11 mission artifacts, including the hatch, the F-1 engine injector plate, a lunar sample return container, a star chart, a survival kit, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s extravehicular visor and gloves. It also includes an interactive 3-D tour that lets guests explore the craft’s interior. The tour will also go to the St. Louis Science Center, Pittsburgh’s Senator John Heinz History Center, and Seattle’s Museum of Flight. 281-244-2100, www.space
KEEP YOUR DEVICES CONNECTED
The USB-C Travel Dock, made by OWC, lets you connect multiple devices to your Mac or PC at once, and works great with ultrabooks that are slim on ports. The sleek and portable device has two USB 3.1 Type A ports, an SD card slot, a USB-C port, and an HDMI port that connects to a 4k display with up to 4096 x 2160 resolution. It weighs just 3 ounces and measures 3.2 inches by 3.2 inches by 0.7 inches, and it works with any computer with a USB Type C or Thunderbolt 3 port. $49.99. www.owcdigital.com.
LIGHTNING-FAST PORTABLE DRIVE
Samsung’s latest portable solid-state drive, the T5, offers blazing fast transfer speeds — up to 540 megabytes per second (Mbps) — thanks to the USB 3.1 Gen. 2 (10Gbps) connector. The sturdy all-aluminum device is shock-resistant and able to withstand drops of up to about 6 feet. The T5 measures about the size of a pack of Extra gum, meaning you can slip it into a shirt pocket without it feeling bulky, and weighs 1.8 ounces. It comes with a USB 3.1 Type-C port and cable, and a second cable that can connect to standard USB 3 ports, too. Choose from a 250GB ($129.99) capacity drive to a 2TB ($799.99) drive. 800-726-7864, www.samsung.com.
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