Podcast: See You In September

Today’s podcast recording felt like the last day of school (for those who remember being overjoyed when that day arrived; I’m not one of them – I used to cry). We were just … giddy. Reining in the PodSquad was nearly impossible. But we had a wicked good time and hope you do as well….

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Podcast: The Moose Out Front

We’ve made it to Episode 014 and are heading into our second half-year of podcasting! (That bit of non-math makes me think of when you have a baby and at first you keep track of age by days, then weeks, months and finally years. It’s a process.) We have many graphics to share this time…

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Podcast: The one with the Conqueror

It’s podcast day! As always, here are some illustrations from our hour or so of silliness: First of all, to celebrate our thirteenth episode, we snacked on some new treats that will appear on the SmokeHouse menu for Happy Halloween Weekends: Fried Apple Pie Bites and … … Bread Pudding Bites (above). Needless to say,…

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Watch us on the Travel Channel tonight!

Tonight’s the night. We all get to tune in and watch The Travel Channel. For tonight, Bert the Conqueror will conqueror … Indiana. Bert is the host of this crazy show where he goes from state to state–and often from park to park–trying to conquer his fears. Fear of heights. Fears of high speeds. Fear…

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Pulling strings to win

Whenever we hold any sort of contest, we are happily bombarded with legions of hopefuls. Our "Send us Your Audition Video or Email 'Audition' to Ride with Bert the Conqueror" casting call was no exception. This one made us laugh out loud:  Dry your tears, Julienne — you and your family are coming to Holiday…

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Conquering Bert

If you haven’t already caught on to the Bert craze, we highly recommend it. He’s a nut. Bert the Conqueror describes himself as the grown-up version of that kid who could never say "no" to a dare. (Photo courtesy Travel Channel.) My favorite line from last night’s episode was, "I’ve never felt like less of…

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Would you like to be on The Travel Channel?

This may sound a bit braggadocious, but this is just too delicious not to share: The producers of The Travel Channel's "Bert the Conqueror" told me last week that we were the "most asked for — no, the most demanded park" for Bert to visit during his second season. Okay, so let's start off by…

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