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Monday is Safari Day at Holiday World

Here at WBKR, we decided that there just aren't enough holidays in the summer.  So, we made up our own.  It's called Safari Day and this year it's Monday, July 29th.  And, consequently, we're taking off work today and heading for Holiday World and Splashin' Safari!

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KY Transportation Cabinet Says to Be on the Alert for Motorcycles This Week

I've had good practice at this. Two years ago, I went to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota for vacation. Well, that national landmark is just down the road from Sturgis, South Dakota, home of the world-famous Sturgis Bike Rally.

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Indiana Wineries Make Food and Wine Fun at Uncork the Uplands [VIDEO]

When you think of Indiana, most people envision cornfields and cattle, not vineyards and wineries. However, a one-day event scheduled as part of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail hopes to, perhaps, add a little more fun and refinement to the community.

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Gaylord Opryland
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Win a Summer Getaway to Gaylord Opryland Resort

3-nights at the Gaylord Opryland Resort?  Daily breakfast buffet?  Rides on the Delta Riverboats inside the hotel?  Yep!!  You could win one of three exciting trips we are giving away here at WBKR.com.  To get signed up for a Summer Getaway at Gaylord, keep reading!

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World’s Highest Swing Ride: The Texas SkyScreamer at Six Flags Over Texas [Video]

Remember the old Tennessee Waltz swing ride at Opryland?  It was just a toddler compared to this thing!  Check out this video filmed aboard the Texas SkyScreamer at Six Flags Over Texas.  At 400-feet tall, it's the world's highest swing ride!  Check out video from on board!

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Chad Shares His One and Only Trip Advisor Post

The moral of today's story is don't mess with Tad.  He can actually fume and blow steam just like a volcano. LOL!  All week long here on WBKR, we are celebrating the fact that Splashin' Safari has been voted the #1 waterpark in the world by Trip Advisor.  That is a huge honor and, quite honestly, Splashin' Safari deserves the high praise.  And kudos to the folks who post on Trip Advisor for getting it right.  Because I love to travel and do it a bunch, I use Trip Advisor frequently to book trips and excursions for me and my friends.  Until recently, I had never joined the Trip Advisor community as a contributor.  But then, I encountered a tour company in St. Lucia who committed a gigantic no-no!  And I vowed to take them down!

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Win Holiday World Tickets All Week Long on WBKR

They're back!  This week we are loaded up with more Holiday World tickets and, to give them away, we are celebrating the news that Trip Advisor has named Splashin' Safari the world's #1-rated waterpark!  Wanna know how you can win?

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Indiana Law Enforcement Cracking Down on Drunk Boaters

If you’re going to play on the water in Indiana, you had better stay dry.

As part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers surrounding boating under the influence of drugs and alcohol, Indiana conservation officers will be beefing up patrols across Indiana waterways this summer.

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Dig Wars = Travel Channel
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Travel Channel Premieres New Show ‘Dig Wars’ – A Great Find for the History Buff! [REVIEW]

Last night, I had the pleasure of watching the new show on Travel Channel, Dig Wars. I assumed it would be much like Storage Wars where participants compete to find the biggest booty of the day. As the name suggests, the nation's top treasure hunters convene on one historical area and proceed with metal detect

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Kentucky Office of Highway Safety’s Click It or Ticket Campaign Gets Underway

I am proud to say that I have worn a seat belt every single moment I have been in a moving vehicle. I'm not sure what it would feel like to NOT have one on while driving or riding. I certainly hope you feel the same way.

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Hyena Falls! (photo from Holiday World)
Hyena Falls! (photo from Holiday World)
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Win Tickets to Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari: Home to the All-New Hyena Falls [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are going to have you laughing like a hyena!  Holiday World and Splashin' Safari are now open for the season and that's where you will find the all-new Hyena Falls!  The brand new attraction consists of four thrilling in-the-dark water slides that you are going to love.  Wanna sneak peak?  A virtual tour?  Keep reading . . .

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The Voyage: Tad's All-Time Favorite Coaster {from HolidayWorld.com)
The Voyage: Tad's All-Time Favorite Coaster {from HolidayWorld.com)
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Win Tx to Holiday World This Week

If you've been listening to WBKR the last week or so, you have heard Jaclyn's daughter Carsyn screaming at the top of her lungs, "I want to go to Holiday World!"  Well, we have a hunch a lot of you do too.  That's why, this week, we are giving you the chance to win tickets.  Here's how you can do it . . .

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