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    The Best Hiking East of Cleveland

    Cleveland is well known for it’s ongoing battle: east side or west side? As someone who lives on the west side, I am almost never excited to hop on I-90E.  However, there is one area where the east side has won me over and I am always willing to drop what I’m doing and hit the road to do: hiking. And, surprisingly,  the area east of Cleveland has some of my favorite hiking trails.  Below I’m sharing my five favorite parks and the best hiking east of Cleveland. North Chagrin Reservation Part of the Cleveland Metroparks system, I’ve previously ranked this park as an “honorable mention” as one of my favorites,…

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    The Perfect Winery to Visit This Winter

    Typically when I think of heading to a winery I envision summertime, putting on a cute sundress and sitting outside on the patio sipping on my glass of wine while staring out at the vineyards that span miles. However, my love of wine does not disintegrate in the cold months, so what are we supposed to do when it’s freezing out, there’s snow on the ground and you’re in the mood for a flight of wine? Lucky for us Clevelanders, we have our very own urban destination: CLE Urban Winery. That’s right, this is a fully functioning winery located in the heart of Cleveland Heights at 2180B Lee Road, right…

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    Create Your Favorite Scent with CLE Candle Co.

    I’ve seen candle-making places in several cities I’ve visited before, and I’ve always been tempted to try it. Luckily enough, I was invited to The Cleveland Candle Company in Ohio City for a fun night with fellow bloggers to try it out for myself. I’ve bought several of their candles at events like the Cleveland Flea before and loved them, so I was so excited to have this opportunity to try and make one of my own! The first thing I noticed when I walked in was some signage they had posted on the walls. I’m all about minimizing our environmental impact, so this made me really happy. They also had…

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    Your Guide to a Weekend in Toronto

    Road trips are a quintessential type of adventure, and I like to take them as frequently as possible. So, when a friend proposed a road trip to Toronto earlier this year I was excited. Then as soon as we started researching things we could do, I was sold.  A five hour drive from Cleveland and we were in another country! I was honestly blown away by how much Toronto and the stops along the way had to offer. In just four short days we saw four waterfalls, hiked to an overlook seeing the city of Hamilton, ate some of the best ice cream I’ve ever had, biked the entire city…

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    A Weekend in Minneapolis

    Minneapolis, Minnesota. Not typically the place you would imagine spending a weekend getaway at, right? We recently had the opportunity to spend a long weekend in the city and I was incredibly surprised by how much I enjoyed this trip. If you’ve ever wanted a fun getaway weekend in a walkable city with great restaurants, cool street art, lively bars and beautiful parks/lakes, then add Minneapolis to your list of places to visit! Between an easy flight, a reasonably priced AirBnB and cheap (but good) food and drinks, I’d rank this city in my top ten. Here’s why: Adorable & friendly neighborhoods: We stayed right outside the city limits in…