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    Hiking South Lake Tahoe in Three Days

    If you’re anything like me, when it comes to planning a hiking trip I am determined to always get in as many miles as possible at each location. It can be tricky to plan, though, especially when you’ve never been to a certain area and are solely relying on guide books and websites to show you the way. And when you’re trip involves mountains, maps can be deceiving and make things appear closer than they are. When my husband and I planned our California excursion, South Lake Tahoe was the first (and shortest) destination of our trip. I had no idea what to expect, I just knew I wanted to…

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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…

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    Why You Need to Plan a Trip to Asheville

    If you love quaint towns, incredible hiking and delicious food and beer start planning your trip to Asheville now! When my husband and I went on our honeymoon, we spent the first week relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Aruba. We spent the second half in the town of Asheville, and honestly, we wished we had planned more days there! So, what makes it so great? Accessibility. For us, Charlotte was our connecting flight back to Cleveland from Aruba, so it worked out really well. Plus, when we want to go back the drive is roughly eight hours from Cleveland, which is totally doable for a long weekend. Whether you fly or…

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    Hiking West Virginia in a Weekend

      If you have a love for traveling but a lack of funds to do so (like me), road trips are a great way to see surrounding states without the huge price tag of a plane ticket. One thing I often forget about Ohio is how close we are to many other great states that have some incredible hiking. I’m going to share my tips on how to see a lot of the amazing areas West Virginia has to offer in just a weekend. If you’re like me and cherish every single hour of paid time off you have, you understand how crucial it is to utilize long weekends. Lucky…