Featured photo by Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash. I love secondhand shops. There’s no telling what you will find and there is most often a bargain to be had. Finding such places, especially in rural northeast Ohio, can be a challenge. Unlike big corporate retailers, secondhand shops and thrift stores rarely advertise. They are… Continue reading Day trips from northeast Ohio: thrift stores, junk shops, flea markets, and antique malls
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Day trips from northeast Ohio: botanical gardens, arboretums and garden centers
As spring days grow warmer and flowers burst into bloom, botanical gardens and arboretums inspire us with grand ideas for our own yards and garden beds. A half day walk through a garden followed by a visit to a great garden center is a dreamy day trip for anyone who aspires to be a great… Continue reading Day trips from northeast Ohio: botanical gardens, arboretums and garden centers
Road Trip: Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway
Featured Photo by Brandon Frie on Unsplash As Covid threatens to screw up another summer of travel, a road trip focused on seeing the sights of Mother Nature can satisfy the desire to get away while avoiding planes and other modes of tight-space transportation. If you live within practical driving distance, Skyline Drive and the… Continue reading Road Trip: Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway
A Travel Plan: Holiday Break in Central Ohio
For an explanation of travel plans read "important notes about my travel plans." I designed this plan to immerse myself in all things Christmas. Undecided about who I will be traveling with, I chose options that can be included or removed to meet the interests of my travel companions allowing me to use this plan… Continue reading A Travel Plan: Holiday Break in Central Ohio
Important Notes About my Travel Plans
Recycle. Remake. Reuse -- doesn’t only apply to physical objects. I create travel plans for my own use. I spend many hours researching, reading reviews, and comparing prices in order to make the best decisions about where and how I spend my travel dollars. I am publishing some of these plans so that others might… Continue reading Important Notes About my Travel Plans
Daytripping to Geneva, OH for Christmas and Crafts 2018
The 2018 craft fair dates are Saturday, November 10 and 17. Each year as the wind turns bitter cold and the once green, and then golden, and now brown and falling leaves pile up beneath the big oaks and maples in my back yard, my sister and I kick off the Christmas shopping season with a day… Continue reading Daytripping to Geneva, OH for Christmas and Crafts 2018
“Orchid Mania” at the Cleveland Botanical Garden
Winters in Northeast Ohio can be brutal. A visit to the glasshouse at the Cleveland Botanical Garden will warm your spirit and offer an escape to make you forget the snow and ice-covered landscape outside. The winter show, “Orchid Mania” is held annually. Whether or not you have ever had any desire to grow orchids,… Continue reading “Orchid Mania” at the Cleveland Botanical Garden
Weekend in Columbus: Let the Holidays Begin!
I like to Christmas shop early in the season. I wait for the Christmas decorations to go up but like to be finished with my shopping list before the post Thanksgiving frenzy begins. It’s not that I don’t shop in December. But I find shopping in December to be a lot more fun if I… Continue reading Weekend in Columbus: Let the Holidays Begin!