Fan Girl Friday: Heather Rader, Ohio Girl Travels

Fan Girl Friday: Heather Rader, Ohio Girl Travels

Welcome to week four of Fan Girl Friday! This series is devoted to introducing you to some of the best bloggers I know. If you missed week 1, week 2 or week 3, please be sure to go back and read those posts. Today I’m putting the spotlight on a fellow Ohioan who has a huge dose of wanderlust…Heather from Ohio Girl Travels (OhioGirlTravels.com)! Pin this to save for later! Question 1: Why did you start your blog? “I’ve always had a passion for writing and have kept journals throughout my travels. In 2014, I decided to start my blog as a creative outlet and to encourage others to travel and experience new things.” Question 2: Why should people follow along with your blogging adventures? “I’m just an ordinary (and very lucky) girl who travels to extraordinary places. On my blog, I share my first-hand experiences, highlight local places, provide travel tips and share photographs to inspire others to travel.” Question 3: What’s your biggest blog-related accomplishment to date? “It’s a dream come true that I can travel and share my passion for travel. The fact that I’ve been blogging for almost 5 years is probably my biggest accomplishment, I’m fortunate that people still want to read what I have to say!” Question 4: What is […]

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Five Fun Ways to Cherish Your Travel Photos & Memories

Five Fun Ways to Cherish Your Travel Photos & Memories

How do you cherish your travel photos and memorabilia? I’m oh so very guilty when it comes to this. I enjoy taking hundreds of pictures on trips or saving every ticket stub and promising myself I’ll scrapbook those…but I never do. Vacation ends, work begins, and then this task gets pushed to the very bottom of my to do list (never to return). I’ve done a bit of research and discovered five fun ways to cherish your travels photos and memories. I hope to enact a few of these this year. Join me, won’t you? Pin this to save for later! Five Fun Ways to Cherish Your Travel Photos & Memories Create a bullet journal (or for those less artsy, just a normal writing journal) throughout your trip. Time on an airplane, bus or car? Jot down your thoughts on your favorite parts of the trip so far. What was the best food you ate or the most delicious drink you tasted? Did you have a song that you kept listening to over & over again? What museums did you visit? How did XYZ place make you feel? Who were you with? Years down the road, you’ll love looking back […]

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Fan Girl Friday: Jenna Johnson, The Scrounge

Fan Girl Friday: Jenna Johnson, The Scrounge

We made it guys…TGIF! I’m happy to continue my #FanGirlFriday series today and introduce you to one of my very best friends. If you missed week 1 or week 2 of this series, be sure to go back and read those posts! Today I’m putting the spotlight on my college housemate, my favorite Chicagoan, one of my very best friends….Jenna Johnson (Blog: The Scrounge)!   Pin this to save for later! Fan Girl Friday: Jenna, The Scrounge Question 1: Why did you start your blog? “I originally started the Scrounge as a place to write down the recipes I was making so I didn’t forget them. About 4 years ago I was laid off from my job in advertising. It ended up be a blessing in disguise because I was very unhappy there. During my time off, I started to explore cooking. Before that point, I had never really been into cooking. I was a dancer all of my life even through college and during my college dance career I really started to take control of my diet and grew a strong interest in nutrition. I even explored minoring in nutrition, and I still wish I had, however, I was intimidated by […]

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Letter Board Message Ideas for Pre- & Post- Vacation

Letter Board Message Ideas for Pre- & Post- Vacation

Do you own a letter board? If you don’t know what I’m taking about, type the words “letter board” into Pinterest and you’ll know exactly what I mean. While I don’t own one of these creative outlets, I hope to buy one soon! I love seeing the funny quotes people post on their Instagram or snap on their Facebook, so today I thought I’d share a few of my favorites. If you own a letter board, these would be perfect letter board messages ideas for pre- or post-vacation. Pin this to save for later Letter Board Message Ideas for Pre- & Post- Vacation Pre-vacation My to do list pre-vacation usually consists of the following: get ahead at work, lose 10 pounds, buy cute vacation outfits, tan a few times, etc. All of the below letter board messages resonated with me. How about you? My brain has too many tabs open. Abs are great…but have you tried tacos? Photo credit & source here. I want buns of steel, but I also want buns of cinnamon. If only my teeth were as white as my legs. This whole ‘having a job thing’ is really getting in the way of me living my […]

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Reasons Why I Love Cleveland: Somewhere in Time 1969

Reasons Why I Love Cleveland: Somewhere in Time 1969

Have you ever been to the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society? I am so excited to announce that I’m partnering with them to help promote their upcoming event, Somewhere in Time 1969. This is Cleveland History Center’s annual signature event which helps raise money to support education and public programs for nearly 35,000 students, families, and seniors. Disclosure: In exchange for helping to promote this event, I have received two complimentary tickets to this groovy gathering. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. The event features live music, a full bar, a costume contest, silent auction and more! I’ve never been to this party, but based on last year’s pictures, it seems like an awesome event! I’m taking my boyfriend, Brian, and we are currently brainstorming what costumes we should wear. Inspiration from WholeSaleHalloweenCostumes.com: Should we do it? lol If you are interested in attending, please click here to buy your tickets! I’ll be sure to update my post with event and costume photos, but for now…peace out!

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Fan Girl Friday: Kat, World Wide Honeymoon

Fan Girl Friday: Kat, World Wide Honeymoon

Happy Friday, friend! Last week I started up one of my favorite past blog series, #FanGirlFriday! If you missed week #1, click here to see who I featured. I love this series because it allows me to introduce you to some of the best bloggers I know. Today I’m happy to feature the adventurous, the fun-loving….Katherine (Kat) (Blog: World Wide Honeymoon)! Pin this to save for later! Fan Girl Friday: Kat, World Wide Honeymoon Question 1: Why did you start your blog? “I say it was probably a quarter-life crisis. I was hating my job in public accounting and was struggling to find what it is that I cared about and wanted to pursue a career in. It was then that I realized that my favorite thing to do is travel, and after having traveled to over 28 countries as a solo traveler, traveling with friends, and now traveling with my husband, I wanted to write about it and give advice to others. It wasn’t until I was planning my wedding and learning about travel hacking, the art of collecting miles and points for free travels, that I knew I wanted to teach others about that too! I also travel a […]

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Fan Girl Friday: Michelle, The Great Wide Somewhere

Fan Girl Friday: Michelle, The Great Wide Somewhere

Welcome to 2019, friend! I hope the first few days of January have treated you well. Do you remember my blog series, Fan Girl Friday? I published this a few years ago and I’m happy to say I’m bringing it back! This is a fun way to introduce you to some of my favorite bloggers. Each one of these ladies has valuable content and their blogs are very fun to read! Many of them are also my friends IRL too :). Today I’m putting the spotlight on the lovely, the talented….Michelle Weigold (Blog: The Great Wide Somewhere)! Pin this to save for later! Fan Girl Friday: Michelle, The Great Wide Somewhere Question 1: Why did you start your blog? “I actually first started blogging back in 2005 when it was first starting up. I had a Xanga page if any of you even remember that! I never really stopped, but then in 2015 it occurred to me that I should start blogging for others rather than just for myself. People were always asking me for my travel itineraries and advice, and I love sharing my photos so it all just happened naturally! Once I started taking it seriously and looking into […]

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Christmas In Cleveland: Six Spots to Boost Your Holiday Cheer

Christmas In Cleveland: Six Spots to Boost Your Holiday Cheer

It really is the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes I find myself rushing around like a mad woman instead of truly enjoying the holiday season. Can you relate? I encourage you to read this post and then schedule one day or even a few hours to do one of these six things. Christmas in Cleveland is quite magical in my opinion, so I hope you’ll take advantage of everything our area has to offer during this holiday season. Pin this to save for later! Christmas In Cleveland: Six Spots to Boost Your Holiday Cheer Number 1 1. See a show at Playhouse Square, double points if it’s holiday-themed. Get fancied up, gaze at the world’s largest outdoor chandelier and see how downtown sparkles with glittery lights. Grab a glass of wine or two at Heinen’s and eat dinner at Lola’s on East 4th beforehand for a full evening out. If you don’t know about Smart Seats, be sure to check out how to get these affordable seats in the second largest theater district in the U.S. Yep, you read that correctly. Screenshot from www.playhousesquare.org…look at all of the amazing shows coming up! Number 2 2. Spend a lazy […]

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Christmas in Chicago: 7 Reasons To Visit the Windy City During the Holiday Season

Christmas in Chicago: 7 Reasons To Visit the Windy City During the Holiday Season

There is something so magical about Chicago during the holiday season. Christmas in Chicago means lights soften the everyday hustle, greenery gives life to the gray skies and glittery storefront displays dazzle passersby. Not only was the Windy City recently voted #1 Best Big City in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler’s 2018 Reader’s Choice awards, it also is America’s most asked about city according to Expedia in December 2017. I recently visited this award-winning destination and wanted to share with you 7 reasons why you should visit the Windy City during the holiday season. Pin this to save for later! Disclaimer: I am not a super excitable person. It takes a lot to make my heart flutter, so when you see me jumping up and down joyfully, you know something amazing has happened. A few weeks ago, the Illinois Office of Tourism reached out to see if I wanted to visit the Windy City in exchange for helping to promote travel to the area during the upcoming holiday season. Here’s where my eyes got big, heart grew full and head went a little dizzy…my first out-of-state press trip! Back when I started ByTravelandError.com in 2016, I dreamt of opportunities […]

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