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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Reasons Why I Love Cleveland: The Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Reasons Why I Love Cleveland: The Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Some of the best things in life really are free. Recently I’ve been inspired to opt outside more often and luckily enough, my home is located only 40 minutes away from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This park has over 140 miles of trails to explore and protects over 33,000 acres of land. Read on to discover the many reasons why I love the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Pin this to save for later! Reasons Why I Love Cleveland: The Cuyahoga Valley National Park Autumn is a beautiful time of year to visit the Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). I always find myself gravitating towards spending more time outdoors during the fall months, as the weather is crisp but enjoyable, the leaves are vibrant, and I know the impending doom of a cold and snowy Northeast Ohio winter. By no means am I an outdoorsy hiking expert, but below are a few ways I’ve really been enjoying the CVNP. These ideas will be great for newbie outdoor adventurers to mimic. Bike the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail. While this historic trail has 11 trail-heads in the CVNP, I like to drive from Cleveland to Peninsula and start biking there. […]

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Reasons Why I Love Cleveland: Beauty Shoppe

Reasons Why I Love Cleveland: Beauty Shoppe

According to Buffer’s State of Remote Work 2018 Report, in the United States over 40% of the workforce has spent at least some time working remotely and that number continues to grow. I am a part of that remote nation, as my company is headquartered in Massachusetts, but I work out of my home in Cleveland, OH. While being a remote worker has it’s advantages (i.e. no commute, no dress code, more flexibility, etc.), there are also many disadvantages (i.e. less human interaction, LOTS  of time read: too much at home or at coffee shops, no office cleaner, etc.). Enter the co-working space, Beauty Shoppe. Open space seating in the entrance of Beauty Shoppe Beauty Shoppe is a network of neighborhood co-working and office spaces, designed for all different types of entrepreneurs, remote workers, small businesses owners, and more. There is one location in Cleveland and multiple locations in Pittsburgh. Read about my recent experience at Beauty Shoppe in Cleveland, giving me one more reason to love my hometown…and get out of the house! Pin this to save for later! Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary day of co-working at Beauty Shoppe in exchange for a thoughtful review of their space. As always, all opinions […]

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Nine Creative Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

Nine Creative Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers

Oh me, oh my…how is it November? The fall always seems to fly by and before you know it, Christmas is here. If you are already starting to fret about gift-giving, here are nine creative gift ideas for travel lovers in your life. I have either asked for the below items myself or they are currently on my own wish list (hint, hint). Happy shopping and gifting! Pin this to save for later! Nine Creative Gift Ideas for Travel Lovers 1. Gift a globe: I have my grandfather’s globe in my living room, as well as a thrifted globe from the Cleveland Flea in my office. Just looking at them make me happy and inspire me to travel more! Our world is big and there are so many places to see. An alternative would be a map. My Aunt Sharon recently bought me a map from PushPinTravelMaps.com and I have loved putting the push pins where I’ve been and where I dream to go. 2. Plan a nearby weekend road-trip: Some people love to plan out their trips (me!), while others despise the detail work. For the past two years, I’ve given this gift to my parents and they’ve really […]

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Product Review of Formulate

Product Review of Formulate

Do you love your hair and wouldn’t change one thing about it? If you answered yes, I’m guessing you are in the 5-10% of women who would positively respond to that question. If you are vehemently shaking your head, you are with the resounding army of females shouting, “No! I hate X about my hair!” While I fall somewhere in the middle of those two categories, I was excited to learn about a new company called Formulate. This hair care company offers customized shampoo and conditioner that are specific to your needs, wants, lifestyle and environment. Take a look at my product review of Formulate. Product Review of Formulate Screenshot: https://www.formulate.co/ Please note: I was invited by Formulate to review their product in exchange for a complimentary shampoo and conditioner customized to my preferences. All opinions are 100% my own. First Impression: You start by taking a short survey so that Formulate’s hair engineers and chemists can get to know your hair goals. Some example questions they ask you include where you live (climate), what look you are trying to achieve (more volume, less dryness, increased growth, etc.), and your current hair condition. For me, this included the following: When my […]

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How to Save Money on Accommodation

How to Save Money on Accommodation

Source: Pixabay This year, the world’s third-largest airline in terms of revenue, United Airlines, added more low-cost options for their flights. Good news like this is always welcome for travelers, although that’s just a small part of a bigger picture. Traveling in general still has a long way to go in terms of being an affordable hobby. Like airfare, accommodation can still be financially draining. You need to time things right as well as other variables to help you prepare to make the most out of your budget. By Travel and Error previously shared some tips on how to save money on airfare. This time, let’s look at how to do the same on accommodation. Location is key According to research by the National Academy of Sciences, the locations of medium and large hotels are mainly related to land prices and their proximity to local attractions. These factors affect their rates, so look for accommodation in less crowded areas, especially if your destination has good public transport systems. Adding a few more minutes of travel time and small transit fees may be worth trading for big savings on hotel expenses. Travel during the shoulder season The shoulder season refers to […]

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30 Under 30 Update

30 Under 30 Update

A few months ago, I shared this post about how I was trying to complete 30 goals before I turned thirty years old. My birthday was exactly two weeks ago, so I thought it was about time to share how this yearlong journey panned out. While I achieved and enjoyed some, I miserably failed at others. Here’s my 30 under 30 update… 30 Under 30 Update Goals I Loved (& was good at): Reading a book a month – I exceeded this goal with the help of the Hoopla app, as well as the Lakewood Public Library. Here’s my top 7 favorites: Cold Tangerines by Shauna Niequist At Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider Daring to Hope by Katie Davis Majors Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis Cooking a new recipe each month – I am a creature of habit with my groceries so this was a particularly hard goal for me. It forced me to actually make those pins on my Pinterest food board! Below are my top 3 picks. Moussaka – Warning! This takes forever to make but it’s […]

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A Long Weekend in New Orleans

A Long Weekend in New Orleans

The Big Easy has lots of claims to fame. Amazing creole and Cajun food, toe-tapping jazz music, history and assorted folklore…and that’s not even scratching the surface. One of my top destinations I wanted to visit in 2018 was New Orleans and this adventure was extra special because it was my first ever trip with just me and my dad. Read on to hear about how we spent a long weekend in New Orleans. Pin this to save for later! A Long Weekend in New Orleans Friday 9:00 AM: Flight departs – CLE to MSY Don’t forget to pack good walking shoes and an umbrella! We visited during hurricane season and knew showers were in the forecast. My dad spoiled me and flew us first class…and it was AWESOME! This was my first (and maybe only) time getting such treatment and it was a stark contrast to my most recent budget airline flight. Thanks, pops! 1:00 PM: Arrive in New Orleans After a 15-minute cab ride, we arrived in the French Quarter and dropped off our luggage at Hotel Monteleone. This historic hotel is located in the heart of downtown on Royal Street, has been owned by the same family […]

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