It’s no secret that I love wineries. When the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake and Lake Erie Canopy Tours reached out to see if I’d like to come visit this spring, I jumped at the opportunity! I live on the west-side of Cleveland, so Geneva-on-the-Lake is about an hour drive away from my home. Since Mother’s Day was this past weekend, I asked my middle sister, Bekah, and my mother, Theresa, to join me. Despite the weather being unseasonably cold, we still had a lovely time. Here’s what we did for our weekend getaway to Geneva-on-the-Lake. Pin this to save for later! L-R: Bekah, my middle sister, me, and my mom, Theresa Please note: While some of the below opportunities were complimentary, all of my opinions are 100% my own. Weekend Getaway to Geneva-on-the-Lake Where We Stayed: The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is located on Lake Erie, right next to Geneva State Park. It is the perfect location to visit the strip, tour multiple wineries, hike through the state park or have a lake-side retreat. The Lodge offers over 100 rooms and over 20 small cottages. We stayed in cottage 26 which had a small kitchenette, two bedrooms (one King bed and one […]
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Did you know that Windsor is only three hours away from Cleveland? You can stand on the Detroit riverfront and wave hello to our Canadian neighbors. I’ve visited Detroit quite a few times over the past four months and decided to take a short day trip to Windsor since I’ve never been there. Here’s what my 24 hours in Windsor, Canada looked like. 24 Hours in Windsor, Canada Getting there from Detroit: There are two ways to cross into Windsor from Detroit: via the Detroit-Windsor tunnel and via the Ambassador bridge. The tunnel has a small fee ($5 or so), but I’ve heard it takes less time due to semi-trucks needing to take the bridge. What to do: My first recommended stop once you cross into Windsor would be to visit the tourism bureau. The staff member was so friendly and accommodating. She supplied plenty of maps and ideas of fun things to do in the area. (Just a FYI, your phone aka your GPS lifeline won’t work in Canada if you don’t have an international plan.) My second recommendation is to take a stroll through Sculpture Park. You’ll get a great view of downtown Detroit, ensure you achieve your steps […]
Over Veteran’s Day weekend, my mom and I took a quick trip to the Finger Lakes in New York and I quickly fell in love with this Midwest wine region. According to fingerlakestravelny.com, the Finger Lakes has eleven lakes spread like fingers across central New York. Native American legend believes that these lakes were left behind by the Great Spirit who blessed this land with his hands. The lakes include: Skaneateles, Otisco, Owasco, Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka, Canandaigua, Honeoye, Canadice, Conesus and Hemlock. Visiting this area during the fall is especially beautiful because of the changing colors of the trees, crisp autumn air and harvest season is taking place. Below is the itinerary that I planned prior to leaving. I’ve also included tips and ideas that will help you map out your adventure. Read more of my weekend getaway from Cleveland to the Finger Lakes below! Weekend Getaway from Cleveland to the Finger Lakes Friday Directions 9:00 AM: Depart Cleveland (Be sure to pack yummy snacks, download your favorite podcasts and bring plenty of water. Read my article on three travel tips for an enjoyable road trip here!) 1:30 PM: Tasting at Dr. Frank Wines (My mom and I LOVED this winery. It’s located right on Keuka Lake and has […]
My roommate Molly and I have been wanting to go to Seattle for almost 2 years and finally the timing worked out to go together! In late April, we had the opportunity to visit this rainy but fun Pacific Northwest city that we had heard so much about. If you’re interested in visiting or are currently planning a trip to the Emerald City, I hope that this will provide you with an ideal itinerary for a long weekend in Seattle (or at least some fun ideas). Enjoy! Itinerary for a Long Weekend in Seattle Friday Getting There: We departed CLE at 3:25 PM and arrived in Seattle at 5:33 PM. I would definitely recommend trying to get a non-stop flight if you’re coming from Cleveland or the Eastern Time Zone. It’s almost a 5-hour flight, so with a long flight and a 3-hour time change, it’s beneficial to opt for the non-stop flight! We found a deal on Frontier Airlines for less than $200/per person round-trip. Go budget airlines! Where To Stay: Molly and I stayed at the Belltown Inn. While this definitely wasn’t the fanciest of places to stay, it was clean, had friendly and helpful staff and was in our price range […]
Ah, the infamous wine country. Have you been? I’ve heard from multiple people that once you go, you’ll want to return every year. Before I went, I thought, “Why would you ever want to do that? There are SO many other places in our world to see.” Then I experienced the laid-back and friendly atmosphere, rolling hills of lush vineyards, and seemingly endless wine tastings (starting as early as 9-10 AM)…and I GET IT. Sonoma Valley, you won me over and I’m already itching to return next fall. Take a gander at my recommendations of where to eat/drink/taste, what to do, and where to stay. Book a trip to wine country and you won’t regret it! P.S. Who’s joining me for next year’s trip?! A big thank you to my friend, Jenny, who flew out to enjoy wine country with me! EAT // DRINK // TASTE Sebastiani Vineyards and Winery: After checking into our VRBO (more details below), Jenny and I made our way to Sebastiani Winery. We parked our car in downtown Sonoma, which is quaint and adorable, and walked to Sebastiani. It’s only about a 5-minute stroll from downtown. They have a beautiful garden area outside where you can sip and […]
To you, Linwood Park might not mean too much. To me, it’s a little slice of heaven on earth. Nestled in Vermilion, OH, whose slogan is “a Small Town on a Great Lake”, lies a respite for me and my family. When I enter through the park gates, a sense of rest, relaxation and peace rushes over me. I feel at home…and isn’t that a great feeling?! Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Linwood Park is a community filled with quaint white cottages, a beautiful, old church (called the Tabernacle), and a candy store filled with 1 cent sweets. It’s as if you are taking a step back in time to the good ole days. (Read more about the history of the Park here.) This slower pace will allow you to connect with family and friends, finally read that book that’s collecting dust on your nightstand, and witness some of the prettiest sunsets of your summer…dare I say it, life. My grandparents bought a cottage at Linwood when my dad was in school and still have it to this day. Since birth, I have been spending time “at the beach” and numerous of my fond childhood and adult memories have taken place there. A few of my favorites include: 4th of July […]