Haunted History of Marietta, Ohio: 7 Spooky, Kooky, Crazy Tales

Haunted History of Marietta, Ohio: 7 Spooky, Kooky, Crazy Tales

There’s plenty if reasons to love the haunted history of Marietta, Ohio, even if you’re not of fan of getting the pants scared off you. The cute Southern Ohio city has awesome restaurants, beautiful scenery, and plenty of American history to keep you revisiting. But, if you want to head there to check out its haunted past, there’s plenty of spots to visit. Here’s my seven favorite places to get your haunted Marietta, Ohio thrill fill. On my first day visiting Marietta, Ohio, the gang at Hidden Marietta gave me (and…

7 Ways to Keep Your Allergies in Check While Traveling

7 Ways to Keep Your Allergies in Check While Traveling

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ForgetAllergies #CollectiveBias.  Being a travel writer and living out of a suitcase has both its advantages and disadvantages. On the upside, there’s definitely nothing like seeing the world and bringing along both my teen daughter and husband to share in the fun and education. The downside? Every time we open up a hotel or resort door there’s always a chance one of us will suffer from an allergy symptoms. Whether it’s seasonal…

10 Ways Marietta, Ohio Is so Much More than its Tomatoes

10 Ways Marietta, Ohio Is so Much More than its Tomatoes

If you live anywhere in Ohio, you know about Marietta tomatoes. The perfect shade of tomato red, sweet, and hearty, they’ve definitely put the city on the produce map. But what’s the draw when it’s not Marietta Tomato season? On a recent trip to the city I discovered 10 reasons why Marietta, Ohio is so much more than its famous tomatoes. I’ve passed by Marietta, Ohio dozens of times in my travels with the hope that one day I’d get to visit the quaint city in person. My seventh grade Ohio…

6 Must See Broadway Shows Coming to Pittsburgh this Season (and a Hamilton Announcement!)

6 Must See Broadway Shows Coming to Pittsburgh this Season (and a Hamilton Announcement!)

We headed to Pittsburgh, PA, for a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announcement of its upcoming Broadway show season last Monday and it was so worth it! The special season ticket holder event was packed and, with folks anxiously anticipating the shows that will be making Broadway fans save the trip to Manhattan, Ken Rice made the announcements with celebratory cheers. Here’s six must-see Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Broadway shows coming to Pittsburgh for its 2017-2018 season and why you’ll need to check them out – and a special Hamilton in Pittsburgh announcement! SCHOOL…

Pittsburgh Staycation Ideas: Three Awesome Themes

Pittsburgh Staycation Ideas: Three Awesome Themes

While many folks hit the beach or head hundreds of miles away for Spring Break, my family is the opposite. Personally, I’d rather stay local and, for my family, Pittsburgh is local. There’s so many fun activities for families this time of year, making it a great city for visiting. Here’s three Pittsburgh staycation ideas that will give you themed options for a fun vacation at home. Pittsburgh Staycation: Culture For families that want to take in local Pittsburgh sights and iconic spots, a culture staycation is ideal. Ride an…

Do You Know the 5 W’s of Spring Break Family Travel Planning?

Do You Know the 5 W’s of Spring Break Family Travel Planning?

When it comes to Spring Break travel I can tell you when and where to visit, but for me and my family? We stay home! That’s my time to spring clean and prepare for a busy travel season. I’m all about visiting travel hot spots during the low crowd levels, aka off season, but that doesn’t mean that I’m the only one. Sometimes work and school schedules don’t allow for that sort of flexibility and it’s completely understandable. Or sometimes there are folks that love the hustle and bustle of…

7 Places to Celebrate Pi Day in Pittsburgh

7 Places to Celebrate Pi Day in Pittsburgh

When it comes to celebrating Pi Day (a salute to the never-ending ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter), my family gets on board every year. My hilarious husband even bought me a t-shirt  from Think Geek with the mathematical symbol on it as a gift. When I think pi, in this foodie family I automatically think pie that’s either sweet or savory, so I asked local foodies where they’d go to celebrate Pi Day. From the delicious desserts to tasty Italian staples, here’s seven fun places to celebrate…

7 Stunning Places to Watch Sunsets in Pittsburgh

7 Stunning Places to Watch Sunsets in Pittsburgh

Think about where to watch beautiful sunsets and your first thought may be the beach. But have you considered Pittsburgh, PA, as a sunset viewing destination? If a visit to the city proper is on your radar, from an eagle’s eye view to a classic amusement park ride, here’s seven places to watch  sunsets in Pittsburgh! PNC Park Here me out on this one. Yes, the sun will be in your face if you score a southwest-facing view of the game, but you’ll get to see a stadium sunset. Grab a…

Seven Must-See Shows Coming to the Pittsburgh Cultural District this March

Seven Must-See Shows Coming to the Pittsburgh Cultural District this March

One of the best reasons to visit Pittsburgh is to check out a live show, and the Cultural District is the place to head to. There’s world-renowned acts, those you may have heard about, and those you maybe haven’t heard about but should. This March there’s plenty of new shows coming to the Pittsburgh Cultural District this March, but these seven have made our short list. 1. The Beauty Queen of Leenane When: March 2-4, 2017 Where: August Wilson Center In a Nutshell: Druid returns with the brilliantly subversive The Beauty Queen…

New York Times Travel Show: New Bucket List Destinations for 2017

New York Times Travel Show: New Bucket List Destinations for 2017

Our first visit to the New York Times Travel Show was a fun and exhausting one! Three days of chatting with visiting destinations, culinary demonstrations, and live performances gave us a new fervor for the city and new travel destinations that weren’t previously on our radar. Norway We love the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, don’t get us wrong, but having the chance to chat with representatives from the country is making Mr.  Locke chomp at the bit to visit. While the spring and summer months are preferable for both temperature and…