Small Town America: 5 Foodie Finds in Downtown Wooster, Ohio

Veggie sushi at Basil Asian Bistro.

The more I visit big cities, the more it’s becoming blatantly aware to me that small town America is the way to go when it comes to travel. Not only do the cities love your patronage, each is a happy reminder of what America was decades ago and how sheer tenacity and perseverance has kept each thriving. My recent visit to Wooster, Ohio, gave me a glimpse of each’s historic past and the way they both cater to locals and visitors – through their stomachs! From quaint cafes to Asian…

Leave your passport at home and visit Dublin, Ohio instead!

One of the beautiful walls in Dublin, Ohio

Cities named after Irish towns are all over the United States. There’s Erin, New York, Belfast, Pennsylvania, and even Killarney, Florida. But, when I think of THE most popular city in Ireland, I have to think of Dublin. It turns out there’s a Dublin, Ohio- only a few minutes northwest of Columbus and the city has a fervor for all things Irish. You don’t need to pull your passport out of storage to experience Irish fun any time of year- but when celebrating St. Patrick’s Day it’s the time of…

Metro PCS Presents Monster Jam in Pittsburgh February 12-14: Details and Giveaway!

 Monster trucks. World class drivers.Never the same show twice. Sound appealing? Then you definitely need to take the family to Monster Jam® in Pittsburgh! From January 12-14, 2016, Consol Energy Center will be transformed into an off-roading dirt track filled with some of the most recognizable Monster Trucks ever including Grave Digger®, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt®, and so many other fun trucks. Parties in the Pit will be available for select shows and you and the kids can get up close and personal with the trucks and the drivers- not…

Trekking Through the Snow

Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait to throw on your winter boots, jacket, scarf, hat, mittens, and in my case, snow pants, and race outside to be the first to make tracks in the snow? I never remember being cold when I was a kid so it was a lot easier back then. Now, with each passing winter, warmer climates become more and more appealing to me. But this photo and the way the sun is making the snow sparkle makes me think of those younger…

So That’s What a Giraffe’s Whiskers Look Like Up Close! #FortWayne

Remember the 1980’s and how trips to the zoo would involve looking at all of the animals from behind a screened enclosure and glass windows? So much has changed in the zoo world in a couple of decades. Now, instead of merely admiring giraffes from afar, many zoos have interactive areas for their giraffes where you can feed them and even pet their heads if they’re willing. This is definitely my favorite giraffe pic from our visit to Fort Wayne in early June. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has tons…