Ohio

You’ve probably heard this phrase before: “Cleveland rocks!” And you may have raised an eyebrow, emitted a scoff, or otherwise emoted your disbelief that this moderate-sized Midwestern city could really be that cool. But here’s the thing: Cleveland really DOES rock, and has a lot more going for it than many travelers realize. To prove…
You may not think that “tourist” and “Cleveland” naturally go together. But hear me out before you click away from this post. Cleveland has long been the butt of jokes; jokes about the Cuyahoga River catching on fire, jokes about mob ties and corrupt politicians; jokes about how it seems like the Universe has been…
Columbus, Ohio, is known for a few things. It’s the capital city of Ohio, and also the largest city in the state. It’s known for sports-centric The Ohio State University (yes, the “The” is actually part of the university’s name). And the Columbus Zoo, along with its Director Emeritus Jack Hanna, is world famous, especially for…
It’s a conversation I often have when I’m traveling: the “so where are you from?” conversation. And, weirdly, when I tell people that I’m…
The United States is a really big place. With 50 states and more than 320 million people, this country of mine is perhaps one…
Unless you are from the state of Ohio (and even that isn’t a guarantee), then you probably haven’t heard of the Hocking Hills. Located…
I’ve admitted to this before, but growing up in northeast Ohio, I was a pretty terrible Ohioan. I basically ignored most of the cool…
Fall had arrived literally overnight in Ohio, and I found myself shivering beneath my fleece and brand new bike shorts as as we boarded…
How much do you know about the Great Lakes? Maybe you know that they straddle the border between the U.S. and Canada. Perhaps you…
The counterculture movement is alive and well in Yellow Springs, Ohio. This hippie-minded village in Southwest Ohio has always sort of fascinated me, ever since…

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