Ohio Memorial Honors Those Who Gave All in Fight Against Terrorism
Sep14

Ohio Memorial Honors Those Who Gave All in Fight Against Terrorism

the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial in Sunbury. It serves as a remembrance of those service members from Ohio who have fallen during the War on Terrorism since Sept. 11, 2001.

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Nevada Travel: Driving the Extraterrestrial Highway
Aug29

Nevada Travel: Driving the Extraterrestrial Highway

I drove the 98.4-mile long Nevada State Route 375, the Extraterrestrial Highway. Why? I am curious about the Area 51 mystique.

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Where Can You Hang Glide in Florida? Florida Ridge Air Sports Park in Clewiston.
Aug09

Where Can You Hang Glide in Florida? Florida Ridge Air Sports Park in Clewiston.

Where can you hang glide in Florida? I found the perfect spot to do it, Florida Ridge Air Sports Park, in Clewiston in Southwest Florida.

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Solo Travel in Georgia: 24 Hours in Plains
Jul14

Solo Travel in Georgia: 24 Hours in Plains

I spent 24 hours in Plains and attended Sunday School with former President Jimmy Carter at Maranatha Baptist Church. Here’s a timeline of my trip.

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How to Spend 24 Hours in Butler County, Ohio
Jun30

How to Spend 24 Hours in Butler County, Ohio

Is 24 hours in Butler County, Ohio, enough time to experience this charming destination? No, but it was all the time I had. The kaleidoscope of activities, food, and fun I experienced in those 24 hours left me wanting more.

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How I Got Buzzed (by Bees) on My Birthday
Jun11

How I Got Buzzed (by Bees) on My Birthday

Here is a tale of getting a buzz, by bees, on my birthday with an #Airbnb Experience. It was exhilarating yet a little scary, being surrounded by honeybees in Southwest Ranches near Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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A Kayaking Trip Reminds Me I Am Enough
May16
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Should a Solo Female Traveler Drink Absinth?
Apr24

Should a Solo Female Traveler Drink Absinth?

Should a solo female traveler drink absinth? I asked myself that question before booking an Airbnb Experience of an absinth tasting in Berlin, Germany.

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Eat Like a Local on Bangkok Food Tours
Jan24

Eat Like a Local on Bangkok Food Tours

My friend Pam is from Thailand and every month, she hosts a Thai food cooking lesson in her home. Her dishes keep my memories of the daily Bangkok food tours I took vivid. Pam has taught me to make yummy dishes such as chicken satay with peanut sauce and my favorite entrée, pad Thai.

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Ohio Travel: My Butler County Donut Trail Adventure
Oct24

Ohio Travel: My Butler County Donut Trail Adventure

Yumola! I had the experience of traveling through Ohio and literally rolling through the Butler County Donut Trail. Founded in 2016, the Butler County Donut Trail is 80-miles with 12 participating donut shops serving up sweet deliciousness.

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Are Punta Gorda, Florida and Hamilton, Ohio Twin Cities?
Sep04

Are Punta Gorda, Florida and Hamilton, Ohio Twin Cities?

There’s no doubt much of Southwest Florida has its roots in the Midwest. Look around during the winter, heck, even year-round, and you’ll see plenty of license plates from states as Ohio, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Toledo Blade which runs through North Port into Charlotte County is named after The Blade, or the Toledo Blade, the daily newspaper of Toledo, Ohio.

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Florida Travel: Underground Wonderland at Florida Caverns State Park
Jul29

Florida Travel: Underground Wonderland at Florida Caverns State Park

“Stalactites hang down like tights on a clothing line,” I remember my mom telling me sometime during my childhood. When it was time for college, I began as a communications major and ended with a bachelor’s degree in rocks and dirt, otherwise known as earth science.

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Travel to Germany: Walking Tour Uses Five Senses to Discover East Berlin of Yesteryear
Jun17

Travel to Germany: Walking Tour Uses Five Senses to Discover East Berlin of Yesteryear

Following Dirk down the sidewalk along Karl-Mark-Allee, a boulevard built during the days of the German Democratic Republic, and looking at the pre-fabricated apartment buildings, I imagined what life was like in a 1949 – 1990 East Berlin behind the Berlin Wall. Admittedly, I am ignorant when it comes to historical events around the GDR, a totalitarian Communist dictatorship, but with each step during the tour, Dirk painted a vivid image of what that life looked like through engaging the five senses.

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Florida Travel: Teen-Owned Sage Paddle Company Offers Fab Fun on Navarre Beach
May31

Florida Travel: Teen-Owned Sage Paddle Company Offers Fab Fun on Navarre Beach

“Are you having fun?” 16-year-old Sage Offutt asked with a smile as she pulled up next to me on her teal-colored scooter. Her long, strawberry-blonde hair was loosely tied up in a bun on top of her head and she wore a tie-dyed T-shirt which read, “Just Livin’ the Dream.”

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Traveling Solo to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Apr29

Traveling Solo to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

If you were give an airline ticket to visit any place in the world, where would you go? Traveling to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, was a big check off my bucket list and don’t think it would have ever happened without the assistance of Turkish Airlines. See, in October 2015 they ran a campaign launching new air service between Miami and Istanbul, Turkey.

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