Old North Cemetery

Throwing it back to August’s New England road trip again today! As I mentioned in previous posts from this trip*, we had no real destinations or purpose. Jeff wanted to eat lobster roll and I was interested in the many, many old cemeteries that cover the area. Even with those things in mind, we were

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three favorite Cleveland cemeteries

I really love Cleveland. I think we’re a totally underrated city, and I want to do my best to help spread the word that this should be a place you visit at least once. Last month I shared some of my favorite spots in Cleveland, and before that, I spilled the beans on my favorite

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Hug Point

Throwing it back to our honeymoon today… I thought visiting Cannon Beach was a guarantee I’d see some sea stars and other interesting intertidal creatures. No such luck. When we got back to the hotel for the evening, Jeff and I set off to work figuring out what we’d do the next morning. Hitting up

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Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach has been on my list of spots to visit since the second I knew it existed. A gorgeous beach along the Oregon coast, home to Haystack Rock, a 235-foot sea stack, and one of the most beautiful places my eyes have ever seen. Tons of tourists traveling Highway 101 stop here every year and

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Stroups gone honeymoonin’

See those people up there? That’s two folks on their honeymoon! We’ve been talking about it for years and just now finally made it a priority to get to the Pacific Northwest. Tickets from Cleveland to Seattle are never really all that cheap so it always ends up being one of the first places we

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Old Burial Hill Cemetery

Old Burial Hill Cemetery in Marblehead, Massachusetts came highly recommended by many folks whose travel suggestions I hold in high regard. Not that that matters because after visiting Salem I had completely forgotten about those recommendations. Luckily, as we were leaving the area, I thought to look at the FindAGrave app. I spotted the name

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the Atlantic Ocean!

Willard Beach – South Portland, ME On our last trip to Maine, back in 2016, I made it a point to visit a few spots along the ocean. (Giant’s Stairs, Pemaquid Point & Acadia NP) I loooove Lake Erie but the ocean just makes me feel whole. It sounds so dramatic, especially from someone who

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Cleveland favorites!

Three years ago I wrote a small guide to my favorite spots in Cleveland.  I recently revisited that guide and realized just how terribly out of date it is. A handful of those spots have closed, and I’ve discovered many others that I adore. Cleveland is a really rad city. We have so much to

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