New Cleveland Breweries in the Flats

When we moved to Washington in spring 2015, we committed to going back home to Ohio for key holidays and significant events. We knew Brian would be heading back regularly to meet with customers and assumed I would tag along for those trips. We told everyone we would build in plenty of time for visiting …

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Volunteering at the Seattle International Film Festival

In 2010, my friend gave me some of her extra tickets to the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF). I had never heard of it, despite the fact that it had run for 30+ years, and I was hooked. The next year I wrote some reviews for a local online news outlet in exchange for tickets, and the following …

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2015 Travel Recap

Each year I like to take a quick look back at some of my favorite memories--many from our adventures on the road--as a reminder that life is good. I'm so thankful for my amazing husband, family and friends, new and old!, who make life's journey worth every priceless moment. Here's to happy adventures in 2016! …

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Local Adventures: Worldy Fare

One of the things I love about traveling is trying new food and beverages. While I don't think it's the be all, end all of learning about a new culture,  it's certainly an important part and one I've learned to appreciate over the years. I've always been a relatively adventurous eater, but more and more …

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Run 4k Wine in Woodinville, Washington

Once the weather started to improve in Ohio this past spring, my husband and I headed back outside for our morning run. We had slacked off during the winter so it was painful getting back into our groove. We didn't really get comfortable until we moved to Washington and started running nearly every weekday. The …

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Northeast Ohio Wines, Wine Bars and Wineries

I'm a wine connoisseur like I'm an ice cream connoisseur--I like what I like. I don't have the training or palate to discern why I like certain wines (yet!), but I do enjoy a good glass of wine. My tastes continue to change along with my food pairing, environment and reason for enjoying a glass, …

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Road Trip: The Midwest and Plains

After months of planning, packing, panicking and preparing we finally hit the road for our move to the Pacific Northwest! The movers packed our house Wednesday and Thursday, they loaded the truck and our vehicle on Friday, and our families met us at the Corkscrew Saloon in Medina, Ohio, for one last send-off/early Mother's Day luncheon …

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Road Trip to the West Coast

The movers are scheduled, the purging has commenced and the 'to do' lists are growing daily--but we are just about ready to move across country! Although my husband has been flying around the country the last eleven weeks, I am just getting started booking my flights and figuring out our plans for transporting our household to Seattle. …

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The Sax Man: The Story Behind Cleveland’s Iconic Street Performer

A few weeks ago a saw a Facebook post by Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland that the brewery was hosting a film showing. Unusual, but what really caught my attention was that The Sax Man, a documentary about one of Cleveland's iconic street performers, was the film. The Sax Man film was part of last year's …

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