A Long Weekend in Lake Chelan

We have heard from so many people about Lake Chelan and the surrounding area. It seems like its everyone's favorite summer getaway-- many people have a second home there or schedule an annual vacation rental. We certainly appreciate the appeal of spending summers on a lake. Brian's family owns a cottage on Lake Erie where …

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Yakima Valley Wine Country: Rattlesnake Hills

For an early wedding anniversary getaway we spent a weekend in Yakima Valley, exploring the various wine regions. After a great day of tasting wines in Prosser's Vintner's Village, we were ready to tackle the many wineries throughout Rattlesnake Hills. I had researched quite a few tasting rooms for us to visit so we started out early …

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Yakima Valley Wine Country: Vintner’s Village

When I told people at work we were going to Yakima for a long weekend to celebrate our anniversary, some of them seemed surprised. Why in the world would we drive *all the way* over to Yakima? What was there to do in Yakima? I was flummoxed. I had been wanting to go to Yakima …

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Wine Tasting at the Woodland Park Zoo

We wrapped up my birthday week at the Tasting Flight wine event at Woodland Park Zoo after work on Friday night! I came across the event several months ago when I was looking into concerts at the zoo (we're heading there to see the B-52s in a couple weeks--hooray!). It's a good thing I bought our …

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Wine Tasting on Whidbey Island

For months we've watched passengers take the ferry from Mukilteo to Whidbey Island and talked about doing it ourselves. It's one of those things that's in your backyard and seems like something you'll eventually do. However, because it's so close and because you believe you can do it at any time, you never get around to doing it. When …

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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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Local Adventure: Geneva-on-the-Lake

We haven't been doing much or going anywhere since we're really getting close to the wedding, but I did get to sneak in a local adventure thanks to my bachelorette party! My amazing maid of honor/officiant/friend planned a wonderful weekend at Geneva-on-the-Lake, which is about an hour from us up on Lake Erie. I had …

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Local Adventures: Hartville, Ohio

Work has been crazy pretty much since the day I arrived. I was nervous about making the switch from an agency to a corporate setting because everyone told me I would be bored. That suggestion is laughable. Since I joined, the university has: undergone a name and brand change (I started several months before this …

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