Posts by Leland

The Best Ohio Getaways

The Best Ohio Getaways

Everyone needs to have a special place to just get away from it all. After a grueling week of work, nothing takes the edge off like a good old trip into the Ohio wilderness. The Midwestern beauty of this state is really something to be grateful for. In all directions, there are caves waiting to be explored, lakes ready to sail on, and gorgeous hiking trails that can take you through the most...

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Your Guide to the Flavor! Napa Valley Festival

Your Guide to the Flavor! Napa Valley Festival

Napa Valley is home to world-class wine and wine enthusiasts. This year, the Flavor! Napa Valley Festival is March 22-26. This event incorporates┬áNapa Valley’s best chefs and winemakers for an event that will “invigorate both mind and palate.” Read on to pick the best events to attend in the festival schedule and learn about Flavor! Napa Valley. The Napa Valley weather in...

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Five Things You Can Do at Hickory Run State Park

Five Things You Can Do at Hickory Run State Park

Consisting of nearly 16,000 acres in Pennsylvania’s Carbon County, Hickory Run State Park in the Poconos is an awesome year-round destination for outdoor activities. Here are five of the most fun ways to spend the day at Hickory Run. 1. Hit the Trail Hiking is one of the most celebrated activities at Hickory Run, with more than 44 miles of trails. The park’s website delineates...

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The History of Palmer, Alaska

The History of Palmer, Alaska

Palmer lies less than one hour northeast of Anchorage. The community was established in the breathtaking Matanuska Valley sandwiched between the Chugach Range and the Talkeetna Mountains. For centuries, the destination was home to the Ahtna Athabaskan and Dena’ina peoples. The hunter/gatherers regularly traded with other Native communities. The first group of Europeans arrived in 1741. The...

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Leavenworth, Washington: A Mystical Winter Wonderland

Leavenworth, Washington: A Mystical Winter Wonderland

Leavenworth, Washington is one of the most festive locations in the country during the winter season. You’re probably wondering: What is Leavenworth, WA like in January and the rest of winter? The town is part of Chelan County in west central Washington and is nestled at the base of the Cascade Mountains. The small town is also modeled after the Bavarian tradition and pieces of the culture...

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