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Where to go and what to do during those rare times you're not eating. Here is our round-up of favorite spots around NEOhio and beyond. Festivals, sporting events, general fun - you'll find it here.

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in All Posts, Elsewhere, Header, Play | 4 comments

Midwest Weekend Getaways – Presque Isle PA

Midwest Weekend Getaways – Presque Isle PA

When you live in Ohio, your options for quick getaways don’t always sound hot and sexy: Quick trip to Indiana, romantic weekend in Illinois, weekend getaways in Pennsylvania.

I can’t really come up with a fantastic lie as to why our Lake Erie Beaches outrank somewhere like Siesta Key, but I can tell you that we do have beaches and you can have fun without the 20 hour car ride to Florida.… Read More

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Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Header, Play | 1 comment

Northeast Ohio Water Parks: 8 Faves for Cooling Off with the Kids

Northeast Ohio Water Parks: 8 Faves for Cooling Off with the Kids

Hey guys, so guess what? It’s mid-July and summer showed up. Yup, all 90° and hot-and-steamy and stuff.

You know what this means: get thyself to the pool, quick! By my stellar math calculations, most of us have less than six weeks to do this before 1) it’s back-to-school, 2) the pools are drained, or 3) it snows.… Read More

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Posted by on Jun 29, 2013 in All Posts, Elsewhere, Header, Play | 1 comment

Weekend Getaways Near Ohio – Chicago

Weekend Getaways Near Ohio – Chicago

It’s that time of year – scheduling vacation days! For those of us who work 40+ hours a week, the vacation day is a cherished, strategically-placed 8 hours that allow us the mind-break we need. Traditionally, vacations are thought to be a “week vaca to the tropics” etc, but what I find to be the most bang for the buck are weekend getaways near Ohio. These spots are close enough to drive (cheap enough to fly sometimes, even) and are perfect for spending anywhere between 2.5-5 days. Read More

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Akron, Header, Play, Shop | 1 comment

Crafty Mart: Akron’s Living Etsy Shop

Crafty Mart: Akron’s Living Etsy Shop

Browsing Etsy is fun, but it's usually just that for me, browsing. However, when you put those shops on a table and allow me to pick items up, smell them (promise I'm talking about soaps and body butters... maybe), feel them and get caught up in the excitement, I buy, buy, buy. Perfect business concept! The creators of Crafty Mart just so happen to be savvy, and have smarty pants because they did just that. Read More! Read More

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in All Posts, Elsewhere, Header, Play | 4 comments

Indy 500: Why You Need To Go in 2014

Indy 500: Why You Need To Go in 2014

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway's Indy 500 is coined "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing", and it really lives up to it. This year was the 97th running of the Indy 500, which is chock full of traditions. A reading of how the track was created, the release of multi-colored ballons, a rendition of "Back Home Again in Indiana", the National Anthem, among everything else 'Murica. Opening ceremonies were exciting in themselves, and at times chill inducing, which only gave way to an even more exciting grand event. Read More! Read More

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Cleveland, Header, Play, Shop | 0 comments

Urban Treasure Hunting at The Cleveland Flea

Urban Treasure Hunting at The Cleveland Flea

We have a little Mother’s Day tradition in our household. Futureman and the boys give me a day where I set the agenda – food, shopping, whatever I want to do – no complaints from them allowed. I LOVE THIS DAY, mostly because it involves exactly zero stops at Game Stop, but also because I get to watch their amazement at how much eating, shopping, and additional eating I can pack into a single day.… Read More

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Posted by on May 22, 2013 in Play | 2 comments

Midweek Mentions: May 22-28

Midweek Mentions: May 22-28

Find out what to do and where to go in Akron and Canton Ohio for the week of May 22-28, 2013. Read more about our adventures and what you can be doing this weekend here. A glimpse into this week: Taste of Canton is today and tomorrow, May 22-23, in Downtown Canton. The Gervasi Piazzi officially opens this Friday the 24th, with a full menu. Rock the Lock at Lock 3 is Friday, May 24th at 7 p.m. The Indy 500 race is this Sunday, BAM! Healthy Cuisine, sandwiched between the UNhealthy new Winking Lizard and Handel’s Ice Cream, is OPEN in their new digs at Washington Square. Read More

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in All Posts, Play | 0 comments

Midweek Mentions: May 15-21

Midweek Mentions: May 15-21

Each week, mid-week, we'll mention a few local haps worthy of checking out. Check out this week's events that Collyn and Lisa plan to attend, or would love for you to check out. Have some of your own suggestions? Feel free to leave them in the comments and we'll be sure to check them out. This week's happenings: Countryside Farmer's Market, Breezy Hill Farm, Canton Art Walk and The Taste of Canton. Find out when to go, what to bring and where you can find these. Read More

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in All Posts, Cleveland, Drinks, Header, Play | 0 comments

Ohio City Patios: Celebratory Saturday Patio Bouncing

Ohio City Patios: Celebratory Saturday Patio Bouncing

One of the best traits of Ohio City is how easy it is to get around and walk from point a to point b....c,d, and e. Parking at West Side Market, we ran through the vendors and got tons of great produce, cookies, popcorn and cheese then stopped at the car to drop everything off. We didn't have to move the car or worry about finding additional parking as all our spots were within a few blocks. PATIO RECOMMENDATIONS Because the only thing that makes a beverage better, is drinking that beverage outside in the sunshine on a patio. Read More

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Cleveland, Drinks, Eats, Play | 0 comments

10 Hours in Gordon Square: Dinner, Drinks, and a Birthday Pickle

10 Hours in Gordon Square: Dinner, Drinks, and a Birthday Pickle

Last Friday, for our dear friend Lilia’s 29th (+ maybe a few) birthday, Lisa and I headed up to CLE to help her celebrate. After a short deliberation of where to celebrate - E. 4th, Gordon Square or Tremont, we settled on Gordon Square, one of our favorite walkable neighborhoods. Infested with bearded plaid-shirted hipsters, yes, but still a fave. Read More

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Akron, All Posts, Play | 0 comments

Big Sports in a Growing City: Akron Aeros

Big Sports in a Growing City: Akron Aeros

All of us non-Clevelanders have been there - jealous desires of wanting to take a swift car ride to Progressive Field, or even walking from an amazing restaurant to a ball game. You guys up North kind of have it made... BUT. Low and behold. We have our own Summit county gem of a stadium, with a treasure of a team. (I sound like a pirate now, right? I'll stop. Promise.) The Akron Aeros. Read More

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in All Posts, Cleveland, Play, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Cleveland Restaurant Week – Exploring Local Fare

Cleveland Restaurant Week – Exploring Local Fare

Cleveland Restaurant Week is a great reminder of why we should go to Cleveland to eat. Basically, this is a genius concept - it's a way for those of us outside of Cleveland and immediate surrounding areas to come up and try various places we might not otherwise. For a variety of reasons, whether it be a new place we're not sure about, a normally pricey menu, or a menu full of items we've never ventured to try, THIS is the reason to try them all. Read More

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in All Posts, Canton, Drinks, Play | 0 comments

Downtown Canton Pub Tour 2013: Five Bars, One Night

Downtown Canton Pub Tour 2013: Five Bars, One Night

It had been a while since we all had gone on a big St. Patty’s pub crawl, so my coworker Jen and I decided it was time we plan a good one. Even better, ystark!, the young professional arm of the Canton Chamber of Commerce, was on board to sponsor it with us. YES. The plan was to hit five local, independent bars in four hours – all within a few very walkable blocks of Downtown Canton, with the last stop being a bar and restaurant where people could stay for dinner. We scheduled 45 minutes at each bar, with 15 minutes in between to get people “corralled” and give ‘em time to pay up and walk to the next location. To our surprise, it worked! Read More
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