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Festival Weekend: March 24-26, 2017

Morning, festival fans! Well, festivals and events are starting to slow down for a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Along with the many shows in Ohio this weekend and an Indoor Music Festival (also in Ohio), there’s a Polka Festival in West Virginia, an Arts and Crafts Festival in the Pittsburgh area of PA, a …

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Festival Weekend: March 17-19, 2017

Happy St. Paddy’s Day Weekend, Festival Fans! Along with your occasional St. Paddy’s Day events, there are some really cool festivals this weekend. In Peebles, there’s an interesting festival at the Serpent Mounds (I’ve always wanted to go there).  In Hinckley, where the buzzards have been returning every year on March 15th (today) since 1819, they’ll be celebrating their return …

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Festival Weekend: March 10-12, 2017

Morning, Festival Fans! Maple syrup still dominates this weekend with a variety of shows and events.  The weather forecast calls for cooler temperatures, so anywhere with a hot pancake breakfast sounds about good right now. So far this year, this is the first weekend where all surrounding states have some festival going on this weekend.  This is significant because it …

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Festival Weekend: March 3-5, 2017

Morning, Festival Fans! If Arnold Schwarzenegger, pumping iron and energy bars isn’t your thing, there are also fests this weekend about maple syrup, beer and wine. But you really should read the Arnold Sports Festival review because it is an interesting experience. Also, this weekend, you can visit some various shows and expos.  Or maybe you’ll want to check out …

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Kristian’s Winter Getaway – Day 4 – Gasparilla Pirate Festival

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I went on a 4 day trip to Florida for some solo travel time.  This is one of four posts about that trip. ********************************************* Saturday, January 28, 2017 On my last full day in Florida, I headed out to Tampa to meet up with my cousin and his husband. After a nice Cuban breakfast… …we headed to their …

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Kristian’s Winter Getaway – Day 3 – International Festival of the Arts

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I went on a 4 day trip to Florida for some solo travel time.  This is one of four posts about that trip. ********************************************* Friday, January 27, 2017   Although I missed Universal’s Harry Potter Festival by attending the day before… …I did not miss the International Festival of the Arts at Epcot. Basically, this festival consisted of …

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Kristian’s Winter Getaway – Day 2 – Universal

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I went on a 4 day trip to Florida for some solo travel time.  This is one of four posts about that trip. ********************************************* Thursday, January 26, 2017 Even though the Harry Potter Festival was taking place at Universal Studios from Friday to Sunday (a coincidence, I promise you), I knew I had better luck experiencing the parks …

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Kristian’s Winter Getaway – Day 1 – Orlando

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I went on a 4 day trip to Florida for some solo travel time.  This is one of four posts about that trip. ********************************************* Wednesday, January 25, 2017 With my family’s blessing, I went on a 4 day trip to Orlando, Florida in order to check out Universal Studios Florida/Islands of Adventure and their Harry Potter attractions, spend …

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2.) Donut Fest – Cleveland – February 12, 2017

  AUTHOR’S NOTE: I was given a press pass admission so that I could document the event. ********************************************* Within Cleveland’s Hotcards building… …the first annual Donut Fest was taking place. Festival goers entered at their ticketed time, where they received a bag… …holding donut sample tickets (along with coffee tickets and coupons)… …and perhaps even more swag, depending on the …