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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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Festival Weekend: February 24-26, 2017

Morning, Festival Fans! I have recently received a lot of traffic from the states of Pennsylvania, Indiana and Kentucky.  As a result, many of you have written in to let me know of even more festivals (of which I’ve added to the list). Sharing the festival pages isn’t only helpful to those looking for a festival to visit – it’s …

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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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Festival Weekend: February 17-19, 2017

Hey there, Festival Fans! I am still recovering from my sugar intake at last weekend’s Donut Fest in Cleveland.  If you want to read about that experience, you can check it out at http://ohiofestivals.net/donut-fest-cleveland/ Also, if I haven’t been to your festival and you really think I should, you can now invite me to come and review your festival.  Requests …

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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 …

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Festival Weekend: February 10-12, 2017

Hey there, Festival Fans! Not a whole lot going on this weekend, but maybe that will give you the opportunity to get your sweetie some chocolate or flowers or a new hot tub for this Valentine’s Day this upcoming Tuesday (don’t forget!). There is a Donut Fest on Sunday in Cleveland, but you should already have tickets for that if …

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1.) Ice-A-Fair – Vermilion – February 4, 2017

On a sunny, winter day in downtown Vermilion… …ice sculptures were set about the town… …in celebration of an event called Ice-A-Fair. The sculptures caught visitors’ attention… …and often led them into area businesses… …where they might find some candles (Swan Creek)… …a sweet or salty snack (Poppin Around)… …a nice meal (Rudy’s/Wine Vault)… …or a little well-deserved pampering (Paradise …