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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 …

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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 …

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44.) Jeromesville Sycamore Festival – October 1, 2016

In the village of Jeromesville (originally spelled Jeromeville)… …the Jeromesville Sycamore Festival took place at Dr. Lewis Memorial Park… …to celebrate the nation’s largest sycamore tree. To see the tree, you needed to fill out a waiver for a ticket… …and then take your ticket to board one of the hayride vehicles. After a two mile ride on road, field and …

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43.) Ohio City Street Festival – Cleveland – September 25, 2016

Parts of West 25th Street were closed to traffic… …so that Clevelanders could celebrate the Ohio City Street Festival. Here, as local organizations performed… …and men sold Hillary Clinton buttons… …festival goers walked along sections of lined tables… …hosted by area galleries (Zygote), flower shops (Lush and Lovely)… …legal practices (Taubman), athletic clubs (Tremont)… …farms (Ohio City Farm)… …inspiring non-profit …