How To Travel Local

If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking forward to your next vacation, whether it be a weekend getaway or a trip abroad. While I do enjoy planning my travels, I also don’t want to be constantly thinking about the future rather than living in the moment. Here are my tips for how you can see your current town and its surrounding area through new eyes.

My Ancestry Travel Goals

A few years ago I got to dip my feet into Lake Thun in Thun, Switzerland, on which my great, great grandfather was a ferry boat operator. I’ve slowly dabbled in learning more about my ancestry and recently got my ancestry.com DNA test back. The results? Some of it was expected, but some of it was a huge surprise. All of it sparked my wanderlust and I now have several new destinations on my list.

2017 Year Round Up

My New Year’s resolution last year was to start a travel blog. I’ve never been good at following through with hobbies, but this project has been the perfect blend of travel, writing, and photography to keep me interested and challenged. However, the best part is that it pushes me to prioritize traveling when I might otherwise get sucked into the daily grind. It has also encouraged me to travel local (how had I not been to the mustard museum before this year?) and try to view familiar places with fresh eyes. I feel super lucky to have had these adventures in 2017…

Cleveland Rocks!

Before this summer, all I knew about Cleveland was that there was some controversy related to LeBron James. After a few vacation days there, I’m happy to have learned just a little bit more. My top take-away? This mid-sized city has a surprising number of things to do and has hometown pride in spades.

SuitcaseEnvy’s Guide to Niagara Falls

Going through the Niagara Falls area en route to Toronto, I had no idea that there’s much more to see than just the falls themselves. From state parks to Lake Ontario to vineyards galore, there is no shortage of natural beauty in this region. Read on to learn how to spend a few days taking in all that Niagara has to offer!