Welcome to Ohio Girl Travels

Hi, I’m Heather the traveler and storyteller behind Ohio Girl Travels. Thanks for being here, it’s nice to meet you!

Ohio Girl Travels is a blog for people who love weekend getaways, affordable luxury vacations, checking off bucket-list adventures, exploring breathtaking landscapes on an epic road trip or hitting the open road on a motorcycle.

My goal is to help you make the most of your days off. Whether you’re planning a quick weekend getaway or an epic bucket-list adventure, I hope you find resources here on Ohio Girl Travels to make your travel planning easier with curated destination guides and detailed travel itineraries.

My Story

Growing up in rural Ohio, near Springfield, I spent most of my childhood days at my grandparents’ barn raising pigs to show at the Clark County Fair.

With my show pig at the Clark County Fair

As a child, I loved learning about geography and voraciously read books set in faraway places…I never believed I would actually visit them. Our typical family vacations were road trips to the beaches of Florida and North Carolina and exploring small towns in Ohio. While I loved our family vacations, I always dreamt about exploring faraway destinations and experiencing other cultures.

Point of Rocks in Siesta Key, Florida

At the age of eighteen, I was bitten by the travel bug and more than fifteen years later, I have visited three continents, over thirty countries (many of those multiple times), forty of the United States and over one hundred cities.

I truly love exploring other cultures, religions and foods, and am always up for a new adventure. Whether floating in the Dead Sea in Israel, climbing the Great Wall of China, exploring Hindu temples in India, enjoying the view from the top of the highest building in Dubai, cruising the Seine River in Paris, tasting port in Portugal or eating tapas in Barcelona, nothing satisfies me more than being a citizen of the world!

Floating in the Dead Sea in Israel

When I’m not gallivanting the world, I love exploring the breathtaking landscapes of the United States, cruising the open road on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle and exploring my home state of Ohio

I currently live near Columbus, Ohio with my high-school sweetheart who is now my husband and our two fur-babies. Lulu, our sweet Golden Retriever we rescued from a puppy mill and Spud, our orange cat full of personality we rescued as a kitten.

How did Ohio Girl Travels come about?

I’ve always had a passion for writing and journaling, but never thought my words could help others. Beginning with my first international trip to London, England, I wrote every detail down of my trip and continue to do so throughout all my adventures. In 2014, I thought why not start a blog? It started as a hobby to document my adventures and has now grown into a community for travel lovers and adventure seekers.

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How Can We Work Together?

Do you represent a brand, product or travel destination that would be a great fit for my audience? Learn more about how to work with Ohio Girl Travels, here. Or email me to discuss how we can collaborate.

I hope you enjoy the content on this website. If you have a travel question about a destination not shown here, please email me. Chances are, I might have visited the location and haven’t written about it yet or I might know someone that has visited and can assist you better.

Thanks for being here, fellow travel lover! I hope my experiences inspire you to explore nearby hidden gems or book that flight to your ultimate bucket list destination! With love – Heather