Category Archives: United States

Monterey, California ~ www.ohiogirltravels.com

7 Reasons to Visit Monterey County, California

Monterey County is home to more than a dozen charming towns, miles of beautiful coastline, amazing scenic drives and some of the best landscapes in California! With just a few short days to explore Monterey County there wasn’t enough time to take-in all the beauty of this California gem. Although I didn’t get through my… Read More



San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Francisco Botanical Garden

Located within the Golden Gate Park, the 55-acre San Francisco Botanical Garden is an urban oasis. With over 8,000 plant species from around the world, visitors are treated to a stunning display of flora in landscaped gardens and open spaces. With San Francisco’s unique microclimate the botanical gardens are home to numerous plant species that… Read More


Golden Gate Bridge ~ www.ohiogirltravels.com

5 Ways to Experience the Golden Gate Bridge

As one of the most iconic bridges in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge is a must see when visiting San Francisco! Named after the Golden Gate Strait (the entrance to San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean), the Golden Gate Bridge was completed in 1937 after four years of construction. The 4,200-foot long suspension… Read More


North Carolina Craft Beers ~ www.ohiogirltravels.com

A Craft Beer Lover’s Paradise in Western North Carolina

Craft beer lovers will be delighted at the unique personalities and robust flavors of the numerous craft brews that can be enjoyed in Western North Carolina! Western North Carolina is a mecca for craft breweries with Asheville having more breweries per capita than any other U.S. city and nearby Waynesville, in Haywood County, boasts the… Read More


Smoky Mountains ~ www.ohiogirltravels.com

Hiking Purchase Knob in the Smoky Mountains

There is just something about taking a hike that makes me find inner peace. Especially with the surrounding beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Haywood County boasts hundreds of miles of hiking trails within the thousands of acres of the Smoky Mountains, making for an outdoor and nature enthusiast’s dream! Haywood County provides… Read More


Skiing in North Carolina ~ www.ohiogirltravels.com

Skiing in Western North Carolina

Looking for awesome skiing and snowboarding in the eastern United States? Then look no further than North Carolina! To be honest, I never thought of North Carolina as a ski destination, but after visiting two of the six (Appalachian Ski Mountain, Beech Mountain Resort, Cataloochee Ski Area, Sapphire Valley, Sugar Mountain Resort and Wolf Ridge… Read More


Haywood County, North Carolina

12 Reasons to Visit Haywood County, North Carolina

Located in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, the charming Haywood County often is over-shadowed by the eclectic city of Asheville (approximately 25 miles east of Haywood County). With five unique towns (Canton, Clyde, Lake Junaluska, Maggie Valley and Waynesville) Haywood County welcomes visitors to stroll their charming downtowns, shop at locally owned small… Read More


Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Nashville

Last weekend, my husband and I enjoyed a long weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. Nashville has been a quick getaway for several years to visit some of my two favorite people, my brother and sister-in-law. Over the past few years, my husband and I love visiting Nashville for the warm Southern hospitality, delicious Southern food, lively… Read More


Chicago, Illinois Part II

Chicago, Illinois Part II

I hope you enjoyed my previous blog, Chicago Part I! With so many attractions to visit, here are a few of my favorite spots in Chicago. One of the reasons I adore Chicago, is the architecture. With beautiful buildings that have been lovingly restored throughout the city, Chicago is an architectural model. When other major… Read More