Why CLE?

Jen is a born-and-raised Cleveland girl who is dedicated to experiencing and celebrating all the wonderful places in town, with her son Jeffrey, her husband Matthew, and a cavalcade of the best gal pals you could ever want. Jen owns her own consulting business; blogs for her own site, as well as Northeast Ohio Parent and Cleveland Plus; and holds board positions with Playhouse Square Partners and the John Carroll University Cleveland Alumni Chapter. She likes to say she wears many hats, all of them sparkly. Oh, and Jen is a big fan of all things sparkly, festive, and fun! Join her as she continues to find new and exciting things to do in the city we proudly call home!

Spring Break One-Tank Trips: Toledo

For the second installment of my Spring Break One-Tank Trips series, we headed west to visit Toledo, with some help from blogger Hayliestory, filmmaker Zak Films, and Destination Toledo. We started... Read more

Spring Break One-Tank Trip: Columbus

With spring break just around the corner, you might be looking for a fun family trip to take without going too far. In the first of two posts on one-tank family road trips, let’s take a trip down 71... Read more

Taking Your Kids on a Date

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s the perfect time to think about not just taking your significant other on a date, but taking your kids on a date, too. When planning a date, it’s always helpf... Read more

On the Town Survival Guide: Indoor Waterparks

Winter in Northeast Ohio means trying to find ways to burn your kids’ seemingly endless energy, while being stuck indoors. One of our favorite things to do this time of year is to visit one of the m... Read more

Cleveland is my Disney World

My family went on a trip to Walt Disney World last month. It was magical and exciting and fun and exhausting, all at once. When we returned, it got me thinking about how you can enjoy a lot of the ... Read more

Bringing Local Cleveland Foods to Your Thanksgiving Table

As Thanksgiving approaches, you may be wondering about ways to incorporate local products into your Thanksgiving celebrations. This is a great time to not only support local businesses, but also show ... Read more

An Insider’s Guide to Halloween Events in Northeast Ohio

There are a ton of Halloween events happening this month all over the greater Cleveland/Akron region. How do you know which ones are fun, which ones are scary, which ones are crazy crowded, and which ... Read more

Keeping the Culture Going in Cleveland

Cleveland had an incredible summer of culture, with lots of special events and exhibitions that put the city even more in the forefront of the cultural scene. From “Hamilton” to the Infinity Mi... Read more

What it Really Means to be the GOAT

When I pitched this post a month ago, the idea was to come up with a list of people who could potentially replace LeBron James on the iconic banner space in downtown Cleveland.   The idea w... Read more

A Nostalgic Cleveland Summer: 5 Classic Attractions That Have Stood the Test of Time

There are so many great things to do in Cleveland in the summer, but I found myself getting nostalgic for the things that I would do as a kid. And plenty of those places and activities still exist, so... Read more

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