As mentioned, I am an avid journaller when I travel, but I recently got a new travel journal that allows me to start journalling before my trip. I love it!
When I begin planning a trip I do a ton of research. I cram a lot into each trip I take and want to make sure that I’m making the best use of my time and money, so I usually jot down a few notes here and there as I begin studying ticket prices, the hours different places are open, and where each thing is located. Some of you will probably cringe when you learn that I keep the majority of this information in my head.
This travel journal designed by Katie Vernon has plenty of space to jot my planning notes in the front section and then write about the experience in the back half of the book. So smart!
I’ll use it as I narrow down the things I want to do in Italy this summer, but until then, I plan to do some exploring in my home state of Ohio and am using the journal AND Ohio Off The Beaten Path to plan some weekend expeditions.
This book has so many great tidbits of information. It is divided into the different regions within Ohio which makes it easy to organize weekend getaways. I live in southwest Ohio and thought I’d seen it all around here, but no — there are some things I’ve missed. One of my first jaunts will likely be to Woodland Cemetery in Dayton. It may be a strange outing for a Saturday morning, but you’ll read why I wanted to go once I write that post.
Many of my Ohio adventures are included in this book: the places I visited in Ohio’s Amish country, the boardwalk and wineries of Geneva-on-the-Lake, the Shawshank tour I took in Mansfield, Ohio, and the
But now I think I’ll plan a weekend up in the northwest corner of the state. Toledo has more to offer than I’d thought and it’s not very far away. I’ve started making my notes and hope to explore many other places in Ohio as I peruse this book.
You never know what you’ll find off-the-beaten path in Ohio. Quirkiness, for sure. For instance, there’s an office building shaped like a basket that used to be Longaberger’s headquarters.
I can’t wait to see what else I’ll discover in Ohio! I’m ready to write about it all already!
What off-the-beaten path attraction is in your neck of the woods?