The Art of the Road Trip

After using my GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition for about a month, I’ve discovered three noticeable flaws: poor audio quality, the inability to zoom and the overwhelming desire it gives me to record everything and anything that steps in front of my camera, even when I otherwise would not consider capturing it. The latter is how […]

At the End of the Rainbow

The Golski and Heyd families were not the only new arrivals in Florida this week; as soon as we decided to make the journey to the Gulf, Tropical Storm Colin decided to roll in, too. I like to think that we’re trend setters of sorts, and that Colin just had to come pay us a visit, just to […]

Free Food, Photo Ops and Florida

As I’m composing this post, I’m sitting on a porch with a smoothie in my hand and a clear view of palm trees, blue skies and sunshine. The sound of children giggling resonates throughout the house, and the cry of someone pleading for aloe is drifting from the kitchen. Life is pretty grand. We finally made […]

The Only Ten I’ve Seen

My family’s cottage on Atwood Lake is home to an accumulation of hand-me-down couches and recliners that no longer fit the stylish standards of “this season’s” (or this decade’s) décor. Among these mismatched items stands a five-shelf bookshelf that showcases a small portion of my great-grandfather’s library of encyclopedias, poetry, drama and philosophical texts. The […]

Atwood Lake Escapades

Atwood Lake in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, is a place so akin to a second home to me that I can hardly justify calling a visit here an adventure. My grandparents have owned their cottage since the ’70s, and my grandma’s brother has owned the cottage across the street for just as long. Thus, I have spent weekends […]

Going Pro at Edgewater Park

I recently splurged and bought myself a GoPro Hero 4 Silver Edition, and while I could argue that it’s becoming my closest adventuring companion, I’ll be the first to admit that the title of this post is a bit misleading– I’m definitely still in the process of mastering the art of Going Pro as a GoProer. (In […]

Old Schooled

Brownhelm Elementary School: Home to the the famous three Rs of education: reading, writing and rusty old railings. (Okay, maybe that’s the four Rs. There’s a reason why I didn’t include arithmetic, after all!) This old school opened its doors in 1889 housed grades 1-12 for over 60 years before the Firelands Local School District […]

Rocking Around the Sandusky

Some girls look forward to receiving cute texts wishing them a good night, sans biting bed bugs. Others cherish waking up to thoughtful “good morning” messages, reminding them how they’re in the forefront of their significant others’ minds, even in the earliest of hours. I, on the other hand, was particularly satisfied one afternoon when I found […]

Hike Farther

Waking up the morning after a day of hiking covered in scrapes and feeling noticeably sore is a strong indicator of two things: 1. I’m rather out of shape, and 2. The previous day’s adventure was pretty successful. On this humid, overcast Saturday afternoon, I ventured to Cascade Park in Elyria, Ohio. In addition to several hiking trails in […]