Lake Erie Roadtrip #2 – Cleveland, Xmas and Rock & Roll

Everyone told me not to go to Cleveland as apparently it was boring and dull – I could not disagree more. Maybe it was because I went in expecting the worst but I was pleasantly surprised. Cleveland has several different neighbourhoods to it and each one with a different querk. We got there late the first night and headed to the main downtown area. There we played some bowling at this really nice alley and wandered the streets which were all full of funky bars, cupcake shops, nice restaurants and tons of lights and happy people. After that we drove out to Ohio City and grabbed some food at a diner and went dancing. The whole time I kept thinking I was in Williamsburg as everything was so damn hip.

Zzz. The next day we went to this little street called Coventry which was full of hipsteresque cafes and shops. It felt really trendy and reminded me of Portland, OR. We ate at somewhere called Tommy’s and it was delicious. I got pancakes and a breakfast platter – definitely recommend! They also have vegan and gluten-free options and it was a very cute and homey place. Shoutout to our waitress who smiled the whole time!

Finally it was time for the main course – the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I got Glastonbury flashbacks as we walked up to it due to the pyramid structure. If you go make sure you check online for discounts as we managed to get student pricing (even though they don’t advertise that inside). The building is split into different levels with some museum areas, exhibitions, movies etc. We were there for under two hours but you could easily spend all day truly embracing the whole place. I’ll try not and be too annoying and upload a gazillion photos but it’s easy to get carried away in there. They have exhibits from Elvis to Beyonce and everyone in between – so really anyone will enjoy themselves inside. It isn’t all text, text, text either as there are interactive exhibits and lots of music (duh) so you won’t get bored.

One of the more random things that we found in Cleveland was the A Christmas Story house. I have never seen or even heard of this movie but Mel was adamant on us checking it out. It’s literally in the middle of a suburban street and then opposite is a museum and gift shop. They do hourly tours and it was pretty surreal as everything was ‘Christmas’ yet it was Easter haha. Maybe this winter I’ll watch the movie and get it more but for me this was a little confusing…

From there we just wandered around Cleveland a little checking out the giant chandelier and we attempted to go to Westside Market but it was hella busy (it looks awesome though so if you get the chance then go check it out). Our drive back to Toronto was long but pretty smooth – just played a bunch of car games and stopped off for more Timmy’s. Then we spent like two/three days in the Can which was lovely. It was a really brief trip but definitely a fun one!


Nicosia - Borders & Mosques

Day Out - Aphrodite's Rock

Paphos - Castle & Sights

Day Out - Cinque Terre

Florence - Duomo & David

Day Out - Leaning Tower of Pisa

Day Out - Mayfield Lavender Farm

Taipei - Jiufen and Yehliu GeoPark

Taipei - 101

Yangshou - Li River

Day Out - Longji Rice Terraces

Guilin - Sun & Moon Pagodas

Shanghai - Bund and Temples

Xi'an - Terracotta Army

Day Out - Great Wall of China

Beijing - Temple of Heaven

Beijing - Tiananmen and Forbidden City

Helsinki - Seurasaari

Helsinki - Cathedral & Suomenlinna

Day Out - Lantern Festival London

Vatican City - Peter and the Pope

Day Out - Pompeii

Rome 2 - Colosseum and Forum

Rome - Food, Trevi and Pantheon

Madrid - Bear and Tree

Hotel One Shot Prado 23 Review

AVE Renfe Train Review

Day Out - La Tomatina

Valencia - Aquarium & Gulliver

Air Europa Review

Adventure - Scandinavia 2016

Bergen - Boats and Fish

FlΓ₯m - Hikes and Views

Oslo - Vikings and Ships

Oslo - Vigeland and Ski Jump

Stockholm - Abba & Meatballs

Copenhagen - Land

Copenhagen - Water

Day Out - Frederiksborg Castle

Adventure - Israel 2016

Jerusalem - Places to eat and drink!

Jerusalem - Old City

Jerusalem - Museums and Markets

Day Out - Makhtesh Ramon

Tel Aviv - Places to eat and drink!

Tel Aviv - Outside the city

Tel Aviv - In the city

Day Out - Caesarea

Haifa - Places to eat and drink!

Haifa - Wadi Nisnas & Mount Carmel

Haifa - Bahai Gardens

Day in the Life - Tel Aviv

Day Out - Horashim Forest

#13 - Israel

Barcelona #2 - Montjuic & Barri Gotic

Barcelona #1 - Gaudi

Bristol - Things to eat and drink!

Bristol - Things to do and see!

Day Out - Sherwood Forest

#12 - Xmas

Day Out - Winterville London

Zurich - Outside the city

Zurich - In the city

Day Out - Harry Potter Studio Tour

Adventure - Japan 2015

Tokyo 2

Nara & Hiroshima



Kyoto 2


Tokyo & DisneySea


Boston Islands - What to see and do!

Boston - What to eat and drink!

Boston - What to see and do!

Seattle - What to see and do!

Adventure - British Columbia 2015

British Columbia 3 - Victoria

British Columbia 2 - Vancouver

British Columbia 1 - Whistler

Adventure - Alaska 2015

Juneau - Outside the city

Juneau - In the city

Whittier - Glaciers, Bears & Whales

Anchorage - Outside the city

Anchorage - In the city

Denali - ATVs, Huskies and a Moose

Louisville - What to see and do!

Little Rock - What to see and do!

Oklahoma City - What to see and do!

Kansas City - What to see and do!

St. Louis - What to see and do!

Memphis - What to see and do!

Great Smoky Mountains #2 - Hike and Fog

Great Smoky Mountains #1 - Bears & Dixie Stampede

Lake Erie Roadtrip #2 - Cleveland, Xmas and Rock & Roll

Lake Erie Roadtrip #1 - Toronto to Detroit

Fargo - What to see and do!

Reykjavik - Outside the city

Reykjavik - In the city

NYC Winter #2 - Markets, Lights and Trees

NYC Winter #1 - The Christmas Cluster

Day Out - The First Thanksgiving

New Orleans - What to see and do!

Montreal - Food Walking Tour

Montreal - Dos and Don'ts

Austin - What to eat and drink!

Austin - What to see and do!

Ghent in a day

Bruges in a day

Brussels in a day

Lisbon Day #3 - Tiles and Trams

Lisbon Day #2 - We Hate Tourism and Sintra

Lisbon Day #1 - Parque das Naçáes

Mountain Roadtrip #6 - Potatoes, Temple and Pride

Mountain Roadtrip #5 - Deer, Lakes and Cowboys

Mountain Roadtrip #4 - Yellowstone

Mountain Roadtrip #3 - Dudes, Spirits and Towers

Mountain Roadtrip #2 - Storms, Bison and Mount Rushmore

Mountain Roadtrip #1 - Denver, Snow and Red Rocks

Baltimore - Crabs, Old Bay and Beer

Las Vegas #2 - The Strip

Las Vegas #1 - Neon Museum, Hoover Dam & Fremont St

Day Out - Santacon NYC 2013

Balloon Roadtrip #4 - Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2013

Balloon Roadtrip #3 - Albuquerque

Balloon Roadtrip #2 - Flagstaff to Farmington

Balloon Roadtrip #1 - LA to Flagstaff