Letter from the Editor: April 2016

Growing up, I didn’t travel much. It wasn’t until recently that I started venturing out to new places. And once I took my first trip, I already was planning my next adventure.

Growing up, I didn’t travel much. It wasn’t until recently that I started venturing out to new places. And once I took my first trip, I already was planning my next adventure.

My first trip was a nice drive to Chicago. We stayed in a hotel and walked everywhere. Once the car was parked in the hotel’s parking deck, we left it there until it was time to journey back home. We tried deep-dish pizza, walked along Lake Michigan, checked out the iconic “bean” in Millennium Park, visited the fish at Shedd Aquarium, shopped at stores on Michigan Avenue and made our way to the John Hancock Observatory to see the city from 94 floors up, among other things. It was a trip to remember!

For my next adventure, I flew to Las Vegas. It was my first experience flying, and I was nervous the whole time we were ascending. Once we were above the clouds, I was fine. When we touched land, I was ecstatic. As we got off the plane and were greeted by slot machines in the airport, I was ready for the fun to begin. From shows and gambling to sunny days and delicious meals, we enjoyed every minute.

Since then, I’ve ventured to Chicago again and made some small trips to Pittsburgh. I’m planning my next trip to Denver later this month.

If you’re anything like me, then one thing is bound to happen every time you pack your bags and venture off. I always miss home just a tad at some point. Vacationing is nice, but nothing beats coming home.

Whenever I do get home from a vacation, I always want to continue that relaxed, no-worries vibe. And it doesn’t hurt if I stop in somewhere I’ve never been before. Thankfully, Stark County has tons of entertaining places from which to choose. From wineries and bars to coffee shops, arcades and more, there’s something for everyone in Stark after dark.

Maybe you’re more into a relaxing evening at home after a big trip. It couldn’t hurt to add a cocktail to that agenda. Find some great recipes from our Signature Sips Cocktail Competition. Sip and enjoy!

Until next month,
Kelsey Reinhart, editor