The Weekender started as a single page for the lifestyle section in a local weekly newspaper. In May of 2001, staff members of five area weekly newspapers joined together to publish the first 16-
The first color magazine-style publication was issued in the Spring of 2003 and intended to be distributed on a quarterly basis. The response was overwhelming and a subscription campaign was soon underway. The publishers immediately saw the need of expanding to bi-
Still distributed FREE to subscribers, the worldwide web enabled The Weekender to reach other areas besides Ohio with online, 3D, page-
The Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Michigan Weekenders were consolidated into one
monthly magazine in 2015 with “extended” coverage for the other states. We continued to feature “places to go, things to do, and people to see” across the United States for the fun side of life until 2020. Once Covid 19 hit and we were no longer able to travel freely, the Extended Weekender staff had the time to sit and review our coverage. We contemplated ways to better serve our readers and sponsoring clients. During our conversations, we realized destinations, adventures, events and attractions sometimes need more than a simple 2-day weekend. As travel destinations continue to welcome our readers, the staff rebranded the Weekender Extended Magazine to “Extended Weekend Getaways!” And now we’ve gone Global. That’s right. We’ve extended once again to include destinations outside the U.S. and across the World!