Sandy Mitchell

 Terry Michelle Goodman
Terry Michelle Goodman

  • Sandy Mitchell is a resident of Cleveland since 1980, travel writer for the area, and the author of several guidebooks for the city's neighborhoods including "Cleveland's Little Italy" and "Cleveland's Slavic Village."
  • Before turning to travel writing, Mitchell worked as a travel agent, tour guide, cruise school teacher, and travel agency manager for 18 years.


Sandy Mitchell is a former writer for Tripsavvy who was the expert on all things Cleveland for nearly 11 years. A northeast resident since 1980 and travel representative for over 18 years, Mitchell's firm understanding of the city and travel propelled her career as a travel writer.

 after living in the city's Slavic Village neighborhood for more than 10 years, Mitchell moved to Geneva, in the heart of Ohio's wine country, where she's a homeowner, landlord, organic gardener, and avid promoter of all things to do with Northeast Ohio, its history, and its culture.

Mitchell is a full-time freelance writer and a regular contributor for Yahoo! Local covering Cleveland events and attractions. Her work has been published in numerous print and Web publications including The Better Drink, Live Life Travel Magazine, USA,, and Mahogany Magazine. Mitchell's first guidebook, "Cleveland's Little Italy," was published by Arcadia Publishing in 2008, and her second, "Cleveland's Slavic Village" was published in 2009.

In addition to her writing business, Sandy is an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics.


Sandy graduated from Bowling Green State University and from the Cleveland Museum of Art's audit program at Case Western Reserve University.

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