This past summer, I took a trip down to Butler County for a weekend long girl’s trip. It was the perfect getaway for my best friend and I to unwind and relax. We did everything from kayaking down the Great Miami River to reclining our seats in one of the nicest dine-in movie theaters at the CinéBistro at Liberty Center. It was a weekend full of fine dining, beautiful sights, and good company.
Although, we enjoyed every bit of our trip, one of our favorite parts was experiencing the nationally famous 80-mile donut trail. With Fall season among us, I'm almost positive that some specialty pumpkin spiced donuts can be found on this trail. When we experienced it, our first stop was Holtman's Donuts which smells of warm dough, maple bacon, and cinnamon as soon as you walk through the door. As for choosing which ones we wanted - well there were so many donuts to choose from we didn't know where to start. So we asked for recommendations and grabbed about a half of dozen, which were almost too pretty to eat.
It’s that time of year again when thousands of students go back to school at The Ohio State University, which means another year of late night study sessions, trips to Standard Hall, and scarlet and gray tailgates cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Since launching in Columbus, Lyft, an on-demand ride-sharing company, has been able to provide reliable, affordable, and convenient rides to Ohio State students who are looking to easily get on and off campus. Ohio State students are using Lyft to get to grocery stores, bars, stadiums, and dorms, which means they have better access to out of touch places than ever before.
This year, I am excited to announce that I have teamed up with the Builder Industry Association (BIA) of Central Ohio to give away four tickets to the 2018 BIA Parade of Homes. To enter the giveaway, you must follow ColumbusLivingBlog and "like" the giveaway post on Instagram or comment on this blog post by Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 20, 2018.
The BIA Parade of Homes opens on Labor Day weekend on Saturday, September 1 and continues through Sunday, September 16, 2018. Located in Jerome Township, in the Dublin City School District, Eversole Run is an exclusive neighborhood within the expansive Jerome Village community that offers residents a feeling of privacy and seclusion.
Home prices range from $750,000 to more than $2 million, with homes situated on spacious, park-like lots surrounded by mature trees, a ravine and a water feature.
Recently, I traveled to the beautiful island of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico with my husband and immediate family for a week-long vacation. Before we left, we were asked by several of our friends, extended family members, and co-workers whether or not it was safe to travel to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. There is no doubt that we had our own concerns as well, but there was also no other place our family wanted to go and I'm happy to report that Puerto Rico is ready to welcome back tourists to the island.
If you've never been to Puerto Rico there's no better time than the present to book your trip. The aftermath of Hurricane Maria was devastating, resulting in thousands of lives lost as well as unimaginable living conditions. Although the island was left without power and running water for months, the residents of Puerto Rico persevered and are recovering much of what was lost, whether its dealing with the emotional loss of a loved one or their homes. There are still a few areas that are recovering, but most of the popular tourist attractions (if not all) are back in business.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, where I was compensated by the Butler County Visitor’s Bureau to write about my experience. All opinions are my own and do not reflect the sponsor's point of view.
Recently, I took a trip down to Butler County for a weekend long girls trip to eat, explore, and unwind from the world. Conveniently located between Cincinnati and Dayton, Butler County provides one-of-a-kind experiences for all ages. From skydiving 18,000 feet in the air to shopping local farmer’s markets on a Saturday morning, I truly believe this small town is a place for everyone to enjoy.
With only a two-hour drive from Columbus, we hopped in the car and made our way down I-71 south to one of the most charming, historical getaways in Ohio. You don’t always have to “get away” to “getaway” – because sometimes the adventure is right in your backyard. I love Columbus, but exploring Butler County felt all too familiar – because even though we were visitors for the weekend this place instantly felt like home.
My name is Morgan Pelt, founder and lifestyle blogger behind Columbus Living – a blog dedicated to sharing stories about local businesses, events and entrepreneurs. I grew up in Columbus and as a creative outlet; I like to share my adventures and experiences through writing, photography and social media. It's time to discover new places, try new food, and meet new people. Let's go!