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The Best Road Trips of 2021

2021-02-26 :: FORBES - While the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on virtually every facet of society since its onset early last year, its devastating impact on the travel industry is difficult to overstate. With international leisure travel at a relative standstill and social distancing an enduring imperative even as vaccinations ramp up nationwide, those looking for well-deserved rest and relaxation are planning vacations closer to home in 2021. And in keeping with last summer’s trend, they’ll take to the open road in search of less-trafficked destinations far from the proverbial madding crowd.   More >

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021

2020-12-18 :: TRAVEL+LEISURE - When the time comes to travel again, these destinations — all right in your own backyard — are the ones to visit next.

Even for the compulsive jetsetters among us, it’s a simple truth that most travel stories are aspirational in the best of times. There are too many incredible places to see, not enough vacation days, and sometimes we all have to content ourselves with scrawling another spot on the bucket list and hoping the stars align.
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Cincinnati is Still the Best City for Beer Lovers

2020-12-15 :: FOOD & WINE - For the second year in a row, the Queen City tops an annual list of the 50 best cities in the U.S. for beer enthusiasts compiled by SmartAsset.

Hey, remember when we didn't think twice about going out for a beer, about grabbing a sticky drinks menu that had already been handled by who knows how many people, or even about taking a spontaneous day trip to visit a brewery or three? Hopefully we'll be back to that kind of thing before too long—although we might be slightly more likely to wipe that menu down. The number-crunchers at SmartAsset have published their annual list of the best U.S. cities for beer drinkers, and it's a helpful way to plan where we'd like to go when, you know, all of this is over.
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2020 Platinum Choice Award Winner

2020-12-14 :: SMART MEETINGS - Cincinnati recently won the Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award.

The hospitality industry is filled with partners who work creatively with meeting professionals to deliver delight on a silver platter. Smart Meetings readers nominated the hotels, conference centers, CVBs and destination marketing organizations that consistently exceed expectations and help planners deliver on their goals.
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Cincinnati Fit for Foodies

2020-01-31 :: GO NOMAD - If you think the Cincinnati food scene consists primarily of five-way chili, you need to take your taste buds to Ohio’s ‘Queen City’ for a culinary update. You could strike out on your own to discover new restaurants and leading food purveyors or you could take one of Barb Cooper’s Cincinnati Food Tours and learn the backstories behind the city’s culinary evolution.
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The 7 Best Places to Eat and Drink Vegan in Cincinnati

2020-01-30 :: THE BEET - Cincinnati isn't the first place that comes to mind when you think of vegan food: The city's signature dish is chili, made with ground beef and consumed at fast-food parlors around the city, often served over a bed of spaghetti topped with mounds of shredded cheese. Despite this being the city's favorite dish, you can find delicious plant-based food that packs in the taste and nutrients. Check out these 7 spots next time you're in The Queen City.  More >

15 of the Best US Cities for a Weekend Trip

2020-01-29 :: INSIDER - Cincinnati is known for its cultural institutions, its historic religious sites, its vibrant local brewery scene and its unique culinary specialties. Read on to learn why Cincinnati is one of the best spots for a weekend getaway.  More >

20 Midwest destinations to visit with your family in 2020

2020-01-27 :: CHICAGO PARENT - Ready to make 2020 the year of travel? Look no further than these Midwest destinations that families will love. Here you’ll find plenty of things to do, places to eat and stay. Happy travels!  More >

Cincinnati Calls Us Back And We Found More To Love About This Queen City

2020-01-23 :: INSTINCT - There have been some great cities that I have visited and fell in love with during the initial trip, just to come back a second time to have myself questioning what I ever saw in the destination. One of my first trips while writing for Instinct was to explore Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a great journey, made some life-long friends, and this East Coast boy fell in love with a Midwest City. Cincinnati, you sailed through round two with high scores.   More >

14 Summer Music Festivals That You Won't Want to Miss in 2020

2020-01-21 :: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE - No matter what genre you gravitate towards—country, rock, 90's tunes, romantic ballads, EDM, orchestral, hip-hop, or just plain happy songs—there is guaranteed to be a summer music festival lineup that will make you sing, at any age. And with these events scattered around the country, from California to Illinois, they also give you the perfect excuse to travel. We've gathered a list of 2020's most highly anticipated summer music festivals and the artists you can expect, to help you plan your next trip.  More >