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Tiny Towns

Close-to-home stops with a small-town feel and big appeal

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Forego the stress of big cities, busy streets and cramped hotel rooms. Tiny destinations a quick road trip away offer quirky attractions, unique adventures and eclectic eats while maintaining cozy, close-knit atmospheres.  

Epicurean Escapes

Worth-the-drive dining destinations

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Since we all know that an army travels best on its stomach, we’ve put together three food-based outings guaranteed to entertain and sustain your traveling clan.  

Offbeat Attractions

Unique destinations for education, escapism and celebrity wax figure Jesuses

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
These three destinations while not exactly the “world’s largest donut,” have enough camp and quirk to warrant a long weekend away and several weird Instagram posts.  

Art and Architecture

Take a trip to the future of art museums at these revamped regional institutions

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
You can see some new art museum additions in this region — and witness the lift they are providing their institutions and communities — if you’re willing to take short drives to Columbus and Louisville.

The Donut Trail

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 18, 2016
If you’re interested in binge eating without the drive, may we suggest the new Butler County Donut Trail?

It's Bike Month!

Monthly deals, weekly rides and special events throughout May

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
This calendar, provided by Queen City Bike, contains everything you need to ride your way through Bike Month, from local events and cycling-related activities to monthly rides and specials.


Cycling as a Way of Life

Attorney Al Gerhardstein rides for justice, family and personal fulfillment

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
It’s half past seven on a Thursday morning, and while most of us are still putzing with the coffee maker to get a jump on the day, Cincinnati attorney Al Gerhardstein is just finishing his morning bicycle ride to work.

Communing with Nature on Two Wheels

Mountain biking offers the outdoors, fitness and community

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
A lot has changed in the Cincinnati mountain bike community over the past couple of decades — for one, there is an actual community now, and a thriving one at that.   

West Side Ride or Die

Cincinnati’s western-most neighborhoods aren’t always easy for cyclists, but numerous gems make them worth it

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Big roads. Big hills. Fast traffic and nary a bike lane. Some cyclists, including yours truly, find riding Cincinnati’s West Side daunting. But there was plenty to enjoy on two wheels between Riverside and Mount Airy on a recent sunny Saturday.  

The Green Issue 2016: Small Steps, Big Change

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Every year around Earth Day, we take a second to evaluate our impact and ask a couple of questions like, “What’s my carbon footprint and how can I reduce it?” “Should I be biking more?” and “Why isn’t my compost working?”

Starting Small

Cincinnati’s first tiny living project aims to create affordable and sustainable urban housing

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Cincinnati native and University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning architecture grad Brad Cooper is heading the region’s first tiny living project, Start Small Homes.   

Pocket-Sized Power

Water-purifying packets distributed by a local nonprofit are helping rural Kenyans affected by HIV/AIDS

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Since teaming up with the Cincinnati-based P&G’s Children’s Safe Drinking Water program in 2010, SOTENI International has provided 30 million liters of clean drinking water.

On-Point Natural Nails

OTR’s Spruce nail salon offers eco-friendly services and modern manicures for conscious consumers

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
One of the most shocking things you experience when walking into Spruce Natural Nail Shop on Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine is the smell — it actually smells good.  

Sustainable Cincinnati

City moving forward with proposed greening goals

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Green Umbrella, the region’s environmental sustainability alliance, is working with businesses, universities, individuals and local governments to make Greater Cincinnati one of the most sustainable U.S. cities by 2020.  

Go Green

Sustainable events in Cincinnati and beyond

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Dig into this list of green goings-on perfect for celebrating Earth Day.