Come Fly with Me – Try Trapeze with Me on Sunday June 7th

 

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Has trapeze been on your list for a while?

 

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I’ve tried the trapeze on 3 different occasions with the Cincinnati Circus Company and I want to give you the opportunity to join me.

The trapeze rig is set up at Burnet Woods in Cincinnati during the warmer months and it’s such a fun way to get out of your comfort zone.

 

I recently brought my friend Stephanie from “A Little Moore” to try trapeze for the 1st time. It’s been on her list for a while and she loved it so much that she wants to go again.

 

 

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Here are a few reasons why I keep on coming back

 

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1. It’s fun

 

2. I get a taste of circus life for a few hours

 

3. It’s challenging. As you progress, you can learn more tricks.

 

4. It’s an opportunity to be brave

 

5. Fear is conquered when you leave the platform. (The ladder climb is seriously the scariest part.)

 

6. It’s safe. You are harnessed in and the staff is excellent at not only making sure you have a safe experience, but also a positive one.

 

7. It’s something you can tell your grandkids about.

 

 

 

That got me thinking…..

 

I bet there are more of you out there that would love to try the trapeze …..if given the opportunity.

 

The first time that I tried trapeze I invited a group of ladies to join me. Some of them I didn’t even know that well.

 

What’s fun about sharing experiences outside of your comfort zone is that it instantly creates a bond with those who shared it with you.

 

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Step out of Your Comfort Zone, Make New Friends and Build Community and Create a Memory

 

Come join me!

 Sunday June 7th

Arrive at 2pm for waivers and instructions. Fly time is from 2:30 -4

Cost $55 per person (Space is limited to 10 people)

Register online here to hold your space. You will need to set up an account and make payment to hold your spot.

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Call (513) 921-5454 to make a payment over the phone

 

A few things to know before you go

You can do this! (My son tried the trapeze for the 1st time when he was 4 years old.)

Getting on the other side of your fear is a beautiful thing.

You will have bragging rights and a story to tell

Wear something comfortable.

(I would recommend athletic wear like yoga pants and a tank. You will also be wearing socks when you fly)

Bring a bottle of water

Bring your camera

 

 

 

Burnett Woods is located at 3251 Brookline Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220

 

 

Disclosure: I received complimentary visit for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

My favorite images from the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

My favorite images from the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

 

During our trip to Orlando, we visited 7 theme parks in 2.5 days! Epcot was the 6th theme park during our trip and we happened to be visiting during the International Flower and Garden Show.

 

 

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I have to say that we discovered that Mother’s Day weekend was a great time to visit Orlando. We had great weather and short lines which made everyone happy.

I loved checking out all of the creativity on display at the festival. It was amazing to see familiar characters and animals in floral and garden form.

 

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We made Epcot our destination for lunch which made picking a restaurant really hard with so many great options.

 

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My boys LOVE Asian food which made Japan the country of choice.

 

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If you love architecture, you will have so much fun taking in all of the incredible structures representing the world. Epcot is a great way to give your kids an appreciation and education about different cultures around the world.

 

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The Epcot International Flower and Garden Show is a beautiful addition if you visit Epcot in May.

I would love to go back to Epcot for the Food and Wine Festival with my husband without kids.  There is so much culture to take in when you visit.

 

You can find out more about the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival from their website.

 

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Disclosure: My trip was sponsored by Allegiant Travel and Visit Orlando. All opinions are my own.

Butterflies of the Philippines at Krohn Conservatory

Butterflies of the Philippines at Krohn Conservatory

I look forward to the Butterfly Show at the Krohn Conservatory each year.  The butterflies are gorgeous and it’s so exciting when you discover one has picked you to land on. The key is the have your camera ready because those moments happen FAST! I’m looking forward to discovering what this year’s theme as “Butterflies of the Philippines” will bring.

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Here is a little more about this year’s show.

This year’s exhibit features the colorful and exotic Butterflies of the Philippines, and they will preside over a majestic tribute to the marvelous Filipino culture. The showroom will be filled with butterflies soaring among bold displays that will immerse visitors in a sumptuous tropical environment. A large, dramatic mural of an erupting volcano and a wildly cascading waterfall will provide a striking backdrop for many tropical plants such as ornate orchids, brilliant bromeliads, delicate anthuriums and dramatic dracaenas.

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Many exciting events have been planned throughout the 12-week Butterfly show to allow visitors to experience the free-soaring butterflies and to discover even more about the vibrant, engaging and gracious Filipino culture.

Butterflies of the Philippines at Krohn Conservatory

Open Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm
$7 adults • $4 children • 4 & under are FREE!
$12 Unlimited Admission Pins

For more information about Krohn Conservatory

CALL 513.421.5707 OR VISIT CINCINNATIPARKS.COM/KROHN

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Krohn Conservatory is located at 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

Disclosure: I was given tickets for review and giveaway purposes. All opinions are my own. 

Outdoor Adventure on an ATV Tour at Wilstem Ranch

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I have a confession. ATVs have always made me a little nervous. I love controlled risk.  I enjoy extreme adventures that have safety equipment (like ziplining or ones that have a track like on an extreme roller coaster) ….but adventures without them are WAY more out of my comfort zone. When we planned our ATV tour at Wilstem Ranch, my husband was supposed to be there …but he had a work conflict at the last minute which meant that I would be the one driving the ATV during our visit.

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“Exploring Nature With Children” Guided Hike with A Walk in the Woods

 

Exploring Nature with Children Guided Hike with A Walk in the Woods

My boys are hit or miss when it comes to hiking. That’s why I was excited to check out the “Exploring Nature with Kids” guided hike with A Walk in the Woods during our visit to the Gatlinburg area.

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Sunrise Views of Freighters Frozen in Lake Erie

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During a recent visit to the Sandusky area, we found out about freighters that were frozen in Lake Erie near the bay in Huron, Ohio.

 

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We immediately knew that we wanted to capture some shots of the freighters before and during sunrise. The first challenge was finding a close location to view them from.

 

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Our first location involved a large fence and huge, giant, mounds of snow.

 

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But….that didn’t stop us from taking pictures.

 

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Our second location got even better.

 

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Our final vantage point gave even better views along with the sunrise in site.

 

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Thanks to my fellow travel bloggers (Far Flung Travels, Shalee Wanders, The Traveling Praters and Happiness is a hot pierogi) for joining me on this early morning adventure.

 

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The views were worth the early wake up.

Racing Adventure at Full Throttle Indoor Karting

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Do you have the need for speed?

 

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Full Throttle Indoor Karting will help you get your fix. We took our boys for their first experience driving their own go karts.

 

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We went on a Saturday evening around 8pm. It’s recommended that you make a reservation ahead of time for parties 6 or more. There is a blackout for reservations from 6pm and beyond on Saturdays due to walk in crowds.

It’s recommended that you arrive 30 minutes before your race time because you need to fill out a waiver and watch a safety video.

 

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After the video you get your helmet and safety gear.

 

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The jumpsuit is optional.

 

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I’ve worn one before but they can get warm so I opted not to this time.

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Next, you can observe other races while you wait for your heat to come up.

 

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My husband and I raced each other first.

 

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We are pretty competitive and were determined to win our 8 minute heat. 

 

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  I won’t zoom in too close so that you can’t see how bad he beat me.

 

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In my defense, I did have someone tap me from behind which threw off my concentration…sounds good right???  Adult karts can reach speeds up to around 40 mph.

Our boys raced after us in a slower heat.

 

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Kids can start racing at 8 years old and must be 48 inches.  They ride in special karts that go around 25mph.

 

 

There is an observation area, video games and a place for slot car racing that you can check out before or after your race. There are also a few concession items for sale.

 

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If you are competitive, the time to beat is by Conner, who is pictured below with one of the managers at Full Throttle, named Evan…. who also has a fantastic beard. He set the new track record with 27.2!

 

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Full Throttle is a fun adrenaline rush that is perfect for a date night, or hanging out with family or friends.

You can find out more about Full Throttle Indoor Karting information and pricing from their website. 

 

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Full Throttle Indoor Karting is located at 11725 Commons Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45246

 

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Disclosure: I was given complimentary races for review purposes. All opinions are my own. 

 

 

 

32 Rooms of Books at The Book Loft of German Village

32 Rooms of Books at The Book Loft of German Village

I love discovering unexpected places during my travels. During a visit to Columbus, my coworker and I decided to walk around the German Village neighborhood after a visit to The Thurman Cafe.  I like to have a few places to visit ahead of time but I also love doing a little on site research to find hidden gems.

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