Plan a Road Trip to Kings Island

By Eli Duke from Portland, OR, USA - Cincinnati: Kings Island, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Nothing says summer fun quite like a trip to an amusement park. One of the best parks in the country is located just three hours from South Charleston—Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. If you want to plan a road trip to Kings Island, here are a few things you need to do.

  • Tickets. Make sure you buy your tickets before you go. There are numerous online deals available so you can save a ton. Much better than paying gate prices.
  • Overnight stay. While you could make the trip there and back all in one day, you’ll likely be exhausted after a full day at the park. There are numerous hotels located just next to the park. You could even stay at the Great Wolf Lodge, which has its own indoor waterpark.
  • Clothes. You’ll be doing a lot of walking and waiting all day long. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Sun protection. Spending hours walking in the sun can not only leave you feeling worn out, but could leave you burned. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to keep you cool and protected.

Have you ever been to Kings Island before? What is your favorite ride or attraction?

Chevrolet and Luke Bryan Team Up

By Keith Hinkle, CC BY 2.0, of the biggest names in country music today is Luke Bryan. He has sold more than 7 million albums and 27 million singles. So it only makes sense that Chevrolet and Luke Bryan are teaming up for the new face of the brand.

“Partnering with Luke Bryan is a natural fit for Chevrolet,” said Paul Edwards, Chevrolet U.S. vice president of marketing, in a statement. “Our customers love country music, and Chevy has always held a special place within the genre.”

For the next three years, Luke Bryan will be the number one fan of Chevrolet. In exchange, Chevrolet will sponsor Bryan’s Farm Tour. This tour will be exactly like it sounds like with stops in rural areas across the United States. They will set up a stage on a farm, the crowds will come, and Luke will strum his guitar.

A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will go towards local college scholarships for students from farming families.

Earlier this year, Bryan was part of Chevrolet’s #DayItForward campaign for Leap Day. Bryan brought lunch to the firefighters at Fire Station #2 in Franklin, Tennessee.

The Farm Tour will make a stop in Elizabethtown, Kentucky on October 7th. Are you planning on going to the concert?