Carol Ottolenghi

Carol's lived in Columbus and Central Ohio most of her life. She loves exploring all aspects of life in Columbus, from the everyday basics to the unusual, funky and sublime.


An award-winning writer, Carol cut her freelancing teeth many years ago while covering art, entertainment, local sports, government and "stuff" for Suburban News publications, Columbus Monthly, Dowtown Alive and The Fabulous Short North. Her parenting and family life articles have appeared in Family Fun and Baby Talk nationally, and in regional publications like the Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Parent and LA Parent.


Carol received her undergraduate and one of her graduate degrees from The Ohio State University.

About TripSavvy and Dotdash

TripSavvy writers are on-the-ground experts — they speak the local language, know how to catch their city’s tram, train or bus, and definitely have tabs on the best of everything in town, from cocktail to kids’ menu. And since the world changes every day, your travel guide should, too. Our dedicated team of editors is regularly reviewing our library to perform updates on thousands of articles per month. If you see something that doesn’t seem up to date, please let us know by emailing us at

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