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About Carrie Lambert

Living in Indianapolis since 2001, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now working for the Indiana Tourism Association and having a young daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.

Dream Cars

1935 Bugatti Aerolithe

Cars. Ever since I watched Back to the Future I’m a sucker for unique cars. And for a limited time (until the end of August 2015) visitors can get an up close experience with the Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Read more >

Vintage Indiana


If you like to support local and you enjoy wine, then I have the perfect event for you: Vintage Indiana. The 16th annual event will be held June 6 at Military Park in downtown Indy.There will be more than 300 Read more >

South Bend to Celebrate 150 Years!


May 22, 2015 will mark South Bend’s 150th anniversary. Activities have been and will continue to occur throughout the year, but the highlight will be SB150 Birthday Weekend. And rumor has it this will be the most ambitious festival ever Read more >

Mayberry in the Midwest!


It’s back! Last year over 4,000 visitors attended the first-ever Mayberry in the Midwest over two days. This year organizers have added one more day, planned more events and included more free activities! You aren’t going to want to miss Read more >

Hot Wheels!


I’ve been to the Children’s Museum many times but each time they release a new exhibit I get giddy anticipating how awesome it will be. The new Hot Wheels: Race to Win was no different.There were many exhibits to showcase Read more >



Have you heard that the Butterfly Kaleidoscope is open for the season at the Indy Zoo? Despite some crummy weather, my family headed out to see the spectacle for ourselves.The butterflies are kept inside the Hilbert Conservatory. So not only Read more >



Do you love flowers? I have the perfect spot for you: the Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Hazelton (roughly halfway between Vincennes and Evansville).Within 50 acres you can see over 4,000 azaleas plus a large variety of unusual Read more >

Vera Bradley Outlet Sale!!


Have you heard about this event? I’ve always wanted to go and have friends who have talked about it so this year I finally put it on my calendar, invited some friends and away we went. If you don’t know, Read more >

Indiana Artisan Marketplace

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Only once a year, the state’s highest-quality Artisans come together to showcase their wares and it is coming – THIS WEEKEND! The 2015 Indiana Artisan Marketplace …The marketplace provides the opportunity to meet the state’s exceptional artisans and share in Read more >