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Little 500 Offers Cycling Thrills

Little 500 cyclists ride for a cause.

Some people reading this might admit to being old enough to have watched the 1979 sleeper hit, Breaking Away. This Oscar-winning film’s plot is based on the Little 500 bicycle race held annually at Indiana University in Bloomington. Even if Read more >

Bloomington Handmade Market

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Imagine that Pinterest and Etsy got together and opened a one-day pop-up shop, and everything happened to made in Indiana or the Midwest. That’s the vibe at Bloomington Handmade Market, happening this Saturday from 10am-5pm at the Bloomington Convention Center. Read more >

Southern Indiana Beer Trail, Day 1

Last month, I had so much fun dreaming up the Northwestern and Northern Indiana Beer Trails, I decided to do it again, and come up with one for Southern Indiana. Our imaginary itinerary took three days to cover, because we Read more >

Take a Literary Tour of Indiana, Day 1

There are enough cultural trails in Indiana, usually centered around an industry, like the Southern Indiana Wine Trail, or a geographic area, like the Hendricks County and Morgan County Cultural Trail. So I’m picking a cultural trail of my own, Read more >

Uptown Cafe

Dessert

Bloomington has no shortage of restaurants. My husband visited a few months back and kept talking about his awesome lunch at Uptown Cafe. So when I went there last month and my lunch appointment suggested it, I couldn’t turn it Read more >

Children’s Museums

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So it’s still cold. It’s still dreary. Everyone is getting a little bit of cabin fever. You need to get out. You need a children’s museum. Lucky for you, there are many options across the state. Choose a destination and Read more >

WonderLab

Ground Floor

I’ve made it a personal mission to hit all of the children’s museums in the state. Last month my daughter and I tackled WonderLab in Bloomington. Everything I heard about this place rang true. It was a great spot and Read more >