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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

KidsCommons

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 >

Bites of Bloomington

Most people only know Bloomington for Indiana University, basketball, and what’s ever on the main strip, but if you travel just off the beaten path you’ll find all of the delicious hidden treasures that Bloomington has to offer.  Bloomington’s very Read more >

Nick’s English Hut: a Bloomington tradition

A few weeks ago I experienced my first Indiana University football tailgate. Coming from Butler University, it’s safe to say it was quite an exciting weekend! Before hitting the road back to Indy the following afternoon a few friends and Read more >

Bloomington, Indiana Travel Trip, Day 2

With a long Day 1 behind us (see Bloomington, Indiana Travel Trip, Day 1), Ben and I woke up fairly early on Sunday. “Fairly” being 8:30, which is way too early for a weekend vacation. But we only had a Read more >

Bloomington, Indiana Travel Trip, Day 1

Over the last four years, I’ve taken my two daughters and my wife on my local travel writing trips. This time, it was my son Ben’s turn. We were heading down to Bloomington, one of my favorite cities in Indiana, Read more >