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Northern Indiana a must-see area for train enthusiasts

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Taltree Arboretum’s train master has seen visitor after visitor leave the arboretum’s huge railway garden amazed and impressed. I know I was in awe during my recent visit. The Valparaiso-based railway garden’s wonderful waterfalls, elaborate bridges, impressive 14-foot change in Read more >

Trip to Lafayette/West Lafayette, Day 2

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After a busy first day during our weekend trip to Lafayette/West Lafayette, we were up bright and early for another full day in the twin cities, as well as nearby Delphi (Carroll County). The whole theme of the trip was Read more >

Celebrate Halloween at Indiana Zoos

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Halloween is a really popular holiday, especially when you’re a parent. Suddenly, the weeks leading up to the big day revolve around debating costume choices and plotting trick or treat routes through the neighborhood. But that’s an awful lot of Read more >

South Shore Civil War Trail

In the travel and tourism world, it seems as though there’s a “trail” for everything these days, from food to wine to art. What I love about the trail concept is that it helps someone who has never been to Read more >