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South Posts

Posts about things in Indiana’s South region

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 >

Indiana Zoos

Potawatomi Zoo

The weather is getting warmer. I know, it seems almost unbelievable, but it is. So what better way to celebrate than to visit one of Indiana’s great zoos! Potawatomi Zoo (South Bend) – Last summer, my daughter and I headed 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 >

The Nutcracker is Dancing Through Indiana

Tis the season! Once again the beautiful lights are hanging from the Soldiers and Sailors monument, lighted trees line the streets and holiday wreaths are hanging from street light poles. A cherished tradition by many families this time of year Read more >

Geocaching: An easy outdoor adventure

As a young adult, I’ll do anything for the adventure. In the past that habit has lead me to mountain biking the Rockies, rock climbing canyons in Kentucky and even cliff diving in Mexico. However, if you’re a fellow thrill-seeker Read more >

Keeping Christmas Well

Understanding the essence of Christmas can be tricky. In 1965, Charles Schultz’s iconic character Lucy van Pelt described the magic of the season as “Santa Claus and ho-ho-ho, and mistletoe and presents to pretty girls.” While Lucy’s statement is reflective Read more >