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10 Broad Ripple Best Bets

Broad Ripple Village

As a Butler student, I’m lucky enough to have easy access to everything Indianapolis has to offer. My personal favorite area of Indy is Broad Ripple Village, which is, on a bad day, a 15 minute drive from campus. The Read more >

Destination Downtown Lafayette

LaLa Gallery

I had the privilege of spending the morning in Downtown Lafayette the other day. I was amazed at all the unique shops located within walking distance of each other. It took the entire morning to make my way through each Read more >

“Fall” in love with Georgia Street

After interning in downtown Indy for a year, I have “fall”en in love with Georgia Street. Georgia Street lies at the heart of Indianapolis’ historic Wholesale District. It was completely revamped before Super Bowl XLVI and transformed into a unique, Read more >

Day in Danville – Part II

Mayberry Cafe

Last week I wrote about my fantastic morning out in Danville (a small town just west of Indianapolis) and I promised that I would be writing again soon to tell you about how we spent the rest of the day. 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 >

United State of Indiana


As you may know, the Indiana State Fair ended this weekend with a record setting 978,296 visitors! Were you one of them? If so, did you stop by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development’s booth? If yes, then you probably Read more >


Essenhaus Inn

Every year I head to Shipshewana with my sisters and mom … it’s a tradition. We just returned and once again I’m reminded me of how much I love it. Our schedule is pretty much set (remember, it’s a tradition), Read more >