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This Indiana City is Bursting With New Downtown Boutiques

This Indiana city’s downtown has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years which has inspired a growing number of entrepreneurs to open downtown boutiques and take advantage of the increased visitor activity. Downtown Fort Wayne is well-known for Read more >

12 Unique Antiques You Can Find In & Around Franklin

If you love treasure hunting at antique shops, you’ll appreciate the cool items I found at the antique and salvage shops in and around historic Franklin, IN, which is just south of Indianapolis. Below you’ll find my single favorite find Read more >

Reroute Your Road Trip Through This Historic Small Town

Redkey, Indiana sits nestled at the crossroads of Highway 1 and Indiana State Road 67 in Jay County. This small town of about 1,300 is currently in the process of revitalization and is, in the view of this author, a Read more >

Antiques, Ice Cream & Gardens: Fun on the Heritage Trail

By Sara Wakefield The Heritage Trail driving tour in northern Indiana was named one of America’s most scenic drives by the editors of LIFE. The 90-mile loop is a gateway to the urban-rural fusion in the Elkhart region, from the Read more >

The 5 Stops Everyone Must Make in Kokomo

My kids and I recently spent the day in Kokomo and despite it being a horribly rainy day, we had a fantastic time exploring the city and it’s treasures. Prior to the trip, I was guided to a lengthy list of Read more >

These 6 Shops in Angola Sell Amazing Antiques

Shopping for antiques is a long-time favorite activity of my family’s. My mother and I have taken many trips to shop for antiques over the years and it’s always fun to reminisce while finding items from your past like a Read more >

Cambridge City Marks Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Death

All this month, Cambridge City (just about an hour east of Indianapolis) will be marking a significant national event – the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train procession.If you don’t know, Cambridge City is situated on the historic Read more >

Rural Routes to Main Street

Rural Routes to Main Street is a Cultural Trail located just west of downtown Indy in Hendricks County. In December, I had the privilege of stopping at several destinations on the trail and want to make sure you know about Read more >

Visiting Hendricks County and Morgan County, Day 1

Day 1, Morgan County It’s Friday evening, I’m sitting in Zydeco’s Cajun restaurant in Mooresville, Indiana. I’ve got a beer on the table, and New Orleans gospel music blowing in my right ear. I’m on a Hendricks County travel writing Read more >

Win 2 Tickets To See Sweet Honey In The Rock

Looking for something to do now that summer is coming to a close? September is full of fun family festivals that offer something for everyone. Cambridge City Canal Days, Heritage Festival at The Wayne County Historical Museum, and the Gennett Read more >