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Yelp’s Great Getaway to Bloomington

Pack your stuff- we’re going on an adventure to Bloomington, Indiana this weekend. You may know her as the home of IU and one of the best farmers markets in the state, but have you dabbled in her distilled spirits and Read more >

The brain exhibit you must see at WonderLab in Bloomington

Looking for a spring activity that both you and your kids will love in different ways (you know, like a Pixar movie)? Don’t miss Your Amazing Brain, an all-ages, interactive exhibit that is new to WonderLab, the hands-on science museum in downtown Bloomington. Read more >

Celebrate Chocolate Lover’s Weekend at Oliver Winery

Isn’t it nice that Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday? For people in the southern part of the state that day of rest and relaxation can become a time of indulgence by participating in the Chocolate Lover’s Weekend with the Read more >

24 hours in Bloomington: Where to eat and drink

You could easily spend days eating and drinking your way through Bloomington, which has a terrific food scene that you’d expect to find in a larger city. But let’s say you have just 24 hours in this college town. Maybe you’re visiting Read more >

Middle Coast Film Fest in Bloomington

    When you hear “film festival,” you probably think: expensive, far away, gotta have an industry connection to even get near it. Middle Coast Film Fest, happening August 13-15 in Bloomington, is something entirely different: affordable, accessible, and close to home. Read more >

Fourwinds Resort and Marina

I am always happy when I have an excuse to Visit Bloomington and my last visit was no exception. I attended a tourism luncheon at the Fourwinds Resort and Marina and had no idea about this gem located right on Read more >

Little 500 Offers Cycling Thrills

Some people reading this might admit to being old enough to have watched the 1979 sleeper hit, Breaking Away. This Oscar-winning film’s plot is based on the Little 500 bicycle race held annually at Indiana University in Bloomington. Even if Read more >

Homage to Hoagy Carmichael in Bloomington and Richmond, Indiana

Indiana has produced two great composer-lyricists (what we call “songwriters” these days): Cole Porter of Peru (Miami County), and Hoagy Carmichael of Bloomington (Monroe County). While Hoagy may not have his own bed-and-breakfast like Porter, he does have his own Read more >

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 >