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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 >

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 >

Bites of Bloomington

Most people only know Bloomington for Indiana University, basketball, and what’s ever on the main strip, but if you travel just off the beaten path you’ll find all of the delicious hidden treasures that Bloomington has to offer.  Bloomington’s very Read more >