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Two Indiana Towns on “Best Small Towns” List

Both Bloomington and Santa Claus, Ind. are finalists in Rand McNally and USA Today’s search for the country’s best small towns in its Best of the Road contest. On June 15, ten amateur “road rally” teams begin visiting the towns in Read more >

WonderLab in Bloomington, Indiana

Bloomington, Indiana, home to Indiana University, is certainly a place of scientific discovery. Afterall, you’ve got researchers, professors and thought leaders in just about every academic field doing cutting edge work all over town. But my family’s recent trip to Read more >

Yogi’s Grill & Bar in Bloomington

Last weekend, we took advantage of the Good Friday holiday and spent a wonderful spring day in Bloomington, Indiana. It’s long been one of my favorite day trip destinations in the state, and it certainly didn’t disappoint on this particular Read more >

The Vintage Leather Shop: Bloomington’s Finest Leather Products

Leather. It’s hard, it’s soft. You can stitch it, stain it, stamp it, burn it, mold it, braid it. It’s organic, it’s “green”, it’s biodegradable, it’s historical. Personally I find it a pretty darn interesting medium. But to Indiana Artisan and Read more >

Wine and Canvas Art Classes

Last weekend, I took a much-needed mom’s day out and headed to a local Columbus pub. No, my newborn didn’t drive me to drink. Instead, I had a chance to enjoy an afternoon art class courtesy of Wine and Canvas. At Read more >

Tourism Blogs Around the State

As the winter months approach, one thing I’m always surprised by is friends who comment that they get bored this time of year. One quick read through the Indiana Insider, the blog you’re reading right now through Visit Indiana, will Read more >

Becoming a Serious Swirler at Bloomington’s Butler Winery

Even before I became the sophisticated 21-year-old that I am today, I always had a fascination with wine, and I made it my personal goal to one day be referred to as a “wine connoisseur” or even better, a “wino.” Now, Read more >

Oliver Winery – Indiana’s Largest Winery

When drinking a glass of wine, with every sip I take I ponder about how long it took the grapes to ripen for this particular wine; how long the fermentation process took before the yeast began to digest the sugars Read more >

T.C. Steele State Historic Site

Since my family lives only 20 minutes from Brown County State Park, when we crave a long hike in the woods and a chance to reconnect, that’s usually where we head. But this weekend, we wanted to tackle a new trail. So Read more >