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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 >

The Antique Shop in Madison Where You Can Find Your Inner Artist

A historic town on the Ohio River, Madison is a wonderful place to visit, and it is home to great shopping and art. One shop provides great antiques and the ability to channel your inner artist. Little Golden Fox is Read more >

The Farm-to-Fork BBQ That Revitalized This Small Town

I’ve been hearing rumblings for a while about a small town in northeast Indiana that is home to a barbecue place that serves up food so good it will blow your mind. So after yet another recent recommendation from friends about Read more >

You Have To See These Beautiful Gardens in Madison

Are you searching for signs of spring? Madison in Bloom Spring Garden Tour is a sure sign that spring has arrived in southeast Indiana. For 2 weekends, May 13-14 and 20-21, 2017, you can explore (not just peek through the Read more >

4 Batesville Shops Locals Have Loved for Nearly 400 Years

I hadn’t visited Batesville for a while and wanted to see the new renovations at The Sherman so I picked up a couple of friends and headed up SR 129 to check things out. A theme of sorts began to Read more >

This Southern Indiana Brewery has Great Beer & Amazing Food

  For a while now, I’ve wanted to visit Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora. Not just for the artisan crafted beer but to try their food – all housemade including the Canadian bacon & corned beef! I called my trusty Read more >

A Day of Shopping, Art, Food & Fun in Rising Sun

On a Saturday morning, I headed out with a friend to see what was happening in Rising Sun, one of the beautiful historic rivertowns along the Ohio River Scenic Byway in southeastern Indiana. Check the hours of local shops and Read more >

The Oyster Bar – A Fort Wayne Favorite for 60+ Years

I would call myself a foodie. I have been to many restaurants all over Northeast Indiana and I honestly think about food at least half of most days. So when selecting which place I wanted to feature for the blog – the first Read more >

South Bend: History and Happenings

When you think of South Bend you probably think of Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, the story of “Rudy” and the famous line “win one for the Gipper”. All are iconic and engraved forever in history.   The university itself Read more >

Discover History in the Indianapolis City Market Catacombs

Have you ever visited the Indianapolis City Market? The market is home to over 25 locally-owned and operated small businesses and is your choice of ethnic eateries, from-scratch snacks, boutique goods and more … BUT what you might not know Read more >