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The One-of-a-Kind Boat Adventure You Have to Try in Madison

I first met Captains Janet & Paul about 5 years ago when they rode into Madison hoping to start a jet boat tour business on the Ohio River. Five years later, they have expanded their tours, added 2 new crew Read more >

You Must Visit This Animal Sanctuary in Northeast Indiana

My children and I made a recent trip to Albion, Indiana to the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. This is one of those places in Indiana that is not only an excellent place to experience many types of exotic animals up 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 >

Get Lost at Minnetrista’s A-Maze-ing New Exhibit

Maneuver your way through a mind-boggling collection of 3-D puzzles and full-body games with family and friends in Mazes & Brain Games, beginning May 13 at Minnetrista in Muncie! Test your perceptions in a feast of visual trickery inside the giant Read more >

Go Full “Flying Squirrel” at Huntington’s Zip Timber Lake

Every once in a while, it’s good to get out of our comfort zone and try something new. Well in this case, I decided to put my abilities and fears to the test and signed up for the 8 zip 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 >

Kick Off Visit Indiana Week With Free State Parks Admission

Indiana State Parks is offering free state parks admission for everyone on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in honor of Visit Indiana Week, sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. The free admission day is also the last day of Read more >

America Voted & The Best Museum for Families is in Indy!

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has received top honors in the USA TODAY / 10Best Reader’s Choice poll! In March 2017, readers across the country voted for the best museum for families in the nation and when the votes were Read more >

Flowers, Fudge & Fun at this Southern Indiana Greenhouse

My figs are starting to leaf out so spring must be trying to arrive in southeast Indiana. That means it’s time to start planting, so I’m off to visit McCabe’s Greenhouse & Floral, 1066 W Eads Pkwy in Lawrenceburg. This Read more >

These 3 Ice Cream Places Will Have You Screaming for More

As a parent, I know how important stopping for ice cream is in the life of any child. It’s special time for the family to bond or a treat for a job well done. While many places serve up ice Read more >