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The ‘Magnificent’ New Animals at One of America’s Best Zoos

While checking off our summer bucket list I was reminded about the NEW macaw exhibit at the Indianapolis Zoo. It opened earlier this summer and we just now had the chance to see it! These beautiful birds are one of the Read more >

Families Can’t Believe the Fun at This Indiana Zoo

From petting a string ray to feeding the giraffes, there are so many reasons why the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo ranks among the top mid-sized zoos in the country and is one of the top attractions in Northeast Indiana. My Read more >

These Two Festivals Are a Must for Summer Fun

August is festival time along the Ohio River in Madison and Vevay. These two river towns play host to amazing festivals in August, which feature great food, music and summer fun. Start with Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, August 18 Read more >

This Restaurant Serves Farm-to-Table Flavors You Have to Taste to Believe

A couple of years ago, I had planned to take my visiting brother & sister-in-law to The Restaurant at Walhill Farm in Batesville but they ate so much lunch that they decided to forego dinner. It’s taken me a while Read more >

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 >

Wine, Dine & Unwind at This Historic Farm & Winery

When you’re in southeast Indiana and ask people what to do, I guarantee someone will say, “You need to visit Stream Cliff Farm.” People visit Stream Cliff for all kinds of reasons: to dine, taste wine, buy plants, enjoy 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 >

These Five Outdoor Adventures Await You in Hamilton County

When the winter weather wanes, it’s time to head outdoors and shake off the hibernation. Soak up some sun and try something new in Hamilton County, Indiana – just north of Indy. Five suggestions to get your imagination running wild: Read more >

Step Right Up and Join the Circus

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis invites you to its newest exhibit: Circus—Starring YOU! Bring your family to the big top and learn what it’s like to be a circus performer. You can practice balance with virtual goggles, learn how to Read more >

Warm Up With SOUPER SATURDAY on the Indiana Wine Trail

Get the cure for cabin fever and warm up from the inside out at The Indiana Wine Trail’s annual Souper Saturday on February 25, 2017 from 11am-5pm. Escape from the cold weather, sample a variety of soups and wines along Read more >