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Indiana Foodways’ Top 10 Picks For Fall

Autumn leaves may be falling but the flavors are blooming on Indiana Foodways Alliance’s Culinary Trails. Pack up the car and hit the road to taste and experience IFA’s Top 10 Savor the Flavor picks! For additional information on IFA’s Read more >

Plant Yourself at West Lafayette’s ‘Art in Bloom’

I love it when two ideas come together to make a great event! The city of West Lafayette has created such an event with Art in Bloom. Art and gardening—who knew they could be meshed to introduce visitors to clever, new Read more >

Bike the Pumpkinvine Trail

I love being in the country. Having grown up surrounded by the quiet of farm fields and pastures, I yearn for that same peacefulness in the hustle of today’s schedules. Often my husband, who also grew up in the country, Read more >

Be Inspired at the Decatur Sculpture Tour

  It’s amazing what one can construct with hundreds of pieces of metal. Maybe even a horse. If you don’t believe me, go to Decatur, Indiana and observe “Seat’s Taken’. It is a new sculpture designed and assembled by Decatur Read more >

State Park Admission is Just 10 Cents on June 4-5!

Visiting a state park in Indiana on June 4 or 5 will cost just pocket change — literally. That’s because Indiana State Parks is celebrating its 100th birthday by “rolling back” gate admission to a 10-cents-per-person donation for each of Read more >

Summer is the Time to ‘Tak-in’ a Hoosier Zoo

The sun is shining which means thousands of animals throughout Indiana’s zoos are smiling — at least the ones that like warm weather. Indiana’s zoos have a plethora of opportunities to view traditional animals like giraffes to the unusual like Read more >

Celebrate Fiber Arts Festival at Salomon Farm

I love to see kids experience live farm animals face-to-face like sheep, alpacas, goats, rabbits. Dozens of these furry creatures will be hand at the petting zoo at the annual Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Festival in Fort Wayne on Friday Read more >

Celebrate Indiana’s Special Sites during National Parks Week

Did you know Indiana has three National Park Service sites? Notice I didn’t say we had three national parks. Rather the National Park Service maintains hundreds of parks, houses, areas, sites and other places throughout the nation that are of Read more >

Indulge in Easter Brunch at French Lick Resort

People have referred to the West Baden Springs Hotel as the eighth Wonder of the World. Ever since visiting French Lick Resort in 2015, I’ve understood why and wanted to return to see these majestic place again. The beauty of the Read more >

Conner Prairie Re-Opens for Spring

Today’s the day! It’s Opening Weekend for the outdoor grounds at Conner Prairie! The Conner home Prairietown, the Nature Walk, the Civil War Journey, and everything else on the outdoor grounds re-opens today. The entire weekend of March 24-27, which falls on Read more >