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An Antique Shopping Marathon on the Junkin’ Trail

About 2 years ago, in the rolling hills of southeast Indiana, a handful of antique shops banded together and to organize the Southeast Indiana Junkin’ Trail. They haven’t stopped since: every year the trail has grown, adding new members. They now Read more >

These Two Small Towns are a Perfect Shopping Getaway

From a gorgeous lakeside village to a picturesque main street in a small town, these two boutique shopping destinations in northeast Indiana – the Village at Winona and the Town of Roanoke – are the perfect combination for a girlfriends shopping Read more >

Essenhaus: Fried Chicken, Flea Market and… Fashion Show?

Amish Country in Northern Indiana is a place I visit frequently and has become a reunion of sorts for my family. Flea market, fried chicken and friends is what I equate with the area, but now I have something new Read more >

Treasure Hunters Love This Southern Indiana Antique Market

On the first Sunday in May, Martha and I dusted off our hunting gear (tote bags, wheeled cart, good walking shoes) and headed out at the crack of dawn for the opening of hunting season at the Tri-State Antique Market 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 >

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 >

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 >

3 Must-Stop Food Destinations in Shipshewana & Middlebury

With the largest flea market in the Midwest, quaint shops, antique stores, places for mouth-watering family style meals and all-things Amish, a trip to Shipshewana should most certainly be on every Hoosier’s bucket list. This Northeast Indiana destination is filled with plenty Read more >

These 6 Southeastern Indiana Quilt Shops are Sew Great

I love quilts, I have collected vintage quilts for years, I have quilted, I know quilters, I appreciate their talent, I love fabrics, but I do not quilt! This said, I do enjoy amassing supplies so I was happy to Read more >