Books

Book Review: “100 Things to Do in Indiana Before You Die” by Jamie Ward

When Indiana comes to mind, what immediately enters your head? Is it corn? Maybe the Indianapolis 500, the Colts or the Pacers? For some, it’s probably one of those states in the middle of the country everyone flies over but can’t quite point to on a map. I hear you. I’ve lived here my whole life and know most people probably wouldn’t pick Indiana as a vacation spot. And even us Hoosiers don’t do state-cations […]

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Travel

5 Things to Do in Fort Wayne, Indiana

My stay in Fort Wayne was hosted by Visit Fort Wayne, but all thoughts and opinions about my stay and activities are my own. Located in northeastern Indiana, Fort Wayne is the second largest city in the Hoosier state. It’s also a great day or weekend trip from Indianapolis, Chicago, South Bend, Detroit, Cleveland and many other Midwest cities. Whether you’re a solo traveler, couple or a family – there’s something for everyone in this […]

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Murals

The Best Murals in Bloomington, Indiana

Lots of new public art has popped up in my former college town – it’s been ten years since I lived in B-town (where did the time go??) and I only remember a few murals then. Lots have been painted all over town now, especially along the B-Line Trail. I drove through on my way to southern Indiana and stopped for a few hours to find some of my favorites and have rounded those up […]

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Books

Best Midwest Spots for Book Lovers

Book murals, streets and houses that inspired “The Great Gatsby”, and a giant ink pen to honor the writers of Iowa. What do all these fabulous places have in common? They’re all located in the Midwest! If you’re looking for a literary inspired road trip through the eleven states that make up the Midwest, here are a few amazing stops to add to your itinerary. The Indianapolis Public Library Central Branch has a book tower […]

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Travel

The Perfect Weekend in South Bend, Indiana

This post is sponsored by Visit South Bend, but all thoughts and opinions about my stay and activities are my own. As people begin traveling again, some might be looking for a weekend getaway that’s not too far from home. South Bend, Indiana is in northern Indiana and borders nearby Michigan and Illinois, making it a great little getaway town. My friend Bree (you can read her blog here) and I took a short overnight […]

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