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The Best Murals & Street Art in Indianapolis

I love wall murals. They really make cities colorful and provide perfect backdrops for photos. When traveling some place new, I usually seek out some of the more unique murals, especially if they have the city name in them somewhere. Over the past few years, I’ve been working on a mural guide for Indianapolis and…

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Travel

How we spent 24 hours in Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine was the starting point for our East Coast road trip and we only had about twenty-four hours in the seaside town before heading up to Bar Harbor. With a population of just over 66,000 people, you can easily see the highlights in the area in just a day. We arrive in early afternoon and headed down to the Old Port area. There are lots of shops and restaurants along Exchange Street, which is […]

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Travel

One Day in Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park is located on Mt. Desert Island just outside the town of Bar Harbor, Maine. It’s consistently one of the most visited National Parks in the United States and sometimes called the “crown jewel” of the Atlantic coast, primarily due to the beautiful rocky coastline and abundance of lakes, mountains and forests. We had about a day and a half in the Bar Harbor area, which is a perfect amount of time to […]

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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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