6 Super Cool Historical Places to Visit in Santa Claus, Indiana

historical places to visit in Santa Claus Lincoln Living historical Farm

When you’re traveling with family, do you like to throw in a little bit of history along the way? You’re definitely not alone. From places where an American President enjoyed the outdoors to theme parks (yep!), here are 6 cool, historical places to visit in Santa Claus and vicinity! Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the folks at Visit Santa Claus, IN, to give you the scoop on the historical fun! All opinions are my own! For years, my family and I have hit the road to explore new cities.…

Fun Summer Activities in Santa Claus, Indiana

Summer activities in Santa Claus Indiana: Splashin' Safari

With a name like Santa Claus, the Indiana city automatically brings visions of sugar plums, sparkling snow, and sleigh rides. Sure, that’s the case in winter, but during warmer seasons, it’s still a great place to visit for outdoor activities and family-friendly fun. From comfy cabins to old school movie theaters, here are some super fun summer activities in Santa Claus, Indiana.    A couple of years ago, I took a road trip to Santa Claus, Indiana, with my family. During our visit, we mainly hung around Holiday World &…

5 Best Museums in Indianapolis for Families

Best Museums in Indianapolis for Families: Children's Museum of Indianapolis and its Chocolate Slide

Headed to Indy with the kids and looking for fun places to visit? Want to add some learning while you’re there? From massive, outdoor ways to blow off steam to lessons in Indiana geology, here are the best museums in Indianapolis for families!  Eiteljorg Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Indiana State Museum Newfields (Indianapolis Museum of Art) NCAA Hall of Champions I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Indianapolis, Indiana, several times. And while each visit was for a different reason, I loved adding in some culture and learning for my daughter.…

Four Reasons to “Fall” for Fort Wayne, Indiana

fall events in Fort Wayne: Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana in fall

Have you visited Fort Wayne, Indiana? True, it’s full of family-friendly spots any time of year, but add autumn into its mix and it’s the recipe for fun! Looking for some Midwest autumn fun? From zombie invasions to zoo boos, here’s four fall events in Fort Wayne you’ll want to check out. I can never resist a good pun, so “falling” for Fort Wayne, Indiana is fun on so many levels. I had the pleasure of visiting the city this year and fell in love with its cool, family-friendly vibe and…

Luxury Camping at Lake Rudolph Campground in Santa Claus, Indiana

Lake Rudolph Santa Claus

When Travel Channel names an Indiana campground one of the ten best for families in the United States, you take note- and then ask when you can go! Sure, I’m a self-proclaimed indoor girl, but not only does Lake Rudolph in Santa Claus, Indiana, offer tenting areas and more rustic spaces, it’s all about luxurious camping as well- and that’s right up my alley. Our summer visit was filled with a new take on campgrounds- with more than a touch of holiday spirit! Lake Rudolph: An Overview Lake Rudolph is a…

How to Have an Amazing Family Getaway to Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Waynes Children's Zoo is a fun spot to visit - especailly in spring for its baby season!

There are some road trips that I know what to expect. I know exactly what the city has to offer me and my family and I’m stoked. Then there are cities that I don’t know much about so I’m even more excited – and Fort Wayne, Indiana, was one of them until very recently. I had the pleasure of being chauffeured around the fun city by none other than the folks that know it best (its Visitors Bureau!) and learned that the city is so much more than the spot…

9 Adorably Modern Ways Hendricks County, Indiana Embraces its Past

Hendricks County Indiana Court House Grounds

Drive one tire into Hendricks County, Indiana, and you’ll know you’ve traveled to someplace special. The county, just Northwest of Indianapolis proper, is not only filled with the booming sprawl of Indiana’s capital city, but it refuses to move forward without looking at its rich past. Here’s nine adorably modern ways Hendricks County, Indiana embraces its past- and why you need to visit to check them out! Pink House Promenade Every year, the residents of North Salem join together to celebrate Old Fashioned Days. Filled with local crafters (we saw the…

Eating My Way through the Midwest: Perry County, Indiana

Perry County Indiana Pour House Nachos

Road tripping this summer has become our favorite way to delve into the fine state of Indiana for sure. Not only did we have the pleasure of dining at popular Indiana Foodways Alliance foodie spots, but with each city and town that we’ve called home for a night or two we learned what makes the state appealing for families, couples, and folks that love to travel! Last month was all about Southern Indiana and what it has to offer both its travelers and residents. Our second stop on this leg…

Eating My Way through the Midwest: Columbus, Indiana

450 North Brewing Co Pizza Columbus Indiana IN

Road tripping this summer has become our favorite way to delve into the fine state of Indiana for sure. Not only did we have the pleasure of dining at popular Indiana Foodways Alliance foodie spots, but with each city and town that we’ve called home for a night or two we learned what makes the state appealing for families, couples, and folks that love to travel! Last month was all about Southern Indiana and what it has to offer both its travelers and residents. Our first stop on this leg…

Eating My Way Around Northern Indiana Part 5: Randolph and Jay Counties

Lil Bistro Cucumber

Getting to know a state through its foodie options is my idea of a perfect road trip! The Kid and I hit the road in late spring and headed west to check out some popular food offerings in Northern Indiana compliments of Indiana Foodways Alliance. They set up the itinerary, we plugged in the GPS- and traveled over, around, and through some well-known counties and some if-you-don’t-know-about-them-you-need-to-get-there immediately counties to taste test the best of the state. Not only did we have a delicious visit, we learned about our home state’s…