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

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

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…

A Magical Visit to Lake Rudolph Campground

A Magical Visit to Lake Rudolph Campground

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…

Eating My Way through the Midwest: Perry County, Indiana

Eating My Way through the Midwest: Perry County, Indiana

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

Eating My Way through the Midwest: Columbus, Indiana

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

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

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…

Eating My Way Around Northern Indiana Part 4: Anderson Madison County

Eating My Way Around Northern Indiana Part 4: Anderson Madison County

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…

Eating My Way Around Northern Indiana Part 2: Miami County and West Lafayette

Eating My Way Around Northern Indiana Part 2: Miami County and West Lafayette

Getting to know a state through its foodie options is my idea of a perfect road trip! The Kid and I recently hit the road 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 neighbor…

Eating My Way Around Northern Indiana: Shipshewana and South Bend

Eating My Way Around Northern Indiana: Shipshewana and South Bend

Getting to know a state through its foodie options is my idea of a perfect road trip! The Kid and I recently hit the road 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 neighbor…

You’ll Never Go Thirsty in Bloomington, Indiana

You’ll Never Go Thirsty in Bloomington, Indiana

Bloomington, Indiana, is a town that’s so easy to fall in love with. Right around 75 minutes south of Indianapolis, the close-knit community is rich with arts, culture, and culinary offerings- including locally made wine, craft beer, and spirits. It’s quintessential essence of the Midwest makes it a fun day trip away from Indiana’s capitol city or a leisurely way to spend a few days. My visit to Bloomington this summer found me on a giant bus with other travel writers that love the taste and smell of the liquor…

So That’s What a Giraffe’s Whiskers Look Like Up Close! #FortWayne

So That’s What a Giraffe’s Whiskers Look Like Up Close! #FortWayne

Remember the 1980’s and how trips to the zoo would involve looking at all of the animals from behind a screened enclosure and glass windows? So much has changed in the zoo world in a couple of decades. Now, instead of merely admiring giraffes from afar, many zoos have interactive areas for their giraffes where you can feed them and even pet their heads if they’re willing. This is definitely my favorite giraffe pic from our visit to Fort Wayne in early June. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has tons…