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Oliver Winery

While heading down to IU Basketball games in the winter, we always drive past Oliver Winery just north of Bloomington. I visited years ago and always mention to my husband that I'd like to stop. But it never works out because we are always trying to make it to tip-off. Well a few weeks ago it did…

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5 Things to Look Forward to in Indiana Travel

Today was the Indiana Tourism Media Marketplace at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It's an annual event that brings together travel writers, convention and visitor's bureaus, and representatives of notable Indiana attractions. I love to go because I see all the people I'm lucky enough to work with…

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Don Hall's Guesthouse, Day 2

On my trip to Fort Wayne, a couple of us rode up a day early (in fact, we were ALL in town a day early on our travel writers' trip) so we could be at the Vera Bradley Outlet Sale at the crack of, well, 9:00. I had a choice of hotels to choose from this trip, including Don Hall's Guesthouse, which I…

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Paramount Theatre

Several years ago I was invited to a wedding at the Paramount Theatre in Anderson. I couldn't attend and ever since then I've wanted to visit the theatre. Last month I had that opportunity and was blown away. I knew a little bit about the theatre's history - one of 12 remaining John Eberson…

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2013 Vera Bradley Outlet Sale

It's always a weird place for me to be: in a giant space surrounded by a bunch of pretty purses, bags, and accessories made by Vera Bradley. But once again, just for the good readers of the Indiana Insider blog, I placed myself in harm's way, just to get a good story about this annual feeding frenzy…

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A Visit to the Allen County Genealogy Library

At some point in our lives, everyone wonders, even a little, about where they came from. Not that awkward talk that your mom or dad had with you when you were 12. But our families histories. What was your grandmother like when she was a girl? How did she live through the Great Depression? (Or if…

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Joseph Moore Museum of Natural History

If you are a parent to a young child then you can agree with me that long car trips are a definite no; the kids get tired, they want to stop at every Mc Donald’s you pass and then comes the dreaded temper tantrums. I try to avoid long trips as much as possible with my two year old, so why take a…

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