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Get Spooked by These 7 Halloween Events in Bloomington

October and cooler weather are almost here! That means pumpkin patches, haunted houses, trick-or-treating, and other Halloween events are right around the corner. Luckily, Bloomington has you covered for all events spooky and fun this year. These 7 Halloween events in Bloomington will be sure to…

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Homage to Hoagy Carmichael in Bloomington and Richmond, Indiana

Indiana has produced two great composer-lyricists (what we call "songwriters" these days): Cole Porter of Peru (Miami County), and Hoagy Carmichael of Bloomington (Monroe County). Hoagy Carmichael Mural in Richmond, IndianaWhile Hoagy may not have his own bed-and-breakfast like Porter, he does have…

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Bloomington, Indiana Travel Trip, Day 2

With a long Day 1 behind us (see Bloomington, Indiana Travel Trip, Day 1), Ben and I woke up fairly early on Sunday. "Fairly" being 8:30, which is way too early for a weekend vacation. But we only had a few hours left before we had to race up to Indianapolis for the Indiana Fever playoffs game. My…

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Bloomington, Indiana Travel Trip, Day 1

Over the last four years, I've taken my two daughters and my wife on my local travel writing trips. This time, it was my son Ben's turn. We were heading down to Bloomington, one of my favorite cities in Indiana, and the one I always play "What if I lived here?" whenever I visit. The trip had been…

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