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About Carrie Lambert

Living in Indianapolis for over 10 years now, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now being at home with her four-year-old daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.

Vera Bradley Contest

Vera Bradley Outlet Sale

Don’t tell me you aren’t familiar with Vera Bradley. I just won’t believe you. You can be anywhere in the country and are likely to spot one of her famous purses, bags or even eyeglass cases. That is why if Read more >

Kokomo Opalescent Glass

Kokomo Opalescent Glass

You may not know, but just north of Indianapolis about 50 miles sits a historic, famous glass factory – Kokomo Opalescent Glass (KOG). In 1888, Charles Henry, a glass chemist from New York, visited Kokomo upon hearing about the gas Read more >

Honest to Goodness

IOTD Brand

Indiana is full of people who smile, welcome and encourage visitors to experience all we have. So “Honest to Goodness” is a great expression that encompasses what we in Indiana are all about. I’ve been in tourism for almost 15 Read more >

Rhythm Discovery Center

Rhythm Discovery Center

In the heart of downtown Indy there is a bit of a hidden museum for kids who love music – Rhythm Discovery Center. I say hidden because if you don’t know about it, you likely won’t run into it. Located Read more >

Barcelona Tapas

Spanish Meatballs

Last month we had tickets to a concert downtown and it gave us the perfect excuse to try a new restaurant – Barcelona Tapas. The service is designed to give you an traditional tapas experience you might find in Spain. Read more >

The Miller House

Photo Credit: Indianapolis Museum of Art

If you have traveled in Indiana at all, you likely know that Columbus (just 45 minutes south of Indy) is known for its architecture. In fact, it is ranked 6th in the nation for architectural innovation and design by the Read more >

Mama Carollas

Mediterranean

It had been a few years since I ate at Mama Carollas and I remembered my food fondly so we decided last month to head there once more. Located just south of Broad Ripple in Indianapolis, Mama Carollas’ charm is Read more >