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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.

Uptown Cafe

Dessert

Bloomington has no shortage of restaurants. My husband visited a few months back and kept talking about his awesome lunch at Uptown Cafe. So when I went there last month and my lunch appointment suggested it, I couldn’t turn it Read more >

Rural Routes to Main Street

Frazee Gardens

Rural Routes to Main Street is a Cultural Trail located just west of downtown Indy in Hendricks County. In December, I had the privilege of stopping at several destinations on the trail and want to make sure you know about Read more >

Corndance Tavern

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I’m really glad I had a reason to head to South Bend last week. It gave me an excuse to visit Notre Dame (more on that in a later post) and make another trip to Corndance Tavern. It has been Read more >

Children’s Museums

KidsCommons

So it’s still cold. It’s still dreary. Everyone is getting a little bit of cabin fever. You need to get out. You need a children’s museum. Lucky for you, there are many options across the state. Choose a destination and Read more >

Gray Brothers Cafeteria

Since 1944 Gray Brothers Cafeteria, located just eight miles south of 465, has been serving home cooked meals and dessert (I recommend the peach cobbler, but we’ll get into that later!). My husband has ranted and raved about this place Read more >

WonderLab

Ground Floor

I’ve made it a personal mission to hit all of the children’s museums in the state. Last month my daughter and I tackled WonderLab in Bloomington. Everything I heard about this place rang true. It was a great spot and Read more >

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 >