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About Erik Deckers

is a professional blogger and social media consultant. He is also a humor columnist in several weekly papers around Indiana, and on his own blog at ErikDeckers.com. A supporter of the local arts scene, Erik is a rabid fan of the Indy Fringe Theatre Festival in the summer. Erik is married and a father of three, and a Ball State alum. Erik receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development — and a warm fuzzy feeling — for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.

Take a Literary Tour of Indiana, Day 1

There are enough cultural trails in Indiana, usually centered around an industry, like the Southern Indiana Wine Trail, or a geographic area, like the Hendricks County and Morgan County Cultural Trail. So I’m picking a cultural trail of my own, Read more >

Northern Indiana Beer Trail, Day 3

We had to cut our day a little short yesterday, trying to cover the remaining seven microbreweries in the Northern Indiana Beer Trail (click here for the Google Map). We covered seven on the Northwestern Indiana Beer Trail, but we Read more >

Northwest Indiana Beer Trail, Day 1

We already have a wine trail in Indiana, so I’m thinking we need a beer trail. There are enough microbreweries around the state, that we could spend a few days traveling around, sampling beers, and eating some great pub grub. Read more >

Story, Indiana to Pick a New Village Idiot

April 1 Election Fast Approaching Story, Indiana—They may not have much in the way of government, no mayor, town counsel, or any kind of government (they only have 13 full-time residents, after all), but little Story, Indiana understands how government Read more >