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Wine and Canvas Art Classes

Last weekend, I took a much-needed mom’s day out and headed to a local Columbus pub. No, my newborn didn’t drive me to drink. Instead, I had a chance to enjoy an afternoon art class courtesy of Wine and Canvas. At Read more >

Tourism Blogs Around the State

As the winter months approach, one thing I’m always surprised by is friends who comment that they get bored this time of year. One quick read through the Indiana Insider, the blog you’re reading right now through Visit Indiana, will Read more >

Becoming a Serious Swirler at Bloomington’s Butler Winery

Even before I became the sophisticated 21-year-old that I am today, I always had a fascination with wine, and I made it my personal goal to one day be referred to as a “wine connoisseur” or even better, a “wino.” Now, Read more >

Oliver Winery – Indiana’s Largest Winery

When drinking a glass of wine, with every sip I take I ponder about how long it took the grapes to ripen for this particular wine; how long the fermentation process took before the yeast began to digest the sugars Read more >

T.C. Steele State Historic Site

Since my family lives only 20 minutes from Brown County State Park, when we crave a long hike in the woods and a chance to reconnect, that’s usually where we head. But this weekend, we wanted to tackle a new trail. So Read more >

American Craft Beer Week: Upland Brewing Company

I recently learned that it’s American Craft Beer Week. Specialty beers are becoming quite a food trend these days. Perhaps it’s even moved beyond a trend and has entered the realm of classic. Either way, it’s an adult delight that can Read more >

Beautiful Drive South to Bloomington’s Oliver Winery (#INSavings)

Several years ago, my husband was in graduate school full-time at Indiana University in Bloomington while I was still living and working in Indianapolis. While this distance and schedule conflict was challenging at times, the highlight was the chance to Read more >

Bloomington to Host Creative Aging Festival

On a rare occasion, my day job and my bonus gig as a blogger for The Indiana Insider converge. This is one of those happy occurrences. By day, I’m the communications manager at the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging Read more >

4 Summer Vacation Ideas

As the school year is winding down, I know many families are making plans for summer vacation. Since gas is hitting $4 a gallon, spending a week or two closer to home is a great option this year. I’m a water person, Read more >