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Nashville, IN: Best Small Town in America

Where are the most beautiful, fun, friendly, patriotic, best food and best place for geocaching located? How about Nashville, Indiana!   Yes that’s right, according to the Best of the Road 2013 Competition; Nashville, Indiana has been nominated as one Read more >

Sycamore Land Trust Hikes and Activities

I’ve been checking the weather forecast for this weekend each day. I have grand plans of hitting the hiking trail with my family to really get the spring season in full swing. I’m particularly excited because a few months ago, I Read more >

Local Jewelry Makes Great Fall Gift

In past relationships, finding the perfect gift for birthdays, Christmas, or just because presents was always one of the more challenging aspects of the relationship. I must admit that my first thoughts about gifts were grossly stereotypical and that only Read more >

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne

There’s nothing my son enjoys more than getting some time outside to run around. We try to do it nearly everyday when the weather is nice. But Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate, and particularly in the winter, we often find Read more >

Hoosier Outdoor Experience September 17-18

One of the causes that I’m truly passionate about is getting kids in the great outdoors more often. The difference in my son’s demeanor when he’s had ample time to play outside and when he’s been stuck inside is astonishing. 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 >

Holliday Park: A Hidden Gem

Holliday Park is an excellent nature park, jogging trail and picnic location located on the North side of Indianapolis not far from Butler University.  I recently discovered Holliday Park by volunteering through the volunteer center at Butler University.  While there, Read more >

Ways to Enjoy Indiana State Parks

One of the best investments my family has made is a $36 drop in the bucket for an annual state park pass. While we fortunate to have several gorgeous state parks within an hour drive of our house, I’m willing Read more >

New Exhibits at the Indianapolis Zoo

Many cities the size of Indianapolis have a zoo. But as it often does, Indianapolis outshines the others by having its zoo located in the heart of downtown. Here you’ll find beautiful landscaped paths and thriving ecosystems for each animal’s habitat, Read more >

Discovering Natural History at Falls of the Ohio State Park

Now that the frigid weather we’ve faced most of the winter is beginning to subside (knock on wood!), I’ve been daydreaming about some of my family’s favorite outdoor adventures around Indiana. This fall, we spent a gorgeous day hunting for Read more >