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Faeries, Sprites and Lights at Minnetrista is a faerie wonderland!

On a Friday night in July, I will step through a magical door and onto the brick paths of Oakhurst Gardens at Minnetrista. There will be luminaries lighting my path. I will be holding hands with my tiny daughters, dressed Read more >

Run Here! Turkey Run State Park

Camping is a perfect way to get back in touch with nature while discovering the history of the land. Turkey Run State Park, in Kingman, Indiana, is a great place to take the family for an outdoor adventure full of Read more >

Into the Wild: Exploring Indiana’s Only Designated Wilderness Area

Believe it or not, lasagna in a bag actually tastes pretty good — especially after a long hike in the middle of nowhere. Eating dehydrated food cooked with sterilized lake water is just one of several new experiences I had Read more >

A morning at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

When you make plans to visit a wildlife refuge, you naturally have expectations of thriving ecosystems and animal encounters.  Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, located near Seymour, Indiana lives up to that.  As we pulled into the entrance, we were greeted Read more >

Fair Oaks Farms: A Moooving Experience

Last week I visited Fair Oaks Farms with my colleague Jaime to experience a day trip there. This is the second post in a two-post series about our trip. The most extraordinary part of my Fair Oaks Farms adventure was Read more >

Fair Oaks Farms: Where Your Milkshake Came From

Last week I visited Fair Oaks Farms with my colleague Jaime to experience a day trip there. This is the first post in a two-post series about our trip. It’s hot outside and most Hoosiers are reaching for a milkshake Read more >

Indy Art Just Got Even Better

Art-inspired basketball courts? Disappearing benches? A ship in the middle of Indianapolis? It’s all happening June 20 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art with the opening of 100 Acres: Virginia Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. This will be one of the nation’s Read more >

The Girlfriend Ride: A different kind of girls getaway

Many girlfriend getaways involve manicures and shopping and ladies lunching. If you’re looking for a getaway of a different speed, you must check out The Girlfriend Ride, taking place in Columbus, Indiana on Saturday, June 19. This event, which is Read more >

Pokagon State Park Toboggan Time Trials on December 5

Pokagon State Park is hosting the third annual Toboggan Time Trials on Saturday, December 5, from 1:00 – 3:00. According to the Department of Natural Resources website, there are four divisions in the race, and the fastest team in each Read more >