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Be cozy, be satisfied, b on the River.

My fellow college students can agree that one of the best things about coming home for the holidays is gorging at favorite locals restaurants. Having lived in Elkhart for my entire life, the restaurants I frequent don’t change much. However, Read more >

Jefferson Pointe – A Wonderful Winter Shopping Experience

Up here in northeast Indiana, the Christmas season is usually personified by crowded malls, busy stores and tons of people rushing about – inside. But there’s a different shopping experience to have at Jefferson Pointe, located in Fort Wayne. This Read more >

CNN Calls Santa Claus, Indiana One of “10 Most Christmassy Destinations” on Earth

You just can’t go wrong with a name like Santa Claus if you want to be all about Christmas. Christmas lights displays. Arts and craft shows. A candy castle?! Come on, what is more Christmassy than a freaking castle filled Read more >

Holiday Happenings in Hamilton County

Getting into the holiday spirit is now easier than ever! This year instead of searching all over for holiday happenings, the Hamilton County Convention & Visitors Bureau has gathered ideas for everything from Santa sightings to gift giving into one place: the Read more >

Explore Elkhart and the “574″

One of the best things about college is the weeks off we’re given for holiday breaks. But it always seems like after being home from about four days, college students are ready to head back to their respective universities. This Read more >

Downtown Indianapolis Presents City Sidewalks for Free Downtown Holiday Experience

Anyone who loves A Christmas Story will remember the family’s trip downtown to see the Christmas parade and to see Santa Claus. Back in the 1930s and 1940s, this type of holiday event was a regular tradition in most cities. Read more >

Tis’ The Season To Visit Wayne County

Thanksgiving and Black Friday have just passed, and you know what that means…CHRISTMAS! Time for listening to carols, snow ball fights, hot cocoa and awaiting Santa’s arrival. I love the holidays so much I don’t wait for Thanksgiving to come Read more >

10 Broad Ripple Best Bets

As a Butler student, I’m lucky enough to have easy access to everything Indianapolis has to offer. My personal favorite area of Indy is Broad Ripple Village, which is, on a bad day, a 15 minute drive from campus. The Read more >

Destination Downtown Lafayette

I had the privilege of spending the morning in Downtown Lafayette the other day. I was amazed at all the unique shops located within walking distance of each other. It took the entire morning to make my way through each Read more >

Spencer County – Christmas Shops, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and St. Meinrad

I’ve already blogged about part of my trip to Spencer County in Southern Indiana a few weeks ago during their Fall-O-Weekend celebrations (which are still going on by the way!). AND, I posted a video to give an overview of Read more >