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Beat The Cold by Taking a Dive


It’s not the most conventional way, but when I was two years old I learned how to swim when my dad threw me into a pool off of a diving board. True story! As strange as it sounds, I’ve always enjoyed the peacefulness of pools. My favorite type of vacation is poolside in warm weather. Living in a state where ... Read More »

Indianapolis City Market: Highlight Reel


The Indianapolis City Market is one of my favorite places to direct hungry downtown Indianapolis visitors. This spot, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was the original “farmers market” back in 1886, before such things were hip outings on summer weekends. Now a central hub for downtowners, the market offers a variety of quick eats, fresh ... Read More »

Sharing Travel Adventures Through Instagram: Part 2

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Indianapolis Instagram photos As you saw in my last post, I love to use the Instagram app to share my daily travel photos with my friends and family. As the year starts, I’ve been looking back on my favorite Instagram photos from 2012, and I thought I’d share with you a few from my home base in Indianapolis. I’ve also ... Read More »

Super Bowl XLVI: Four Winning Strategies for Indianapolis

Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis When I'm not on the road working as an anonymous AAA inspector, racking up mileage and perfecting my in-car karaoke voice, I call downtown Indianapolis my home. In a few days, Indianapolis will take center stage as host of the Super Bowl, arguably America's largest sporting event. As Super Bowl XLVI draws near, the city ... Read More »

Indianapolis Attractions for Super Bowl Visitors

Indianapolis Super Bowl Weekend Thousands of visitors are expected to fill the streets of Indianapolis throughout the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012. While many of those out-of-town guests will dedicate their time in the Circle City to football-related activities, it’s important to realize that Indianapolis has many other types of attractions and offerings. Downtown ... Read More »

Navigating Indianapolis During Super Bowl Weekend

Indianapolis Super Bowl XLVI Indianapolis is buzzing in anticipation of hosting Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012. While final preparations are still being made, it’s important for both local residents and out-of-town guests to understand how standard traffic patterns are going to change for the event, especially around Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indiana Convention Center and the Super Bowl ... Read More »

Explore Northern Indiana’s Amish Country

Amish Country in Indiana What does fresh baked bread with apple butter have in common with the clip-clop from a nearby horse-drawn carriage? They are two of the reasons I love traveling to the ‘Amish Country’ of northern Indiana. With a number of charming small towns and welcoming locals, it’s a fun place to explore on a weekend getaway. The ... Read More »

Conner Prairie: Living History In Indiana

I still remember the words as if I’d heard them yesterday… ”Johnny, would you please run down the hill and fetch us some water from the well?” As a shy and somewhat puzzled eight-year-old, I vividly recall looking over to my parents at that point for guidance. I was at Conner Prairie interactive history park in Fishers, Indiana and I ... Read More »

Animal Behavior At The Indianapolis Zoo

Courtesy Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Bureau As a longtime member of the Indianapolis Zoo, I’ve certainly seen my share of lions and tigers and bears over the years (yes, all three are well represented there). But no matter how often I visit, I never grow tired of the facility, which is located in downtown Indianapolis’ White River State Park. The ... Read More »

Poetic: The James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home

As a writer (at least I pretend to be), there’s a special place in my heart for poets. In the state of Indiana, no poet is more famous than James Whitcomb Riley. For those whom share my enthusiasm for – or at least curiosity about – him, a visit to the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home near downtown Indianapolis is ... Read More »