Metro CC, The Walking Tourists team to offer Midwest travel classes

Want to learn about day trips from the Omaha area? Maybe check out places where legends and celebrities called home in the Midwest? How about checking out some of the natural beauty we have in the region? These and more are the focus of a Midwest Travel class that we and Metropolitan Community College are […]

Hendricks County’s Bread Basket Cafe serves great comfort food and desserts

Who can pass up a slice of breakfast pie? When you visit Bread Basket Café and Bakery in Danville, Indiana, you can most certainly count on enjoying a slice of dessert after finishing a delicious breakfast. Having outgrown their original location in another town, the owners sought to move their restaurant to Danville. They wanted […]

Filling our 2017 bucket list on ‘National Plan for Vacation Day’

Welcome to “National Plan for Vacation Day.” Jan. 31 has been designated as the day to help people plan their time off for the year. Project Time Off says that people who plan their vacations early in the year actually take time off from work for some recreation. It’s vital that people plan to take time […]

Spring Getaways in the Midwest – #MWTravel Chat

While we may think the snow currently on the ground makes a beautiful landscape at times, we are ready for Spring. We are ready to hit the road and travel to some great Midwest destinations. For our next #MWTravel chat on February 1st, we’re going to give you some great choices for getaways this Spring in […]

Travels 2016: History, racing, food, art top Indiana visit

Our visit to Indiana was a jam-packed five days of auto racing, horseback riding and football mixed with a lot of small town activities. Lisa and I each felt like we needed a vacation after the trip to rest up. We had a great time visiting Indiana. Our visit started with a delicious lunch at […]

Learning about Indiana government with capitol tour

It may not have been the people’s first choice, but the current Indiana State Capitol building has outlasted its predecessors. Completed in 1888, it became the fifth and final state capitol building for the state. Indiana was admitted to the United States as the 19th state 200 years ago. The first capitol building was a […]

Nostalgia and great food await you at Hendricks County’s Oasis Diner

The Oasis Diner takes its guests back to the 1950s, where you expect teenagers to be wearing poodle skirts and leather jackets. Instead, enjoy the nostalgia the restaurant brings and the great food it serves. The Oasis Diner opened its doors in Plainfield, Indiana, in 1954. It was housed in a dining car delivered via […]

Creating Hot Blown Glass art in Hendricks County

Watching hot blown glass art being created is very relaxing to me. The steps taken to create beauty from a small dab of glass is impressive. Getting the opportunity to watch art being created up close is…well…priceless. Lisa Pelo runs her own hot glass art studio out of a workshop behind her home near Clayton, […]

A touch of nostalgia at Hendricks County’s Mayberry Cafe

Dining at the Mayberry Café is like stepping through your TV screen and sitting at the table for a family dinner with the Taylor family. The Danville, Indiana, restaurant uses “The Andy Griffith Show” as its theme. Visitors will find menu items using the show as inspiration and photos and other memorabilia as part of […]

Living the cowboy life in Hendricks County

I’m a fan of Billy Crystal’s “City Slickers.” I’ve dreamed of spending a vacation on a working ranch, herding cattle from a ranch in New Mexico up to Colorado. Along the way, birthing a calf and getting to keep him. But, alas, a cowboy’s life was not meant to be. Even though, my childhood nickname […]

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