Category Archives: Tourism

Connect to the Outdoors with First Day Hike

As part of a 50-state initiative, America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year with a rejuvenating healthy hike connecting with the outdoors. Join us at the Indiana Dunes State Park where this annual tradition will look a little different this year as YOU get to…

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3 Reasons To Go on a Winter Camping Trip This Year

3 Reasons To Go on a Winter Camping Trip This Year

Does your camping gear tend to spend the winter packed away? Many people go on vacation in the summertime, but cold weather shouldn’t prevent you from doing the things you love. There are many joys to winter camping you shouldn’t miss. Whether you’re a cold-weather junkie or you just want to mix things up this…

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2 Ideas for a Pandemic-Safe Winter Vacation

2 Ideas for a Pandemic-Safe Winter Vacation

For many people, the holidays are the highlight of the year. Even beyond the magnificent feasts and heartwarming family gatherings, the break from school or work brings a great opportunity for unforgettable trips and experiences. Of course, like many things in 2020, COVID-19 has changed a lot of winter travel plans. You don’t have to…

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Where to Go For Christmas Lights

     Seems like the one thing popular this year during the Pandemic is to go see Christmas lights from the safety of your own car. We’ve compiled a list of Very Popular places for you to enjoy in the Northwest Indiana Region.      Folks are wanting to celebrate the season and give their…

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Holiday Traveling Tips for Pet Owners

Holiday Traveling Tips for Pet Owners

Traveling for the holidays this year will be far from normal—that is, if travel will be possible for you at all. If you plan to visit out-of-state family for a road trip or a cabin on the lake, you may need to find accommodations for any pets before you leave. While you have still have…

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Ways To Treat Cabin Fever During Challenging Times

Ways To Treat Cabin Fever During Challenging Times

Everyone has a painful case of cabin fever this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many folks are staying home to slow the spread of the virus. Although these actions are honorable, staying home too much can be incredibly boring. People watching the minutes tick by should read about these ways to treat cabin fever…

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Indiana Dunes Movie Premieres In Valparaiso

     Indiana Dunes Tourism, in partnership with the National Park Service and Smith Donovan, is celebrating the new film at a nature-themed outdoor movie night fundraiser at the 49er Drive-In on October 8, 2020.      The premiere of the new Indiana Dunes National Park documentary film, Indiana Dunes: Nature’s Masterpiece takes place on…

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Bored? Try Goat Walking with the Family

Owners at Creme De La Crop Farm in Valparaiso found themselves without the time to take their goats walking, which is a much needed activity for the health and well-being of the goats. So, they came up with a method to have family volunteers walk the goats – which has turned out to be a…

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Car Care Tips for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is typically one of the busiest travel weekends of the year as people look to get in the final trip of the summer.  Due to the many travel restrictions from COVID-19, more people will be driving to their holiday weekend destinations this year.  This places an increased importance on making sure your car…

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St. Iakovos Greek Festival Cancelled

      After much discussion and consideration, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s St. Iakovos Greek Festival that was to be held in September at the Porter County Expo Center.  The decision was made out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of those that attend the Festival…

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