Oh, to be a bird and have the freedom to fly across the world and see every single inch of this beautiful earth on a whim. For those of us with limited funds and time (and especially those of us who aren’t built for living out of a backpack for the entirety of our lives) seeing all the places and meeting all the people isn’t a feasible goal. Instead of just reaching toward plots on a map, my Travel Bucket List is a bit more specific to my interests as well as experiencing the cultures. Continue reading
The Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis is two miles southeast of downtown Indianapolis. Connected to downtown via the Cultural Trail, Fountain Square is just a short walk, bike ride, or cab fare away from the heart of the city. This neighborhood holds a lot of history and has been on a slow track to being revitalized over the last decade. Today, Fountain Square is the go-to spot for hipster nightlife, great food, and even better drinks. Continue reading
Indianapolis is well-known for being the Racing Capitol of the World, but there is so much more beneath the surface. There is a strong artist community in Indianapolis, and this is evident throughout many neighborhoods of Indy.
Walking the streets, you are bound to find art on nearly every corner of downtown thanks to the Cultural Trail. Mass Ave neighborhood, on the northeast side of downtown, has multiple pieces per block, including the electronic sculpture “Ann Dancing” (a personal favorite). Broad Ripple has quite a mix: the typical, gritty back-alley graffiti as well as the quirky modern art like this gargantuan comb bike rack.
Art can be found throughout the streets of Indy. Speedway, Butler-Tarkington, and many other neighborhoods showcase the history of the city and feature local artists’ passion throughout.
Oh, holidays. Are you upon us again already? Yes, time sure does fly when you’re having fun with the people you love. If you’re struggling to think up a unique and thoughtful, yet totally usable gift for them this holiday season, here are some ideas to get you going. Continue reading
Knowledge and understanding of other cultures, and compassion for understanding where other people are coming from, is one of the best tools any traveler can take with them on any journey. While we have more information at our fingertips now than ever before, we seem to have less understanding of the world that we live in. Continue reading