Fast times in Southern Indiana

When you think of Southern Indiana, do images of sweeping plains, dotted with picturesque farms come to mind? Yeah, me too. The last thing I expected to find was an ornate, turn-of-the-century European-style resort, an over-the-top historic hotel or an adrenaline-laced adventure park.

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5 ½ tips for an extreme road trip with kids

Any road trip that requires more than 12 hours in a car is, by its very nature, extreme. Add kids to the equation, and it becomes a test of your character – and theirs. We’ve been traveling with our family of five since our oldest (now 13) was in diapers, and we know a thing or two about endurance.

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Overheard in Minneapolis, dontcha know?

Minneapolis looks just like any other big American city. There are skyscrapers, fast-talking urbanites, streetcars and even a brand-new football stadium being constructed in a revitalized part of town. But Minneapolis sounds different. It’s in the way they talk here, a peculiar way of saying things that betrays a Scandinavian sense of understatedness.

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Making waves in the Windy City

Most people know a big city by its skyline, but in Chicago, despite its instantly recognizable silhouette, it’s all about the waterways. At least that’s how our family sees it.

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Thinking outside the box in Indianapolis

From the air, the Midwest looks like a checkerboard, with squares of cornfields, pastures, and farms spread across a perfectly flat landscape. But from the ground, it can be an outside-the-box experience.

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On the road again

The Elliott Family is going on The Most Epic Family Road Trip and you’re invited. Let us know if we’re going to be visiting the city you live in or if you have recommendations on things to see and do while we’re on the road. Music, food, theater, art, history or architecture, anything you’d like to share with us.

Here’s a quick run down of the places we’ll be visiting:

United States
Florida: Orlando (origin)
North Carolina: Charlotte (overnight)
Pennsylvania: Harrisburg (overnight)
New York: Rochester

Quebec: Montreal
Ontario: Toronto, Muskoka, Sault Ste. Marie, Terrace Bay, Thunder Bay
Manitoba: Winnipeg
Saskatchewan: Regina
Alberta: Calgary
British Columbia: Vancouver

United States
Washington: San Juan Islands, Seattle
Oregon: Portland, Bend
Idaho: Boise (overnight)
Montana: Emigrant
Wyoming: Saratoga
Nebraska: Lincoln (overnight)
Iowa: Des Moine
Illinois: Urbana
Kentucky: Louisville
Alabama: Scottsville
Florida: Orlando

We may have to change the itinerary towards the end of our trip to allow for some paranormal activity in some haunted spots. But don’t worry, we’ll keep you up to date with all the drama as our family of five embark on this almost nine week adventure.

If you’d like us to visit your area on an upcoming road trip, don’t hesitate to send us an email.