Travel Guide: 24 Hours in South Bend

South Bend is a blossoming Midwestern city that offers just about everything for the thriving millennial. As someone who has had the privilege of visiting this great metropolitan more often than usual, it’s unmistakable that this northern Indiana city has it all.

As a city that changes noticeably with every season and flourishes with a congenial beauty, South Bend is a busy metropolitan featuring places that excel in culture and history, novel spots that serve unique food and drinks, and crowds that are warm and friendly. While it’s recommended you spend a lengthy amount of time in this charming Midwestern municipality, we share some popular ideas to check out when you have got just 24 hours to spare in the Bend.

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USPS Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial: The Town Behind The Stamp

In what was reported last week, the U.S. Postal Service is using an Indiana native’s photograph of a sunset amid a lush northern cornfield for a stamp honoring the state’s bicentennial. 

With Indiana celebrating its bicentennial this year and a growing curiosity of the small, remote town in northern Indiana, it’s the perfect opportunity to share with fellow Hoosiers and enthusiastic travelers the charisma and delight of the image captured in the stamp—the image of Milford, Indiana. Though a relatively remote town, it is a big honor for one with rich roots, first established in 1836.

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

They say, “home is where the heart is” and as I’ve gotten older, that’s something I truly believe. I think it’s been that way my whole life but I just never realized it. When I was in high school, a representative from IU showed up and asked if I would be interested in applying, though at the time it just didn’t seem practical to me. Not proud of the fact that proceeded, I laughed and said, “What am I going to do living in corn fields?”


I’m a Hopeless Wanderer

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I love to travel! The moment I saw this Daily Prompt asking to name the top five places I’d love to visit, I knew I had to share my dream travel destinations. I already get the chance to travel quite a bit—I’m a huge road tripper and got a chance to visit one of my dream destinations, Indianapolis for the first time in 2012. Ever since then, Indiana has been a second home to me and a place where I’ve visited more times than I can count. I can’t see any other place to settle down one day. That being said, I love quenching my wanderlust! Traveling has always been not just about the sights and people, but a powerful tool in fulfilling my true potential and understanding the person I want to be. Plus, who doesn’t want to visit some of the most beautiful places in the world? (more…)

Life is an Open Road: Essential Tips for Road Trippers

I love to travel. It is one of my favorite priorities in the world for not only is it the key to enjoying pleasurable adventure, but forms an important part of one’s education and personal growth. Travel is a ‘teacher’. There’s much mental richness in traveling. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved visiting new places and experiencing the charm, color and culture of small towns and big cities. Through my journeys, I’ve learned how travel is a powerful tool for personal development and enhancing connectivity to people and the cultural diversity. Travel teaches one patience, time management, appreciation, adaptation, acceptance, understanding and spontaneity in life.

While every mode of travel has its unique charm, road tripping can be a pleasurable experience as you drive through villages, towns and cities. For starters road travel puts you in command of effective time utilization and provides an exhilarating sense of freedom on the open road. As well, the resultant effect of road travel tends to work on our sensory and perceptive senses to lessen stress. Today more people in North America travel by road due to unforeseen delays in air travel. The lure of the road is undeniable and probably in our genes.

There’s nothing more exciting and rejuvenating to our spirit than getting into the car with your best friends, family or even pets, heading out together on fun adventures! There have been countless films over the years celebrating the culture of road trips—some good, some bad, but all setting their sights on the mystery and excitement of the open road. Now road trips are as American as apple pie, and traveling by car has long been an institution, remaining a classic pastime for many. Despite increasing gas prices, road trips aren’t something that will go out of style anytime soon because there’s no better way to experience a place than from behind the wheel and comfort of your car. Driving through states or provinces isn’t just a romantic journey through the countryside, but an indescribable thrill that beckons a thirst for life with an equally rewarding experience.

As the weather gets warmer and summer peaks soon on the horizon, many will be getting into their cars this sunny season! Before you get behind the wheel of your car and out of the driveway, here are some tips to maintain the romance of road tripping while minimizing the rigors of the road:

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