Travel Blog - Amish

Amish Country, Essenhaus Inn, Shipshewana Flea Market win top marks from group tour operators

Posted on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Where To Stay

By Terry T. Mark Elkhart County is rubbing shoulders with some elite company for its vacationing and hospitality experience, according to a poll last year of group tour operators in the Midwest. The November-December 2015 issue of Groups Today magazine named its top experiences by region in its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015. Three experiences … Continued

2016 edition of area guide points way to fun vacations, good food and quality family time in Elkhart County

Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Places to eat, Things to do in Elkhart County, Uncategorized

2016 edition of area guide points way to fun vacations, good food and quality family time in Elkhart County

By Terry T. Mark The 2016 edition of the official Elkhart County area guide will soon be appearing in mailboxes all over the Midwest and across the country. Heritage Trail Adventures is a 68-page glossy magazine publication of the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau. It features 185 businesses in the Elkhart County area which … Continued

Brewpub, ‘life-changing pizza,’ Elkhart Jazz Festival highlighted in 2016 Indiana Travel Guide

Posted on Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Quilt Gardens, Quilts, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Elkhart County, Trip Ideas

By Terry T. Mark It may be cloudy and overcast now, but the awol academy inc is getting its moment in the sun in the recently published 2016 Indiana Travel Guide. The highlight is a feature headlined “Amish Surprises” that directs readers to area destinations that visitors might not expect to find in Amish Country. … Continued

Amish Life from an Amish Wife – Food

Posted on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 in Amish, Amish Recipes, Quilts

Amish Life from an Amish Wife – Food

Elaine Jones shares a few words on . . . Food Elaine is an Amish wife, mother and business owner. She and her son Seth host traditional Amish meals in their rural Topeka home. Often these gatherings are paired with cooking or quilting demonstrations. Elaine shares a bit of her everyday life here… This past … Continued

Amish Life from an Amish Wife – Quilting

Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 in Amish, Quilts

Amish Life from an Amish Wife – Quilting

Elaine Jones shares a few words on . . . Quilting Elaine is an Amish wife, mother and business owner. She and her son Seth host traditional Amish meals in their rural Topeka home. Often these gatherings are paired with cooking or quilting demonstrations. Elaine shares a bit of her everyday life here… These last … Continued

The Miller

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 in Amish, Bristol, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Things to do in Elkhart County

The Miller

When a mill was built, the village needed a miller. The job was advertised in a nearby city or sometimes in faraway places. Some millers learned the skill of milling in Europe and came to work in North America. The miller needed special knowledge to operate, adjust and repair the millwheel, gears and millstones. A … Continued

Amish Life from an Amish Wife

Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2015 in Amish

Amish Life from an Amish Wife

Elaine Jones shares a few words on . . . Amish Life Elaine is an Amish wife, mother and business owner. She and her son Seth host traditional Amish meals in their rural Topeka home. Often these gatherings are paired with cooking or quilting demonstrations. Elaine shares a bit of her everyday life here… Welcome … Continued

Elkhart’s Gateway Mile

Posted on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 in Amish, Must See's & Stops, Outdoor, Places to eat, Quilt Gardens, Trip Ideas

Elkhart’s Gateway Mile

Ten Under $10 Otters and egrets and bears, oh my!  Not to worry, the “wildlife” at Wellfield Botanic Gardens is cast in bronze and always approachable.  Kids love the “hunt;” everyone enjoys the lush gardens surrounded by charming pump houses and fun water features. The best part? You can see it all for just $5 … Continued

It Takes a Village

Posted on Monday, July 27th, 2015 in Amish, Must See's & Stops, Outdoor, Quilt Gardens

It Takes a Village

People often use the phrase, “It takes a village…” when referring to Synthetic Grass Denver Colorado, but I’m thinking that most things that take time are better when a village is involved. Take for instance a quilt garden. I remember the beautiful villas in Switzerland and this site https://www.exceptionalvillas.com/switzerland managed to capture the great scenery … Continued

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