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Posted on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Shopping, Wakarusa

By Terry T. Mark It’s easy to get in the Christmas spirit and check off items on your shopping list. Experience the largest collection of diamond engagement rings and top designers in the nearby san diego engagement rings stores. What ever designer or style diamond engagement ring you are looking for its right here. Thanks … Continued

Visitors discovering Goshen is place to have fun

Posted on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 in Goshen, Must See's & Stops, Northern Indiana, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas

Visitors discovering Goshen is place to have fun

NOTE: A version of this story was published in the September issue of Goshen Business Journal. By Terry T. Mark GOSHEN — Sometimes Goshen Brewing Co. owner Jesse Sensenig looks around the packed-to-capacity tasting room and recognizes only a handful of faces. As expected, Goshen-area residents have embraced the family-friendly brewpub since it opened a … Continued

National magazines shine spotlight on Elkhart County attractions

Posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 in Amish, Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Museum, Nappanee, Northern Indiana, Outdoor, Places to eat, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Wakarusa, Where To Stay

National magazines shine spotlight on Elkhart County attractions

By Terry T. Mark National magazines keep finding their way to northern Indiana and the diverse attractions in the Elkhart County area. Midwest Living magazine recently spotlighted 17 local businesses in a feature headlined “Discover Amish Country” that appears in its 2016 Best of the Midwest Travel magazine. The one-page article did not stop at … Continued

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 Amish Country, Wakarusa, 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

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 Garden Tour, Quilts, Shipshewana, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Trip Ideas, Wakarusa

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

Buy it Where it’s Made along the Heritage Trail

Posted on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 in Middlebury, Must See's & Stops, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Uncategorized, Unique Shopping

Buy it Where it’s Made along the Heritage Trail

Make your shopping trip more fun. See firsthand how products you buy are made. In Amish County you can watch them make it then take it home. Even better – you can meet the people making it! Check out some of our nifty spots to buy it where it’s made. Country Lane Bakery Watch Amish … Continued

Get Your Cozy On! Shop for Cozy Comforts in Amish Country.

Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Things to do near Amish Country, Unique Shopping

Get Your Cozy On! Shop for Cozy Comforts in Amish Country.

Enjoy crisp fall days and think about cozy nights checking out the fabulous quilt shops along the Heritage Trail.  Locally handmade quilts hanging from the rafters of The Quilt Shop at Essenhaus invite snuggling. The old-fashioned Amish quilts at Rebecca Haarer’s shop in Shipshewana remind you of nights at grandma’s house. And see art expressed … Continued

Fun & Fabulous Finds on Main Street

Posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Places to eat, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Unique Shopping

Fun & Fabulous Finds on Main Street

Get inspired to re-create a room or two at the Black Crow on Main in Elkhart. It’s packed with cleverly paired new and restyled furniture plus fun and funky accessories. In Goshen, explore Found where you’ll feel like you’re perusing the stalls of artisans in faraway places.  The shop owners travel the globe to pick … Continued

Best of Summer in Amish Country

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 in Must See's & Stops, Shopping, Things to do in Amish Country, Where To Stay

Best of Summer in Amish Country

Even More  Summer Fun … Get out and go, and let the Heritage Trail audio driving tour guide you to the best of summer in Amish Country.  Travel country roads frequented by Amish buggies and stop at roadside stands brimming with just picked sweet corn, fresh-from-the-vine tomatoes and a bounty of other summer crops.  Visit … Continued

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