Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Indiana Media Marketplace event in Indianapolis at the State Fair grounds. It was a great opportunity for someone like me who loves to write travel articles and blog posts about our great state to visit with people interested in the same thing. Representatives from Visitor Centers around the state were there to talk with writers, trip organizers and others about the newest products, innovations, services their areas offered.
The goal is to interest writers/editors/others into publicizing the events. I’ve already contacted several editors about ideas I learned about and hope to write several.
So many fun events are happening that I want to just travel around Indiana taking in all the fun and beauty! After three hours, I had talked with 30 reps and had 3 goody bags on my arms! Here is a photo of some of the items the reps were giving away.
While I can’t take the time to list all of the 30 wonderful events and places I learned about, I’ll list some highlights.
The Red Skelton Festival in Vincennes (his hometown) on June 5-8, 2013, honors one of America’s most-beloved comedians! There is a Red Skelton Museum and re-runs of his shows and comedy camps where people can practice Red’s characters like Freddy the Freeloader. Go to http://www.redskeltonmuseum.org and http://www.vincennescvb.org for more details.
Another can’t miss is a visit to the only nation’s only perfumery, Annie Oakley Studio in Ligonier. This would be a great girlfriend road trip! Annieoakley.com
Indianapolis is opening a new 8-mile bike trail that will go around the entire city! Wow! VisitIndy.com
I’ll mention other must-do’s for summer travel one-tank trips in future posts. Subscribe to this blog so you’ll not miss one!
What’s your favorite travel destination? Why?
I love reading your blog and hearing about neat places in Indiana. Have you toured Delphi?
Grace: Thanks for your comment! No I’ve not been to Delphi but I’ve heard about it and had meant to go there but had forgotten its name. Isn’t that the place w/ the canal and towpath? I’m making a list of places to visit this summer and that is on my list! I’m planning to blog about IN each Wednesday. Tell your friends! Take care,