Tag Archives: Indiana

Goshen: The Maple City

Goshen is located in the heart of Amish Country. Almost all roads lead to this varied collection of beautifully restored turn-of-the-century buildings and tidy Victorian homes. Goshen is also laced with eclectic shops, specialty boutiques, and cozy cafés set throughout … Continue reading

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Nappanee: Embrace the Pace

Nappanee’s many shops, beautifully restored murals, and storied architecture can be enjoyed with a leisurely stroll. A window to another world, the quiet rhythms of Amish life—more than 3,500 Old Order Amish make their homes here—are revealed along back roads … Continue reading

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Middlebury: Small Town Delights

The neighborhood butcher, the Main Street hardware store, and the welcoming shop owner capture everyone’s idea of a small town. Middlebury is one of the most popular stops among RV enthusiasts. The massive Jayco manufacturing complex is located there, as … Continue reading

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Shipshewana: A Shopper’s Paradise

Shipshewana is a bustling village with quaint shop-lined streets, specialty retailers, and home-style dining. Shoppers search for handcrafted items, baked goods, and what-not behind picturesque turn-of-the-century storefronts. The Midwest’s largest flea market brims with bargains and hundreds of vendors. Livestock … Continue reading

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A Little Amish History

The Amish people in America are an old religious sect, direct descendants of the Anabaptists of sixteenth-century Europe who challenged the reforms of Martin Luther and others during the Protestant Reformation. They rejected infant baptism in favor of baptism (or re-baptism) as … Continue reading

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Touring Amish Country

Clip-clop, clip-clop, clip, clop It’s a soothing sound, this steady beat of horse hooves on asphalt. And it’s a sound heard often in Amish Country. Driving the country roads that zigzag Indiana’s Amish communities, you’ll pass numerous horse-drawn buggies—a visible … Continue reading

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RV Capital of the World

Elkhart County is considered the Recreational Vehicle Capital of the World. Over 80 percent of the nation’s recreational vehicles are manufactured in Elkhart County. You’ll find everything RV here from manufacturing, service, repairs, parts, and accessories to dealers, campgrounds, and … Continue reading

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Indiana Beach: More Problems Encircle Morgan RV Resorts

Will Indiana Beach, central Indiana’s beloved summer attraction, open next summer, as it has every year for the past 87 seasons? Morgan Recreation Vacations, the company that purchased the amusement park in 2008, says the answer is an unequivocal “yes.” … Continue reading

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Elkhart’s EV Dream Dies as RVs Surge Anew

Elkhart, Indiana, is known as the RV capital of the world. The city suffered badly when the recession hit, and demand for recreational vehicles all but screeched to a halt. That’s when local and state leaders started looking for ways … Continue reading

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: February 17

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY! 1. Tire Inflation Proper tire inflation is more important to your safety when traveling than many RVers realize. Under-inflated tires create … Continue reading

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