Indiana’s Glass Trail

I’ve been on plenty of wine trails, but I had never heard of a glass trail until I was in Indiana recently. Needless to say I was intrigued. I love glass art so I was thrilled to discover Indiana’s Glass Trail.

 

There are currently seven destinations in East Central Indiana that are on Indiana’s Glass Trail. There are other which is the closest to me 🙂

 

  1. Elwood Glass Festival, Elwood, IN: The festival features tours and demonstrations of the House of Glass and Prestige Art Glass (open year round). It’s a family event with glass, art, food and fun!

 

  1. Kokomo Opalescent Glass, Kokomo IN: America’s oldest art glass company. Manufactures colored glass for art and architecture with worldwide distribution. You can take a tour of this factory.

 

  1. Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass, Muncie, IN: The Glick Center supports and promotes the practice of the contemporary glass arts of Ball State University and in the East Central Indiana Region.

 

  1. Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN: From July through September 2013 the museum has been hosting the International Glass Invitational. The exhibition featured the work of 26 of the best studio glass artists in the world. Additionally, the museum has been hosting a Chihuly exhibit.

 

  1. Dunkirk Glass Museum, Dunkirk, IN: More than 8,000 pieces of glassware from 100 factories around the world currently on exhibit. Admission is $2/adults, free for children under 12.

 

  1. Bright Ideas Stained Glass, Farmland, IN: Amazing pieces of stained glass can always be seen in this workshop in Historic Farmland.

 

  1. Stained Glass Trail, Richmond, IN: Richmond is home to an impressive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Four sites within a five block area offer a glimpse of this magnificent national art treasure.

 

I hope you liked this post and I hope it was helpful! Tell me if you’ve ever been to these places or if you are planning to go!

Can You Picture Yourself On A Beach In Aruba?

If you are looking for a cool new place to travel on your next vacation, then perhaps what you need is a nice trip to a sunny tropical island. With so many different islands out there in the Atlantic and the Pacific, finding the right travel destination can be a real chore though. So, what is a person to do when they are faced with the problem of choosing a great tropical destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Well, they choose a place that can give them the relaxing tropical atmosphere that they need while also providing them with relatively cheap rates and all of the top notch services you would expect from a world class travel destination. In other words, they choose a trip to an island like Aruba.

 

You probably remember a year or so back when an American girl went missing during her trip to an island country. Unfortunately, that island was Aruba. However, since that incident, Aruba has been greatly trying to improve their view in the eyes of world travelers and now offers amazing discounts and rates for people who want to visit. While Aruba was never an extremely expensive place to travel to, it is now much, much cheaper than other islands where people head off to on vacation. In comparison to a trip to Tahiti or Hawaii, a similar vacation to Aruba is much less expensive, so you get more bang for your buck, you can stay longer or you can live like kings. You may have to act quickly however if you want to get these great discounts on travel to Aruba, as since more people are not taking advantage of these reduced rates, travel to this beautiful island country has skyrocketed.

 

So, when planning your next trip, why not skip Hawaii, forget Tahiti and instead give Aruba a try, you will be glad you did.

10 Reasons I’m Going To Love Visiting Niagara Falls, NY

I’ve been to Niagara Falls, Ontario quite a few times, but I’ve never visited the U.S. side. I’ll be fixing that this month when I visit Niagara Falls, NY. I found 10 reasons to travel Niagara Falls, NY.

 

  1. Unique Food: From Dwyer’s Irish Pub in North Tonawanda to DiCamillo’s Italian Bakery to family owned restaurants on Pine Avenue, you will experience unique restaurants and eateries with a rich history that have been around for generations.

 

  1. Wine: With over a dozen wineries in the Niagara USA Wine Trail and even a bar devoted to wine (Wine on Third in downtown Niagara Falls), you know it has to be plentiful and delicious!

 

  1. Negative Ions:  Although there isn’t a lot of science to back this up, it made the list anyway. It is believed that the mist from Niagara Falls creates negative ions that increase the levels of the mood chemical, serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy. No wonder why everyone is always so chipper!

 

  1. Indian Restaurants: There are a lot, seven to be exact, and they’re all within a 1-mile radius in downtown Niagara Falls. Naan anyone?

 

  1. Rainbows: We have tons of rainbows—without all of those pesky leprechauns!

 

  1. History:  The history of Old Fort Niagara spans more than 300 years. You can tour and view artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries. Hear ye!

 

  1.  Birds: Well, we don’t necessarily love them all the time, especially in the spring! Anyway, the Niagara River supports thousands of wintering gull and waterfowl species. And we do mean thousands!

 

  1. Ghosts: Hey, it may be a little scary but the ghosts of The Winery at Marjim Manor were on the SciFi Channel’s Ghost Hunters. They’re famous -that’s why we love them!

 

  1. Concerts: There are over one hundred free concerts every year. Who doesn’t love free?

 

  1. Water: Lots and lots of water.  About 750,000 gallons of water flow over Niagara Falls each second. That’s about 3,160 tons if we did our math correctly.