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Tacos, Tacos, Tacos!

If you’ve been to LaGrange County before, you know you’ll find great food. Anything from fried chicken, pork tenderloin, brisket sandwiches, you name it! And endless restaurants to try all of the local flavor. But no one ever thinks about the tacos… that’s right, I said tacos! And it’s not just the ground beef ones with lettuce and cheese that you get at Taco Bell (although one of those every now and then will do). Around here you can find anything from steak, chicken, chorizo, and even brisket, wrapped in a corn or flour tortilla, or even multiple tortillas, topped with onion and cilantro, or lettuce and cheese, maybe with guacamole… Okay, you get it there’s endless combinations. But where do you find all these delicious little Mexican treats?

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The Great Race

If you’re from the Midwest, you’ve probably made the drive to Florida before. For the few hundred people driving in The Great Race, it’s been quite a different experience. Starting in Jackson, Florida, 149 cars traveled the backroads to Traverse City, Michigan. This isn’t just your average road trip, nor is it a race to …

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Do you Know the Story Behind these 16 Huge Murals in Shipshewana, Indiana?

this blog was originally posted on shipshewanatradingplace.com  When you think of Shipshewana, Indiana, you probably think of the huge flea market, the good food, or perhaps the Amish community. What you may not know is that Shipshewana has sixteen gorgeous and huge murals painted all over town! In the summer of 2014, a group of highly-skilled …

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Shop Hop… Say What??!!

The Annual Shipshewana Quilt Festival is coming up, June 21-24, 2017.  Every year at this time thousands of women (and a few good men) flock to the Shipshewana Event Center for a week filled with all things quilting!  Now before I continue, I have to be honest… I am NOT a quilter.  Don’t get me …

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There’s Nothing Better than Paddling These Two Rivers Near Shipshewana

this blog was oringinally posted on shipshewanatradingplace.com By Anna Pasquali Ahhhh…Summer. If you’re like me, there’s nothing better than getting outside to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and nature during the warm Indiana months. One great way to take advantage of this glourious season is to paddle one of the amazing waterways near Shipshewana.   There …

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6 Myths to Keeping Group Travelers Happy

By Lora Gates Traveling with a group can be rewarding, exciting and sometimes tricky. Whether traveling with friends or family or planning group travel as a travel leader, you encounter some of the same challenges.   I remember the few times I have traveled with a group and no matter the size – small or …

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The Little Red House with Big Italian Taste

The Little Red House with Big Italian Taste Iannarelli’s is a family owned Italian restaurant located in Howe, Indiana in LaGrange County. Terry and Joyce Iannarelli have owned the restaurant for 14 years. The restaurants home is a quaint historic home built in 1845 and decked out in red with white detail. It stands out …

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How to Convince Someone to go Shopping

With all of the holiday craft shows and marketplaces ahead (like the Shipshewana, Indiana Fall Market Series), you’re going to need a shopping buddy. Whether it’s a best friend, a mom, a daughter, or a hubby, going shopping is just better with someone at your side. But what happens if the person you want to go with …

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42 Signs You’re From Shipshewana, Indiana

1. You know how to pronounce “Shipshewana.” And it’s not “Shipshewan-ee” or “Sip-se-wana.” 2. You don’t have to pinch your nose at the smell of manure. To you, it’s just “good, fresh country air.” 3. Your driver’s education training included learning how to pass buggies and bicycles. 4. Rush hour is on Tuesdays & Wednesdays during …

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