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November 19, 2018

Transportation Options from Chicago to NNE Indiana

In Chicago, I’ve not needed to drive for 20 years now. When I visit my parents in north-northeast Indiana (46703) for the holidays, they’ve been kind enough to drive 90 minutes each way to pick me up from the South Shore terminal in South Bend. I’m trying to discover options to take that burden off them, but I think my only reliable, reproducible option will be to re-learn how to drive and then rent a car. But I’m wondering if people know of other options. What I’ve already explored, after the fold. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike around Angola, IN at 4:37 PM - 3 answers

June 20, 2017

Indianapolis, St. Louis, and the road in between

What should I do on a brief visit to Indianapolis and St. Louis, and what's the best route from one city to the next? Help me make this the best 4 day vacation ever! [more inside]
posted by stripesandplaid around Indianapolis, IN at 3:45 AM - 17 answers has best

June 8, 2017

Best roadside assistance company?

Are all the roadside assistance companies about the same or are any outstanding? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain around Indiana at 2:51 PM - 10 answers

December 1, 2016

Long term travel with young children

How can we provide the best experience for my (age 5 & 6) children as we travel Central and South America for 7 months? [more inside]
posted by Amity around South Bend, IN at 11:16 AM - 18 answers

October 13, 2015

Indianapolis Convention Center Hotels - no room at the inn

Trying to find a hotel within walking distance of the Indiana Convention Center in the last week of the month and they are ALL booked. I know I've left it late, but what are my options? Getting a bit frantic about it. [more inside]
posted by idb around Indianapolis, IN at 12:43 PM - 12 answers has best

May 12, 2015

GenCon for the First Timer.

So we're heading to GenCon for the first time this year. I am looking for tips, tricks or just plain survival strategies, to get the most from the event. [more inside]
posted by wwax around Indianapolis, IN at 9:17 AM - 8 answers

August 6, 2014

Help Me Shoot (Pictures) Gary, Indiana

As a kid, I happened to pass through Gary, IN, on a handful of occasions. I was always blown away by the frightening industrial sprawl; it looked like Mordor, or Blade Runner, especially at night. Now I'm a grown up, and I would like to take cool pictures of this. [more inside]
posted by credible hulk around Gary, IN at 10:17 PM - 9 answers

June 27, 2014

Extra time in the Hoosier state...

Tomorrow I'm driving from Indianapolis to Terre Haute, and have 3-4 hours longer than I need to make the drive. Any good detours or stops I should consider? [more inside]
posted by heyforfour around Indiana, IN at 7:52 PM - 13 answers has best

February 18, 2014

Help me get from South Bend, IN to Indianapolis, IN

I am traveling to Indiana from California for work. I need to get from South Bend to Indianapolis. I was originally planning to just rent a car, but I've never driven on snowy roads and my family is convinced I'm going to kill myself. Can you help me travel safely? [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes around Indianapolis, IN at 12:09 PM - 16 answers has best

January 1, 2013

Where to go in Detroit and Chicago?

Where to go during a trip to Detroit and Chicago? [more inside]
posted by _cave around Porter, IN at 3:14 PM - 16 answers

October 25, 2012

Ho! Ho! Ho! - Aw, Hell NO!

Skipping Christmas, International Travel Edition: Where should we go?? [more inside]
posted by floweredfish around Jeffersonville, IN at 12:38 PM - 14 answers

June 2, 2012

All I know about Indiana comes from Parks & Rec

I'm going to be working in a corn field in Noblesville, IN, for three days. Do you have recommendations for either the field work or restaurants in Noblesville? [more inside]
posted by maryr around Indiana, IN at 11:44 AM - 9 answers has best

April 6, 2012

I know there's more than corn in Indiana, I just don't care.

What, if any, are the good qualities of Indianapolis, Indiana? As a former resident, born and bred, who spent the majority of my life there, I've never liked Indianapolis. Now, the yearly family visit looms. How can I make the best of my time there? [more inside]
posted by i feel possessed around Indianapolis, IN at 9:33 AM - 18 answers

January 9, 2012

Hokey medical spas near Indiana?

My wife really likes run down tourist attractions and old fashioned "medical" spas, both of which are found in Hot Springs, Arkansas. For her birthday this month I need something closer to Indiana (within 200 miles of Indianapolis). Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ChrisHartley around Indiana, IN at 10:25 AM - 12 answers

October 15, 2011

Chicago to South Bend Roadtrip

Can you suggest must-do's and must-not do's for a road trip from the Chicago area to South Bend (Notre Dame)? [more inside]
posted by qsysopr around South Bend, IN at 5:20 AM - 9 answers has best

June 21, 2011

please don't say there aren't any

What are the best vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Bloomington, Indiana? What else should I be sure to do while I'm there for a conference this weekend?
posted by gerryblog around Bloomington, IN at 8:16 PM - 15 answers has best

April 27, 2010

What neighborhood of Indianapolis should I live in?

What neighborhood of Indianapolis should I live in? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 around Indianapolis, IN at 7:48 PM - 13 answers

April 24, 2010

My grand South Indiana vacation

A friend of mine is getting married the last weekend of July. I have some vacation coming up in July/August. This is good. My friend is getting married in Jasper, IN, down in the toe of Indiana. This is... a little daunting, from a vacation standpoint. [more inside]
posted by ormondsacker around Indiana at 1:04 PM - 20 answers has best

March 8, 2010

Spring break in Indianapolis!

What are some places/restaurants I can visit while I'm in Indy city? [more inside]
posted by Junior687 around Indianapolis, IN at 2:11 PM - 9 answers

August 28, 2009

Are there any Fort Wayne taxis that don't suck?

So are there any taxi companies in Fort Wayne, IN, that don't suck? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn around Fort Wayne, IN at 9:47 AM - 3 answers has best