Leisure and Travel Blog

Author: Russell Goodwin

Food, festivals and family fun are just some of Russell's interests. During his free time (babysitter pending), you can find him sampling craft beer or catching some live music around town.  

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Spend V-Day with your boo!

Several attractions and restaurants are showing the love this year's Valentine’s Day weekend with dinner specials, live music, and romantic backdrops. If you’re looking for really different ways to celebrate, you may also want to check out

Southern Indiana is loaded with unique, one-of-a-kind holiday gift ideas throughout the area. Explore the local shops and specialty stores of SoIN to begin checking off the people on your gift lists. These are just a few to get you started:

A Gift of the Natural
Earth's Art
Earth’s Art, 205 E. Market St., New

Notice: Because of the pandemic, Literally, A Haunted House will not be held in 2020. Instead, the Friends of the Culbertson Mansion will hold “Macabre at the Mansion,” an intimate event that aligns with the mansion’s Victorian spirit. 

During October, New Albany’s historic Culbertson Mansion and its carriage house embrace all that is eerie and scary.

Why do you enter haunted houses?

Attending the New Albany Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, Sept. 27 & 28? Well we’ve already planned out your pre-game and after party. Turn up the fun and extend your stay with these things to do, along with local flavors in and around New Albany.

Before the Festival, Sept. 26

Things to Do

Carnegie Center of Arts and Culture Blunt Exhibit

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