Leisure and Travel Blog

Author: Russell Goodwin

When he’s not behind the keyboard writing for SoIN Tourism’s blogs, press release and newsletters as Communications Manager, Russell can be found at local festivals, art galleries or the hottest foodie spots in town. Russell is also a multimedia specialist skilled in audio and video production, photography and social media.

Contact: Russell@gosoin.com, 812-282-6692

January 29th is ‘National Plan for Vacation Day’ and now is the best time to get a jump start on planning your next getaway. Before you do, check out what these locals have to say for tips to plan your exciting getaway to southern Indiana. We’re #SoIN, and we think you’ll agree!

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Roses are red, violets are blue, here are some great ways to spend V-Day with your boo!

Several attractions and restaurants are spreading the love with dinner specials, live music, and romantic settings, but if you’re looking for unique ways to celebrate, check out Chocolate Lovers Weekend at

Southern Indiana is on the move. With all of SoIN’s happenings, you might have missed one or two things. We’ve got you covered. Here are some new attractions and projects that landed in SoIN in 2018. If you haven’t visited recently, you might want to plan a trip to experience it.


New Restaurants &

The holidays are upon us, and families and friends will gather together over a meal to celebrate. To help make your dining with loved ones extra-special, here are ideas on how and where to enjoy some of the region’s best cuisine.

Huber White WineStart With a Sip
Sample the Spiced Apple Wine from Huber Orchards,

Staff Picks: Here are a few of our favorite things

OK, so we weren’t able to find cream-colored ponies or crisp apple strudels. Neither were we able to visit every small business in SoIN. However, we can assure you that after taking a simple stroll on Market Street in New Albany or Spring Street in

Restaurants open for Thanksgiving in Southern Indiana

Chef making pumpkin dessertJust because you’re away from the kitchen this Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all the traditional dishes that come with the holiday. Or maybe you’re just looking for something different for family and friends to experience while