The Local Tourist digs deep into destinations with passion and insight, focusing on culture, history, the great outdoors, and tips on how to enjoy it all.
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There’s nothing like hittin’ the road for a great adventure! Check out these guides before you venture out.
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Go beyond the standard “what to do” with these in-depth destination guides.
I’d been in Sheboygan for less than 24 hours when I saw the t-shirt: “Sheboygan. Who knew?” it asked. I certainly didn’t. I had an idea I would like it….
Straddling the Fox River about 40 miles northwest of Chicago, Elgin is a city rich with history, art, shopping, and the great outdoors. Dining and drinking options abound, and while…
Hendricks County, Indiana, may be right next to the state’s largest city, but it’s got none of that suburban feel.
Visit a desert land that draws artists, creative chefs, talented winemakers and brewers, and anyone enchanted by the great outdoors.
Getting an education in great food and drink in the college town where I was born.
Brown County, Indiana draws visitors because of its natural beauty, but if it weren’t for a bunch of artists it might never have happened.