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The Peabody: A Memphis Landmark

By Randy Mink | October 11, 2022

By Randy Mink Special to the Journal & Topics For generations, The Peabody Memphis has been the top place to stay for anyone who wants to tap into the vibe of this musically inclined city on the Mississippi. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Memphis, the venerable hotel is just blocks from the riverfront and sizzling clubs of legendary […]

Beards, Bonnets & Buggies

By Randy Mink | September 13, 2022

By Randy Mink Special to the Journal & Topics Hearty food, country hospitality and the clip-clopping pace of rural life make Northern Indiana‚Äôs Amish communities inviting tourist destinations. Shipshewana and other towns offer a rearview look into the past lane, revealing an America removed from chain stores, mega-malls and traffic congestion. The slower tempo creates a comfort zone for travelers […]

Tootling Around South Bend

By Randy Mink | September 06, 2022

By RANDY MINK Special to the Journal & Topics At the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend, Indiana, I found myself yearning for the autos of yesteryear, the good old days when cars had more personality and style than the motorized boxes we see on the road today. Drifting through the rows of gleamingly restored antique specimens triggered boyhood memories […]