Dani Vasquez
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Dani Vasquez

Dani is a former social media strategist for the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. While living in northwest Indiana and beginning her career in tourism, she enjoyed getting to know more about the community and events in the area so she could share them with all of you!

Bonfires, Beaches and Bumper Boats, Oh My! - Camping in Northern Indiana

Break out the sleeping bags, grab the marshmallows, pack your tent or hop in the RV because it’s camping season in northwest Indiana! It's time to get together with friends and family around the campfire, go on early morning trail walks, relax on the lakeand roast some weenies. I know I’m excited for burnt marshmallows and lake days and have already started planning my camping trip.  Here are a few campground options along the South Shore to get your camping trip planning started, including two within the Indiana Dunes. …

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Indiana Dunes National Park - A Change for the Future

Learn about the new entrance fees and what the fees will be used for. The federal area of the Indiana Dunes has seen many changes since becoming a National Park, and the park has plans to make sure that’s not ending anytime soon. Whether the changes be in the name, facilities, rehabilitation or entry fees, they all help the advancement of our beautiful national park…

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Get Outside This Spring in Northwest Indiana

The snow is melting, the flowers are blooming outside, and the sun is peeking out from the chilly winter clouds. Spring is full of hope and excitement and what better way to take it all in than exploring the beautiful green gardens and outdoors along the south shore of Lake Michigan. Open to the…

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Spring Break along the South Shore

Spring Break is here, and there is nothing worse than a house full of bored kiddos for a week. Luckily, there is plenty to do in northwest Indiana, both inside and out! Here are some places to go and things to do throughout the region for you and your family to escape boredom…

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Mother's Day Brunches and Events in Northwest Indiana

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! For all the moms, grandmas, stepmoms, and anyone else who stands in as a mom, Mother’s Day is all about them. Enjoy a special day with them at one of these brunches or events around the region! How are you celebrating Mother's Day this year? Share photos with…

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Easter Brunch & Events in Northwest Indiana

Eureka! You have come across our list featuring 2022 Easter Sunday brunches and events throughout Northwest Indiana. We've put together a list of region restaurants offering dine-in Easter brunch. With limited capacities, make sure to make your reservations before they sell out! We've also added…

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Paczki in the Region | Celebrate Fat Tuesday

Header photo from Marilyn's Bakery Get your paczki for Fat Tuesday - March 1, 2022! Paczki, pronounced “poonch-key,” are beloved fried pastries filled with jelly or cream, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and a Polish tradition. These pastries are tremendously popular in Northwest Indiana as we have one of the largest Polish American populations…

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Maple Syrup Time in Northwest Indiana

Every March, maple trees in the South Shore awaken with the warmer days of springtime and the sap begins to flow. Several parks in Northwest Indiana take part in this special time of year to show us all the sweet treats that the maple trees give us. Head to one of these local parks in Northwest Indiana to learn more about the history and process of Maple Syrup…

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