Independently Minded - the IC Blog

  • Best Kid-Friendly Destinations in the United States

    July 23rd, 2015  •  blog

    Traveling with young ones can be tough. For most little explorers, an...

  • 5 Up and Coming US Neighborhoods

    July 16th, 2015  •  blog

    The conversation of “up and coming” neighborhoods invariably swings back and forth...

  • Best Snacks for a Road Trip

    July 7th, 2015  •  blog

    Driving accounts for millions of miles traveled around the world every year....

  • Summertime Eats at these American Restaurants

    June 30th, 2015  •  blog

    Summer is here and some foods just taste better in the warmth...

  • 5 Underrated Destinations in the Midwest

    June 9th, 2015  •  blog

    Sure, we love New York City, Los Angeles, Miami Beach, and other...

  • Cross Country Road Trip: Northern Route v Southern Route

    June 2nd, 2015  •  blog

    From Kerouac’s On the Road to Hopper’s Easy Rider, the cross country...

  • Fun Modes of Transportation Around the Country

    May 1st, 2015  •  blog

    Modern travelers are not always impressed by the luxuries of cars or...

  • The 4 Best Music Festivals of 2015

    May 1st, 2015  •  blog

    Although the roots of the camping-and-music craze date back to the Summer...

  • Vegetables Hit the High End

    May 1st, 2015  •  blog

    Long relegated to side-dish status and considered an afterthought on many respectable...

  • Independent Collection Picks – Spring 2015 Playlist

    April 1st, 2015  •  blog

    Good music knows no season, but we’ve still gone to the trouble...

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