"My husband and I were so inspired by [Phil's] travels to every dot in Indiana that we are now wandering Indiana ourselves."
Former President Whitewater Canal Byway Association
A Life Off The Highway
For work and pleasure, I spent 37 years, most of them with my wife Beth, visiting every one of Indiana’s 2,230 'dots' – hamlets, villages, towns, and cities, and the land in between. Driving through towns and the farm fields and forests that connect them, sparked a curiosity to learn more about each dot. What made it become a place? Why did it prosper or wither and fade?
Every dot has a story and there’s more there than meets the eye.
Phil (and Beth) Anderson
When you want to take a one-day scenic drive or three-day excursion, the planning is often the most painful part, so people just ignore what’s unknown yet close to home.
The journey can be as enjoyable as the destination. Don't wait to arrive for your next trip to begin. Start with these questions to look deeper and discover more.
Whether you are traveling alone or with companions, these fun activities help you make your journey the destination and achieve expert wanderer status.
You are invited to follow along with my personal Life Off The Highway. On the blog, I share how I wander. And all the wonder I find along the way.
Are you an Experience Maker?
Experience Takers are all of us who travel. We take advantage of products and experiences created by others for us to experience or consume. (if that's you this website is right where you need to be).
Experience Makers are travel and tourism professionals who create the products and experiences for travelers or work with community leaders to capitalize on local assets. They craft narratives, connect assets, develop products and experiences, and create and implement marketing plans.
So for you Experience Makers out there visit rethinkphil.com, for consulting and thought leadership on:
Cultural Heritage Tourism
Strategic Planning & Facilitation
A blog; what it looks like when the journey becomes the destination