New Year Resolutions 2017

Jo biking!

Jo biking!

It’s almost 2017! Wow, how the time has flown! A new year means so many exciting opportunities to make a resolution or two for a change one wants to make to improve in his or her life. What New Year’s resolution(s) are you making this year?

We thought it would be fun to share some of our Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette staff’s special resolutions for 2017. Enjoy!

Sam shares, “My resolution is to make more time to see my family.”

“To get all my family photos organized!” is Lisa’s resolution.

Jo has a few, “My New year’s resolutions are: 1. Continue losing weight until I am to my goal weight. 2. Get stronger, as in lifting heavier weights, increasing my endurance and stamina (specifically for bicycling). 3. Finding time to bicycle more and longer distances.

“My resolution is to tame my shopping habits and save up money to take another trip overseas!”, shares Rachel.

My own is to try to take my 3 year old to as many local events and festivals so she can enjoy the culture of our community and have memories that will last a lifetime.

Share with us your resolutions!

Happy New Year! Weekend Update: The Nutcracker & Howl with the Wolves!

D-02019Happy New Year!  We hope everyone had a fabulous evening of good cheer last night!  Today we embark on a new year, which will hopefully be prosperous and fun.  What is life if there is no fun in it?  We love to share all the endless possibilities for fun events so check out what is happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

The timeless ballet, The Nutcracker, will be performed at the Long Center of the Performing Arts. Make sure you have your tickets for this magical masterpiece taking place Saturday, January 4, and Sunday, January 5.  For many, the Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that brings children, parents and grandparents out for an afternoon or evening of entertainment to share in the beauty and grace of the performers and to listen to the lovely music.

Wolves, bison, coyotes and foxes!  Where can you find and see all 4?  Wolf Park!  This Saturday, January 4, bring the family to Wolf Park to “Howl with the Wolves“!   The evening will include a lecture on wolf communication, an opportunity to see some of the staff enter the enclosure and interact with the wolves of the main pack, and the chance to actually howl with the wolves.  Watch Darma (female wolf) and the others in the pack as they howl throughout the night.  It may be a cold evening, so bundle up tight!

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at