About Olio in Iowa

Olio in Iowa is a Midwest-based travel blog inspired by offbeat destinations, roadside attractions, and “world’s largest” things. Started in 2012, Olio in Iowa focuses on unique travel destinations and the joys of roadtripping. With readers located across the country, Olio in Iowa strives to highlight the nation’s sometimes overlooked locales and showcase the people who help create and maintain them.


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Support Small Businesses with Gifts from Shop Iowa This Season

Tis the season for shopping local! When it comes to finding the perfect gifts for everyone on my holiday list, I always turn to local businesses first. This season, I’m excited to partner with Travel…

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts from Midwest Makers

It’s no secret that shopping small is important to me. So when it comes to supporting artists and local businesses, I love to seek out gifts from Midwest makers.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Homebodies

Even the most seasoned travelers like to stay home sometimes. That’s why I’m excited to share some amazing gifts for homebodies on your list.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Foodies

When we travel, food items are some of my favorite things to pick up for gifts or souvenirs. So it makes sense that when the holiday season rolls around, my gifts for foodies in my…

Available Now: Iowa Supper Clubs

From relish trays and Old Fashioned cocktails to prime rib and fried fish, supper clubs are a quintessential part of midwestern dining culture. In Iowa, hundreds of supper clubs once dotted the state’s rural highways and byways, serving as havens for hungry travelers and community gathering places for small towns. Today, fewer of these classic eateries remain, but the ones that do hold some unique stories and incredible dining experiences.

Iowa Supper Clubs Book Cover