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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Latest Posts

5 Tips for Working Remotely While Traveling

With opportunities to remote work more plentiful than ever, the rise of the “workcation” isn’t far behind. If you can work from anywhere, why not get a change of scenery and truly take advantage of…

3 Ways to Experience Agritourism in Iowa

When it comes to Midwestern stereotypes, agriculture is often the first thing that comes to mind. But as a traveler, you can also embrace farm life with agritourism in Iowa.

20 Fun Things to Do in Wichita, Kansas

One of my favorite things about exploring the Midwest is that its destinations are often underestimated. There’s always the potential to be surprised, and what I discovered in Wichita, Kansas was no different.

20+ Terrific Places to Eat in Wichita, Kansas

Some cities are known as foodie cities. But you might not expect to find small batch coffee roasters, craft breweries, and world-class restaurants in the middle of Kansas.

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

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