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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Plan an Offbeat Adventure with KC Destinations’ Quirky Trip

It’s no secret that I love a quirky destination. I’m never happier than when I have an offbeat itinerary ahead of me, which is why I was so excited to experience KC Destinations’ Quirky Trip.

An Art Lovers’ Guide to New York City

New York City has long been a mecca for creatives. So, it’s no wonder that there are tons of things to do and see for art-loving visitors as well. While the city is undoubtedly known…

Plan An Essential Madison, Wisconsin Experience with Beer, Cheese & Mustard

When it comes down to it, there are few things I love more than cheese. Add craft beer into the mix and I’m a pretty happy camper. That’s why I was so excited to have…

Must-Visit Las Vegas Attractions for Art Lovers

When you think of Las Vegas, a thriving creative community probably isn’t what immediately comes to mind. But for a city that’s known for its partying and casinos, Las Vegas has a surprising number of…

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