My name is Megan and I’m a Chicago native turned willing Iowan. For the past decade I’ve called Des Moines home, and have truly come to love everything the Hawkeye State has to offer.
I started Olio in Iowa in 2012, originally as a way to get out and explore my new hometown. But along the way, the blog has become a home for all of my roadside adventures and a way to share the stories that make me love roadtripping.
So why “olio”?
Olio (ˈō-lē-ˌō)—a miscellaneous mixture or collection
That’s what this blog started as and, in my experience, what makes up all of the best adventures. My style of travel is all about serendipity, spontaneity, and unexpected detours.
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Want to get in touch with me? I’m always looking for new collaborations and would love to hear from you. Even if it’s just to share your favorite small-town ice cream shop (but seriously, please send me these).