Volkswagen Beetle Spider in Avoca, Iowa

Volkswagen Beetle Spider

I make the trip west on I-80 between Des Moines and Omaha pretty frequently for work, but somehow I’d never stopped to see this roadside oddity…

Stalks of grass in front of red painted Hogback Covered Bridge, one of the six remaining Bridges of Madison County near Winterset, Iowa

The Ultimate Guide to the Bridges of Madison County

Before the recent cold snap hit, a friend and I took a trip to Winterset that included—among other stops—a tour of some of the bridges of Madison County. Made famous through Robert James Waller’s novel and the 1995 movie starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, the covered bridges have become one of Iowa’s notable tourist attractions…

Signage for the Kerstmarkt, Pella's Dutch Christmas market in Pella, Iowa

8 Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Pella, Iowa

There’s nothing quite like Christmas in Pella, Iowa! With a town square that’s straight out of a Hallmark movie and quaint, Dutch touches abound, this southern Iowa community is probably most well-known for its Tulip…