Outside of blogging at Olio in Iowa, Megan Bannister writes for a number of print and online travel publications as a freelance writer. Her work as been featured by Roadtrippers, Time Out and Far & Wide, among others.
She has also been a recurring guest on radio shows like Iowa Public Radio’s Talk of Iowa and has spoken at industry conferences about marketing, social media and other relevant topics.
Megan is currently accepting new collaborations with brands and destinations. Interested in working together? Learn more about how you can partner with Olio in Iowa!
“10 Must-Try Restaurants in Des Moines” | Oh My Omaha | February 2020
“Flight Attendant Horror Stories” | Far & Wide | July 2019
“The 12 best things to do in Iowa” | Time Out | July 2018
“10 Hidden Gems for a Shopping Getaway” | Travel Iowa | July 2018
“Shop Iowa’s Occasional Markets” | Travel Iowa | July 2018
“Pro Tips on Getting Your Car Ready for a Road Trip” | Far & Wide | April 2018
“5 Places to Explore Along the Glacial Trail Scenic Byway” | Travel Iowa | October 2017
“Spend a Scenic Night at a Grain Bin Cabin” | Travel Iowa | October 2017
“Discovering Farm-to-Table Dining at Harvestville Farms” | Travel Iowa | August 2017
RADIO & PODCASTS
“Places To Visit During Fall and Halloween In Iowa” | Talk of Iowa | Iowa Public Radio | October 2019
“Places to Visit on Iowa’s I-80”| Talk of Iowa | Iowa Public Radio | July 2019
GUEST POSTS & COLLABORATIONS
“Favorite Historic Hotels For Families In The U.S.” | Oh My Omaha | August 2018
“11 Midwest Summer Festivals Worth Traveling For” | Dang Travelers | June 2018
“Can’t Miss U.S. Roadside Attractions” | Minivan Adventures | April 2018
“Instagram Stories for Travel Bloggers: A User’s Guide + 10 Essential Tips” | Backroad Planet |December 2017
“Breweries Worth the Trip According to 16 Travel & Beer Writers” | Ems on the Road| September 2017
Iowa Tourism Conference | 2019
Plains Safaris: Great Plains Symposium | 2018