Matchstick Marvels

2016: A Year in Review

Earlier this week, I shared some of Olio in Iowa readers’ favorite posts from the past year. But when I sat down to look back on my year in travel, I realized there were so…

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The Magnificent Matchstick Marvels

It’s no secret that Iowa is full of offbeat attractions and over the years, I’ve visited quite a few. But somehow I’d always missed out on Matchstick Marvels in Gladbrook, Iowa.

2016 Bucket List

Olio in Iowa’s 2016 Bucket List

Unlike most new years, I started off 2016 in the midst of a road trip. Waking up in new cities and driving through more than a half dozen states when all was said and done definitely set the tone for all of the adventures I hope to have this year…