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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…

Olio in Iowa's Best of 2016

Olio in Iowa’s Best of 2016

It’s been a bit of a crazy year—both personally and from a travel perspective. I’ve traversed across the Midwest and explored new areas of the south in my trusty old Acura (RIP, old friend) and…

Sips: Morgan Creek Vineyards

This adventure also appeared on Minnesota Uncorked as part of this year’s 30 Days of Wine. Get in the holiday spirit by checking out the other #30DaysOfWine posts here. This fall when we headed north for a weekend…

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Eats: Hi-Lo Diner

I am an enthusiastic lover of breakfast. Sweet or savory—it doesn’t matter. I love the ritual of diner breakfasts in all of their comfort and regularity, full of worn vinyl booths and steaming cups of…

A Hidden Gem: Hennepin History Museum

Disclosure: Meet Minneapolis facilitated our visit to the Hennepin History Museum. However, all opinions are my own. Growing up in suburban Chicago, I spent many a Saturday volunteering with my mom at our local historical society. I loved learning…

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Wandering the Wabasha Street Caves

Disclosure: Visit St. Paul facilitated our tour of the Wabasha Street Caves. However, all opinions are my own. One of the first times I visited the Twin Cities, I stumbled upon the Wabasha Street Caves. Even though…

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Exploring the Mill City Museum

Disclosure: Meet Minneapolis facilitated our visit to the Mill City Museum. However, all opinions are my own. While I’ve spent a fair amount of time in Minneapolis, I realized that I know very little about the…

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Sips: Bent Brewstillery

When I travel, I love to explore local wineries and craft breweries to get a taste (literally) of the area. Over the years I’ve toted home growlers of craft brews from adventures and even helped stomp grapes at an Iowa winery. But a “brewstillery”? That was a delightful new experience for me.