Travel Guide

Hubby & I are often amazed at how much planning can go into a trip. We each remember how things were growing up in our families where dad & mom just piled all the kids into the car and headed one direction (usually west) and whatever you found along the way was what you got; hotel rooms, restaurants or entertainment. Now, I’ll spend weeks planning all the nitty gritty details of our family excursions …(but at least I find the beach when I go to Florida – ask hubby and his buddies about it sometime) …

Field Trip Iowa Planning Guide

I love my travel box! I save brochures from all our favorite places!


When planning our Field Trips – I couldn’t do without my Free travel guide and maps from Travel Iowa ~ grab one online or at any of the helpful Iowa Welcome Centers * Make the guide your own – mark it up, rip out pages, highlight – it’s your inspiration!

And…it’s just one of my go-to resources – I LOVE TripAdvisor – check out the IOWA page

Locate your neighboring county on this Map– you may be closer to their parks, trails, libraries and museums than your own.


For CAMPING we normally use Reserve America, Recreation.gov and My County Parks


~ Fellow Travelers add New Perspectives and Adventures to be Discovered – check out a few of these other Iowa travel blogs.

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What’s You Next Planned Trip?