Daily Wanderlust: Iowa from I-80

Written by on June 23, 2012 in Daily Wanderlust, Escapes - 4 Comments

Editor’s Note: This post is a part of the #winosontheroad series. Over Yonderlust and d travels ’round are road tripping and exploring America through June 27. Be sure to check out all of the posts of life on the open road.

Nebraska may have been flat, but it was beautiful.

As I-80 goes on its epic straight track through Nebraska and Iowa, the scenery changes only slightly. Flat farms give way to fields with large crops growing in the early summer.

Puffy white clouds mingle against a bright blue sky. And, the green bursts of vegetation below only add to the inherent beauty this part of the world offers.

Sure, we may not have made any stops in Iowa en route to Chicago, but just looking out the window provided us with enough breathtaking moments to remind us America truly is one stunning country.

About the Author

Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2010 she quit her job in PR to go on a solo backpacking adventure and tackle her 30-Life-Crisis. After seven months abroad, journeying throughout Europe and Africa, she returned to America and relocated to Las Vegas. Following a year-long stint back in PR, she once again quit her job to follow her dreams; this time her journey took her to the elephants and Elephant Nature Park where she is involved with raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. Recently, Diana was named a finalist in the Destinology Travel Bloggy Awards for travel writing. She has been a regular contributor to Viator and recently served as the Las Vegas contributor for OneTravel.com and CheapOair.com. Her work has appeared in print and online, including The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Vegas Seven, World Nomads and more.

4 Comments on "Daily Wanderlust: Iowa from I-80"

  1. Barbara June 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm · Reply

    BEAUTIFUL picture and wonderful post! I remember the wonderful scenes outside my car along the I-80 in Iowa… and then I decided to stop the car and race through a corn field in shorts. When I got back into my car, I was itchy itchy itchy and full of bugs.

    Some things are better experienced from a distance? :)

    • Diana June 24, 2012 at 8:07 pm · Reply

      Thank you! Although we didn’t actually stop anywhere in Iowa, we both really enjoyed the drive and the rolling hills and scenery. We discussed running through the fields but then opted to just keep going to Chicago. Next time!!! Although, even with your bug bites, I bet it was a lot of fun!

  2. Ayngelina June 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm · Reply

    So jealous of this trip, always something I have wanted to do – the great American road trip.

    • Diana June 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm · Reply

      Well, I am pretty sure I will have to do another one at some point! The passenger seat has your name on it! :)

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