Daily Wanderlust: Iowa from I-80

Written by on June 23, 2012 in Destinations - 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.

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Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Spain. Previously, she lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she worked for Save Elephant Foundation and Elephant Nature Park, an organization dedicated to rescuing elephants and raising awareness about responsible elephant tourism. A former career breaker and long term solo traveler,  today, Diana is a responsible elephant tourism expert and is the co-founder of #RTTC, the Responsible Travel & Tourism Collective, which includes a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. She has spoken about responsible tourism at TBEX and has appeared as an elephant tourism expert in numerous documentaries. Recently, Diana was featured in an episode of House Hunters International. Her writing has appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel 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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