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Adventure Awaits!: An Introduction

August 8, 2017

Hello + welcome to my Finding Iowa blog! Get ready because I am about to embark on a major blogging adventure. Iowa style!


Let me first properly introduce myself for those of you that don't already know me. I'm Aly and I started this amazing adventure that I call Finding Iowa just a few years back. (You can read my whole story at and click 'my story'.)  I am absolutely passionate about Iowa and even more passionate about supporting Iowans in whatever they are passionate about.


I love exploring! So does my husband and adventure buddy Mike. And even better? My dog Arnie loves exploring too! So you will definitely be seeing a very cute basset hound along on my adventures as well. I love trying new things. In fact, it's one of my top priorities this year. And here's why:


While I work on creating awesome orders I typically listen to NPR. Pretty much all day. A few months back they were talking about why a person likes or dislikes a certain thing and this fun fact arose. Apparently you are far less likely to like new things after the age of 34. I turned 34 this year. I have just under a year left and I intend to make the most out of it. Watch out Iowa!


So here's what I'll cover in this blog... Ever see those 'Only in Your State' posts that are well, everywhere? Yeah, me too. And turns out, I actually explore those places. Like I have actually driven hours for a tenderloin just to try it. Or an amazing cave, or hiking trail, or shopping destination. Or cheese. Or wine. And how is that stuff made? Let's find out! This is what I do, and now I'm going to share it with you guys! I also want to hear about your very own adventures. Where do I need to explore next? Let me know! Nothing is off limits. But we are definitely keeping it local. 


I am looking forward to sharing with you all of the small and big things that inspire me everyday in my creations that make up Finding Iowa. Whether you live in Iowa, originally from Iowa, want to come to Iowa, or just plain curious and/or unsure what exactly it is that you DO in Iowa, well I'm your girl! Let the adventures begin!






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