Read This: 100 Things To Do In Iowa Before You Die

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If you've never learned how interesting Iowa is, now's your chance! We're so happy to share a new book by author Sara Broers, entitled 100 Things To Do In Iowa Before You Die. This fascinating book is chock full of cool things about a state you might not know much about (raises hand!). Once you dig in, you'll be amazed at how MUCH there is to do, explore, and see in this cool midwest state. 

Read This: 100 Things To Do In Iowa Before You Die

Sections include:
* Food and Drink
* Music and Entertainment
* Sports and Recreation
* Culture and History
* Shopping and Fashion

* Activities by Season
* Suggested Itineraries

Whether you're interested in breweries and vineyards, art (Grant Wood!), haunted houses, music (including those 76 trombones), cultural heritages, caving, crooked roads, flying kites on a frozen lake, John Deere (and farming), meteorites, buttons, toys, and so much more, THIS Is the book for you. And whether you've imagined heading to Iowa or are new to planning travel here, I cannot imagine a better travel guide than this one.

Highly recommended!

Sara Broers is an award winning connector. She prides herself on the ability to help people make connections that matter. She has been the keynote speaker, as well as a small group leader at conferences across the country. She’s not afraid to share the secrets to success. After all, there is no secret sauce to success, as it’s called hard work.

She is based in Iowa and has a passion for the Midwest. Her love of the Iowa farm does not go unnoticed, as she’s not afraid to share her life story with others, as she travels wherever the plane, train, ship, or car will go.

In 2008, she launched All In An Iowa Mom’s Day, a “Mom Blog.” Through that blog, she was found by companies all across the country to help them with their social media management. Through this, Social Connections, LLC came to light.  Sara has helped thousands of clients be smarter and safer online through the use of social media. She has a passion for helping auctioneers, as she is the social media instructor at two auction schools- America’s Auction Academy and World Wide College of Auctioneering.

It was in 2013, that she realized that travel was becoming a part of her “Mom Blog.” It was during that time that Travel With Sara came on the scene.
Her partnerships with several destinations have introduced thousands of travelers to places that have been undiscovered by many. After all, when is the last time you sang a song with a herd of buffalo in a pasture in Kansas?

It was in 2015 that the Midwest Travel Network was born. Sara partnered with Lisa Trudell of The Walking Tourists and the rest is history! The Midwest Travel Network is where thousands of connections take place in the tourism world. Talented content creators are introduced to tourism destinations and magical things happen. It’s through this network that many destinations find themselves partnering with others that ultimately takes their destination to a new level of recognition.

Sara is the co-author of Midwest Road Trip Adventures and she is the author of 100 Things To Do In Iowa Before You Die.

Sara enjoys freelance writing and will jump at the opportunity to share some of her favorite places in publications all across the country. She loves sharing destinations that are charming, off the beaten path, and have a passion for welcoming tourists into their communities.

Sara Broers. From Read This: 100 Things To Do In Iowa Before You Die

We were lucky enough to catch up with Sara, and ask her about her book, inspiration, and more. Here's what she had to say...

Please tell us about your new book, 100 things to do in Iowa before you die...
100 Things To Do In Iowa Before You Die is an easy to hold guide book that showcases MORE than 100 things in Iowa.

What inspired you to write this book?
I have always loved to travel across my home state of Iowa. I felt like it was time to write this book, as I know there are many other people traveling the state that could write it, but I wanted to write it. I pitched the publisher and they said, "YES."

What were the joys and challenges of researching your book?

The challenges were photos of particular places, as the weather did not always cooperate and narrowing the selection of 100 things- that was hard! The joy of writing this book is all of the people that I have met along the way.

What might people be surprised to learn about Iowa?
Most people are surprised to learn that Iowas has a lot of art. From Frank Lloyd Wright, a 100 foot grain silo mural, to sculpture walks all across the state.

What's up next for you?
I hope that 100 Things To do in Iowa does well, so I can write a second edition to book 1. There are many places that should have been in the book, but with 100 things, there was only room for so many things.

How can people find your work?
You can find my work at Travel With Sara, Sara Broers, and be sure to follow 100 Things To Do In Iowa Facebook Page. I am also a regular contributor to Travel Awaits, a website geared towards the 55+ traveler.


Websites: Travel With Sara and Sara Broers 

Is there anything else you'd like to share?
You can purchase the book on Amazon. I'd love to hear about your experiences traveling through Iowa, so don't be afraid to share your photos and experience with me. You can send them to travelwithsara[at]