Hi, thanks for stopping by. I am Jen and I can’t wait to go exploring with you! 

Who doesn’t love Pinterest, with all its enticing possibilities? I do! But after an hour of scrolling – reality strikes! Those bucket-list adventures and exotic destinations aren’t looming on my horizon anytime soon, however that doesn’t change my desire for travel. 

I am an Iowa home school graduate, exploring home with my charming husband, tween boy & girl twins, a 2-year-old boy, and my fluffy 15 lb puppy Toby. I drive my husband nuts because I am always wanting to go somewhere new. He says, “Every campsite has the same thing; trees, a trail, and grass”. “But I want to see a new tree,” is my response.

This blog, Field Trip Iowa, is a simple place, with inspiring images and practical advice to help you and your family find that “new tree” and the hidden gems that foster learning and excitement!   

Field Trip Iowa wants your family to connect through learning experiences across Iowa and our Neighboring States! We’ll show you great adventures and tell you everything you need to know to enjoy them. Come Explore With Us!


All the photography, images, or graphic work is my own unless noted. Very little editing is done. Most images are shown how I took them. I don’t add fancy colors or filters or extras – these are the beautiful images of our state that you can enjoy too!  Please Pin and share but link back to this original site.

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Homeschool Iowa Magazine – Winter 2017 edition – Article about field trips in Des Moines Iowa

Field Trips in Des Moines Iowa

Homeschool Iowa Magazine – Summer 2017 edition – Article Fieldtrips: A Spiritual Necessity 

Fieldtrips: a Spiritual Necessity

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