Travel Iowa x Localhood

We're excited to announce Localhood (take a peek), a new tool that will allow you to create Instagram Reels/Facebook Stories in an easy, consistent way. The Iowa Tourism Office is covering the cost of the tool and providing access at no charge to you.

Localhood enables you to create, publish and analyze web stories, which are like social media stories for the web. This content will then automatically appear in Google searches as visual stories as well as in a Localhood gallery on Travel Iowa's homepage. The platform also allows you to embed individual stories (example) or galleries on your website and share on social media.

Ready to get started?

  • Sign up for free access to Localhood
  • Share your photos and videos with us to be featured in Travel Iowa's Localhood stories

Localhood Content Calendar

Align your stories with Travel Iowa's content plans for more exposure!

Localhood allows Travel Iowa and its partners to collaborate and integrate across our statewide industry, helping to drive awareness, inspiration and engagement.

See below for Travel Iowa's monthly themes. Though some of these topics are highlighted year-round, we've selected some top themes to help you prioritize your content and maximize your partnership with Travel Iowa.

A woman wearing a black coat and pink gloves snowshoes across a snowy Iowa landscape.
February 2024

XC Skiing / Snowshoeing
Romantic Spots

A delicately plated dish shows meat topped with corn.
March 2024

Culinary Tours
Spring Break Ideas

Two people approach a waterfall surrounded by green trees.
April 2024

Spring Fun

A young white man putts a disc into the basket at a green disc golf course

May 2024

Disc Golf
Art Walks / Murals

A woman in a light blue jacket hikes a gravel trail below green foliage.

June 2024

Best Hiking Trails
Fishing Hotspots

An older woman in a pink shirt purchases flowers from a farmers market vendor.
July 2024

Farmers' Markets
Water Recreation

For more information, contact:

Amber Rottinghaus