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.

Two hikers ascend to the top of the Loess Hills in Western Iowa during a sunny summer day.

June 2023


A little girl runs in the water at a beach carrying a green sand castle bucket.
July 2023

Lake Life

Two young mix raced boys play with small fishing nets in the water along the coast.
August 2023

Water Recreation
Campus Town Vacations

Two young women wearing dresses hold glasses of wine and walk through a green vineyard.
September 2023

Tailgating Fun
Date Night at a Winery

A mom takes a photo of her two young sons standing behind a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch.
October 2023

Farm Fun
Fall Festivals

A paved road runs beneath a yellow, green and orange tree canopy.

November 2023

Fall Colors

For more information, contact:

Amber Rottinghaus