Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
Iowa is one of those states that outsiders often disregard, but those who live here know it’s home to one hidden gem after another. And that’s just fine with us – we love our own little slice of Americana all to ourselves. For those who have strong roots in Iowa, the culture of this great state has had a huge influence. We’ve got unique destinations to visit, festivals you can’t experience anywhere else, and some of the best – and biggest – food in the United States. The Hawkeye State also has that unique Midwestern charm that feels like the old ways still hold sway and folks don’t mind doing things a little more slowly. We’ve got a lot of state pride, and companies like Wear Your Roots are happy to help us show it off with unique apparel. How many of these eight signs of deep roots in Iowa apply to you?
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