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FAM Trips

Discover Destinations with the Midwest Travel Network

Explore the incredible destinations that the region has to offer with the Midwest Travel Network! We coordinate regular FAM (or familiarization) trips to destinations across the Midwest for writers in our network.

For destinations, partnering with the Midwest Travel Network helps ensure that you have a pre-vetted group of influencers and writers interested in visiting your community. For writers our network, these opportunities are an additional benefit of membership and are a great way to connect with your peers while exploring the Midwest.

Fairfield, IA
Corning Iowa FAM
Bismarck 2023 FAM

What Destinations Can Expect

Bismarck FAM

Do you represent a destination interested in hosting a FAM trip? Learn what to expect when working with the Midwest Travel Network.

What Bloggers Can Expect

Bismarck FAM

So, you’ve been invited on a FAM trip with the Midwest Travel Network — now what?

As part of these types of FAM trips, writers in our network create content and pitch stories about their experiences. Check out some of their work from recent trips!

Frequently Asked Questions

A FAM (short for familiarization) trip is a hosted tour of a destination or attraction coordinated for bloggers, influencers, writers and other members of the media.

We would love to talk with you about bringing writers to your destination! Learn what to expect from a partnership and reach out to us to get the conversation started.

We periodically send out information about FAM trips to our network. If you’d like to be included in emails about upcoming trips, please fill out this form.

Past FAM Trip Hosts

Janesville Wisconsin
Visit Mason City
Elkhart Indiana
Visit Fort Dodge Iowa logo
Clear Lake Iowa logo
Bismarck - Mandan, North Dakota
Ohio's Lake Erie Shores & Islands
Fairfield, Iowa
Corning, Iowa