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Jess Hoffert

Jess Hoffert is a contributing editor for Midwest Living. He has worked for the magazine since 2011 and lives in the Sherman Hill neighborhood of Des Moines.

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Bacon. Funnel cakes. Deep fried. On a stick. Those four elements are a fairgoer's dream, and you can find at least one each in our...
I’ll admit it: I’m a roller coaster fanatic. My childhood obsessions always involved wheels, starting with tractors, evolving to trains (...
It’s one of the simplest sets on New York City's glitzy Broadway: a few high-backed wooden chairs neatly arranged around the stage’s...
Gail Pommerening’s flock of birds stares at me with glowing pastel eyes. Their colorful hand-painted feathers almost shimmer in tiny Art and...
I'm enveloped in green. This should come as no surprise, given the fact that I'm riding a 15-mile bike trail called "The Green Wreath....
On the surface, there’s nothing spooky about Put-in-Bay, a colorful Lake Erie island just a 20-minute ferry ride from mainland Ohio. The...