2016 Taco Tour · East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the best Hometown Tacos: Locale 20, Muscatine

Muscatine, IA: Muscatine County Craft beer and tacos. With more craft beer and tacos. Followed by craft beer and tacos. JayJay and Monie found our happy place while watching the Big Muddy flow by the whole time. The Clamshell is connected to Contrary Brewing Company and we couldn’t have been happier about that. Beer flights along with a dip flight… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the best Hometown Tacos: Locale 20, Muscatine

Iowa Recipe Quest · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Backpocket Gold Coin Open-Faced Chili Dogs

Gold Coin German Style Blonde Lager: Backpocket Brewing-Coralville, IA When you start to get the chili shakes, there’s only one way to take care of them. Make some gosh darn chili! The kitchen of The Iowa Gallivant is on mission to showcase some of the best of Iowa’s breweries, so we hit the shelves and… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Cooking With Iowa’s Brews, Wines, & Spirits: Backpocket Gold Coin Open-Faced Chili Dogs

The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

We have a new category that makes it easier to find our articles that feature communities along the greatest river in the world. The Mississippi River stretches through some of the greatest regions our country has to offer and the best part of The Mud Belt is right here in Iowa. There is no other stretch along… Continue reading The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Fort Madison-Everybody Wagyu Tonight…Everybody Eat Steak Tonight

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County From the early days of the 1800’s with early American pioneers, to the British invaders in the war of 1812, to the modern travelers of Team Goodvin… it seems everyone wants a piece of Fort Madison. Monie and JayJay made the trek to SE-Iowa and got a major dose of the… Continue reading Fort Madison-Everybody Wagyu Tonight…Everybody Eat Steak Tonight

East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Southeast Iowa

Eastern Iowa Wine Country

Louisa and Muscatine Counties We’re taking a sip out of a very scenic part of Iowa as we head to a region that we’re very familiar with. A little wine sampling with some breaks in between as we hike and discover our way through another great rural tour in this area’s wine country. JayJay and Monie’s first stop… Continue reading Eastern Iowa Wine Country

East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways

A Bed & Breakfast on the Prairie

Washington County, IA Near the Washington and Louisa County lines is a rural retreat that has been the destination for travelers for a number of years now. Nestled between pastures and farmland, SDTMH gives its guests an experience that is amazingly unique to Iowa and this picturesque region. Monie and JayJay were heading north from… Continue reading A Bed & Breakfast on the Prairie

Family Adventures · South Central Iowa

Two Hours in Winterset

Winterset, IA: Madison County (Our 35th County!) One of the best road trips you can take in Iowa is through Madison County. Legions of travelers love the covered bridges, rolling hills, and unique landscapes. We were passing through and needed to soak in as much of Winterset as we could in a short period of time.… Continue reading Two Hours in Winterset