Grownup Getaways · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi · Wisconsin

Off Peak Season My Kinda Season-Prairie du Chien, WI

Leisure Time Sports Bar & Bowl was stop number one after checking into our motel room and a very long nap. You want to meet locals then this is where they’re at among the tall beers and exploding sounds coming from the pins. Along with the familiar shameful hum of the gutter from my “green… Continue reading Off Peak Season My Kinda Season-Prairie du Chien, WI

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Grownup Getaways · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #6 in Allamakee County

Lansing & New Albin, IA: Allamakee County It happened again and this time it was in Iowa’s B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L Driftless Area. This was on one of the first of our gallivants this year and it was just after a light snow that blanketed the area. We knew the area well and we were on a trip to… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #6 in Allamakee County

Gallivant Milestones and Moments

The Iowa Gallivant’s 2018 Top 20: Our Amazing Year of Travels

This is the fifth year making this list and it gets harder to do every time. We have met so many amazing people and experienced some of the greatest locations the Midwest has to offer to countless travelers like us. Here is your top 20, folks. Thank you to everyone that has helped us out… Continue reading The Iowa Gallivant’s 2018 Top 20: Our Amazing Year of Travels

Lodging · South Central Iowa

An Old Friend: Hotel Ottumwa

*We have the pleasure of showcasing many lodging partners during our travels and Hotel Ottumwa came thru again. Our stay here was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County We’ve been on this Iowa Gallivant adventure for almost five years and one of… Continue reading An Old Friend: Hotel Ottumwa

East Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Dubuque

Dubuque, IA: Dubuque County Our wurst quest is winding down as we get closer to picking our favorite stop in the world of sausage here in Iowa. The Dubuque area has plenty of ways to enjoy the splendor of Iowa like its history, the importance of the Mississippi River and a lot of fantastic places… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Dubuque

Family Adventures · South Central Iowa

The Christmas Return to Ottumwa-Part 2 of 2

Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County The yuletide season was just getting warmed up on our visit, and we had a lot of memorable moments ahead including another round of tasty meals. Breakfast on the ground floor of Hotel Ottumwa was up to bat!   2nd Street Cafe has the all the butter, syrup, pancakes, sausage, and cinnamon… Continue reading The Christmas Return to Ottumwa-Part 2 of 2