#RAGBRAI · Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Smiles of Jefferson Are Towering Over the Route

Jefferson, IA: Greene County (Our 74th County!) Highway to Bells is the theme here for RAGBRAI-Jefferson and you’ll see why and hear why from miles away. The town’s most noticeable landmark will be front and center all day and night, and the view of RAGBRAI may never be better. The Mahanay Bell Tower will show you a view, 120 feet up,… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Smiles of Jefferson Are Towering Over the Route

Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Gearing Up For Summer w/ Tacos & the Infamous Swinging Bridge

The rains were coming, but that wasn’t going to keep us from visiting one of our favorite destinations. Where do you go for some of the best tacos on Earth? I know some of you are thinking about huge cities or heading WAAAAAAAY down south. Lucky for us, we’re less than an hour away from… Continue reading Gearing Up For Summer w/ Tacos & the Infamous Swinging Bridge

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

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Newhall

Newhall, IA: Benton County Owner, Dave Sutton, greeted us as we strolled in to the famous meat locker that is producing award winners every year. Not only is Dave the only certified Master Meat Crafter in Iowa, he’s also a living breathing inductee in the National Cured Meat Hall of Fame. I think we may have… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Newhall

East Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing LeClaire

LeClaire, IA: Scott County The Quad Cities area has a lot to see and it’s not all in the four towns that dominate the river. Just a short drive upstream from Bettendorf is the birthplace of Buffalo Bill Cody and one of the most beautiful town’s on the Mississippi. It’s also home to an establishment… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing LeClaire

Family Adventures · Lodging in Iowa · North Central Iowa

Wakey, Wakey, Eggs and Bakey From the Northwood Holiday Inn Express & Suites

*Our stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, in Northwood, was complimentary. The opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! Northwood, IA: Worth County You’re traveling, or you’re vacationing, maybe exploring. Whatever the reason you’re on the road, you’ll need a great place to rest and get all… Continue reading Wakey, Wakey, Eggs and Bakey From the Northwood Holiday Inn Express & Suites

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

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Washington

Washington, IA: Washington County One of the area’s most well known spots for everything that is beautiful about bologna is in the great town we’ve visited before and has given us many reasons to come Gallivanting back year after year. This time in Washington, we’re featuring the staple known as Boyd’s Bologna! Here’s what made it to our bellies….… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Washington

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Family Adventures

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #3 in Muscatine County

Wilton, IA: Muscatine County There are many historic landmarks in Iowa and we want to see them all. A good way to make this happen is to pop the big question to the most important young lady in my life over and over again. In all of Iowa’s 99 counties! I’m on my third round… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #3 in Muscatine County