Family Adventures · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Cannons of Burlington

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County In between cold spells and snow showers, we figure out ways to get out and see some of the historical landmarks of our state. There is so much history to experience everywhere and for much of it you don’t have to pay a penny to see it. This is just… Continue reading Cannons of Burlington

Grownup Getaways · Lodging in Iowa · Northeast Iowa

A Century Corner in Cresco & Its B&B

Cresco, IA: Howard County A cozy atmosphere is something I think many of us need from time to time. Small town Iowa has a way of bringing that out in some of the most memorable ways we’ve seen in our travels. One of those ways is in the form of a beautiful bed and breakfast.… Continue reading A Century Corner in Cresco & Its B&B

Lodging in Iowa · Rediscovering the All American Motel · Southeast Iowa

Burlington’s Iconic Arrowhead

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County If you’ve taken a lot of road trips, or just a few, chances are is that you’ve rolled into one of America’s classic motels. Whether it was on your radar from the get-go or a shimmering oasis during a late night and or harsh weather, these properties are a vital… Continue reading Burlington’s Iconic Arrowhead

Family Adventures · Lodging in Iowa · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Drifting on the Driftless-S&S Houseboats

Lansing, IA: Allamakee County You know you’re thinking about the summer, and why shouldn’t you!?! Iowa has been experiencing a winter cold spell that’s been a long time coming and you’re among a lot of friends who is thinking those sunny days in the 90’s, 80’s….70’s? I’d take a balmy 22 degrees right now as… Continue reading Drifting on the Driftless-S&S Houseboats

Gallivant Milestones and Moments

2018 Preview of Projects on The Iowa Gallivant

Like the Whack-A-Mole game, we start one project on The Iowa Gallivant, and another one comes popping up. That is a good thing, and fresh ideas and goals keep the Gallivant Nation interested and rearing to read about another Team Goodvin adventure. Here’s our preview and don’t forget that we need your suggestions. Keep us on… Continue reading 2018 Preview of Projects on The Iowa Gallivant

Family Adventures · Gallivant Milestones and Moments

The Iowa Gallivant’s 2017 Top 20: Another Great Year of Memories

Our fourth year is wrapping up here on The Iowa Gallivant and we couldn’t have been more happy with the outcome of our travel blog. 2017 was filled with amazing trips all year long and one of the hardest tasks is to narrow down to 20 of our most wonderful memories. Nevertheless, here it is Gallivant Nation.… Continue reading The Iowa Gallivant’s 2017 Top 20: Another Great Year of Memories

Family Adventures · North Central Iowa

Winter Weekend in North Iowa

  North Iowa: Mitchell, Winnebago & Worth Counties By now many of you have seen our recent posts from our last weekend trip in mid-December. Naturally we put a lot of emphasis on summer travel and why not! However, we at The Iowa Gallivant suggest setting aside some of the vacation budget and keep discovering… Continue reading Winter Weekend in North Iowa