*We had the great pleasure to partner up with Wow! Des Moines Tours and host an amazing tour highlighting some of the area’s best places. The views expressed in our blog post are of our own. Now, let’s get back to Gallivanting! Des Moines & West Des Moines, IA; Polk County When someone calls and… Continue reading It’s Always Tuesday Somewhere: Des Moines Taco Tour of the Summer!
Des Moines & West Des Moines, IA: Polk County You know you’ve been sitting around with your friends wondering about how you could visit some of Des Moines’ best tenderloin havens. Sure, you’d like to visit multiple venues in one day, but you don’t want to do all that driving. Right? Of course I am! That’s… Continue reading Sometimes You Gotta Spell Tenderloin With “Wow!”
*The holiday season produces some of the best memories you can ask for and Boone’s Boulder Inn & Suites gratefully opened up their doors for us with a complimentary suite. The opinions expressed are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Boone, IA: Boone County Our holiday trip to Boone County would not have been complete… Continue reading The Boulders of Boone
*I have a goal to propose to my wife in all 99 Iowa counties. It will take long time and that’s okay because I’m counting on having many decades to complete it. Writing is a true passion and I can’t imagine having The Iowa Gallivant without Monie by my side the whole time. Boone &… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #5 in Boone County
Boone & Madrid, IA: Boone County You need a great meal….I mean meals…and you also need a beautiful state park, local wine, premium hotel room, and a place that has more Christmas cheer than Rudolph, Bing Crosby and Clark W. Griswold have combined. We found it and rolled in it like the first snow angel of… Continue reading Stuffing the Stockings & Iowa Feasting: Boone For the Holidays Part 2 of 2
Boone, IA: Boone County (Our 79th County!) If there is anything I’ve learned in our Midwest travels it is that communities know how to make a family feel at home without even trying. Boone, Iowa, is no exception and we had the feeling of being home for the holidays all weekend long. As you know, we don’t… Continue reading Dutch Goodies, Biscuits & Santa’s Train: Boone For the Holidays Part 1 of 2
Sully, IA: Jasper County Juicy, tender, succulent, beefy, gourmet….. all words that I use very often on Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip and all these words come to mind when I think of Sully, Iowa. That’s due to the family owned institution simply known as Sully Locker & Market! Here’s what made it to the table of Team… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Sully
*Our stay at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center was complimentary. The opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! Ames, IA: Story County Sports! Sports! Sports! I had to get that out because this guy loves August and the beginning of college football season! Ames knows how to bring… Continue reading Game On at the Gateway!
Ames, IA: Story County School is coming early this year, thanks to RAGBRAI, and thousands on this year’s route are saying bring it on! Our eighth trip, for 2018, is Overnight #4 and we found one legend after another and you will too in just days. Every craving can be quenched in Ames from sun up… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Chocolaty, Cheesy, Caffeinated & Cupcake’d Legends of Ames
Newton, IA: Jasper County The overnights on this year’s RAGBRAI tour keep getting more and more unique with every place we visit. What’s that “one” thing that sticks out more than anything? What’s that “I may never experience this again” moment you’ve had in year’s past during this event? Whether it’s your first time on RAGBRAI… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2018: Rollin’ Into the Drive-In for the Overnight in Newton